IMPORTANT Reminder to Schedule School Immunizations

The State of Indiana requires students entering PK, K, 6th and 12th grades to have required immunizations before entering school in August.  6th and 12th grade students received information in February regarding what immunizations they needed for the 2020-2021 school year.

ALL students (PK-12) are required to have (2) Hepatitis A vaccines.  The minimal interval between the 1st and 2nd dose is 6 months.  Your child may start school with 1 dose IF the 2nd dose is due after school begins in August. 

There is NO waiver or extension or required immunizations due to COVID-19.

The Newton County Health Department is open and scheduling appointments at 219-285-2052.

Kentland Clinic is open and scheduling appointments for established patients at 219-474-5464.

Family Health Clinic of Monon is open and scheduling appointments for established patients at 219-253-2404.

If you are not sure if your child needs additional immunizations, you can ask your Primary Care Provider to check the CHIRP system.

I will be in the office starting Monday, July 20, 2020 and checking my messages regularly.  If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach me at 219-474-5167, ext 3306. You can also email me at  If I am unable to answer, please leave a message and I will return your call as soon as possible.

Thank you.

Mrs. Paula McCarthy, School Nurse