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Indiana Reveals Vaccinations Records Website

Parents will be able to view their child's vaccinations records online using the state website.

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Department of Health employee Ryan Ly, with her daughter Lily, demonstrates how to use the vaccinations website.

The Indiana Department of Health wants to make it easier for parents to find out what vaccinations their children have had and which ones they still need.

MyVaxIndiana.in.gov allows Hoosiers to to view their children’s or their own immunization records. All they need is a pin number, which they can get from their healthcare provider or local health department.

Department of Health Commissioner Gregory Larkin says immunizations are one of the most crucial elements of public health. And he says the website doesn’t just contain a record of past vaccinations.

“Equally important, they can see, based on their own immunization records, which immunizations are missing or which immunizations should be planned for,” he says.

The online tool was developed using a federal grant.

Judy Murphy is a deputy coordinator at the Office of the National Coordinator, which helped Indiana create the new system. He says MyVaxIndiana is about empowering patients.

“Too much of what goes on in our healthcare organization is where we’re dependent on others as patients,” she says. “And this is about creating independence.”

Larkin says he expects the website to help remove many of the stumbling blocks that were keeping parents from having their children correctly immunized for school.

Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith has previously worked as a reporter and anchor for KBIA Radio in Columbia, MO, and at WSPY Radio in Plano, IL as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.

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