Very few Americans born after 1980 have been vaccinated for smallpox.
For public schools in Indiana, the rules for vaccinations are simple. But with private schools, it’s a little more complicated.
The university is hoping to stop the spread of mumps that has sickened nine students so far.
The Indiana Youth Institute released its Kids Count Report Monday. Much of the information focuses on the health of Hoosier kids, including immunization rates.
Parents can file religious or medical exemptions, which the school does recognize.
According to Centers for Disease Control data released today, Indiana's vaccinations rates are good compared to the national average.
Indiana ranks in the bottom half of states for on-time infant vaccinations.
The goal is to make immunizations more available to the public and drive down health care costs.
Most new Indiana laws take effect on July 1 because the day marks the start of the state fiscal year.
School officials are trying to get students caught up on their vaccinations as school begins.