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State Immunization Laws for Healthcare
Workers and Patients

Immunization Administration Requirements
For State: IN

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Patient Type Vaccine Requirement
Hospital Employees  Hepatitis B[1] No 
  Influenza[2] No 
  MMR[3] No 
  Varicella[4] No 
  Pneumococcal[5] No 
  Medical(M),Religious(R), or Philosophical(P) Exemptions[6] No 
Hospital Inpatients  Influenza[7] No 
  Pneumococcal[8] No 
  Medical(M),Religious(R), or Philosophical(P) Exemptions[9] No 
Individual Providers' Patients  Any Immunization[10] No 
  Medical(M),Religious(R), or Philosophical(P) Exemptions[11] No 
Ambulatory Care Facilities Employees  Any Immunization[12] No 
  Medical(M),Religious(R), or Philosophical(P) Exemptions[13] No 
Ambulatory Care Facilities Patients  Any Immunization[14] No 
  Medical(M),Religious(R), or Philosophical(P) Exemptions[15] No 
Correctional Inmates and Residents  Any Immunization[16] No[93]
  Medical(M),Religious(R), or Philosophical(P) Exemptions[17] No 
Developmentally Disabled Facility Residents  Any Immunization[18] Ensure[94]
  Medical(M),Religious(R), or Philosophical(P) Exemptions[19] Yes – (M)[95] & (R)[96]
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[1] Does the jurisdiction require that any hospitals offer hepatitis B vaccine to any employees of the hospital, or ensure that any such employees are vaccinated with hepatitis B vaccine?

[2] Does the jurisdiction require that any hospitals offer influenza vaccine to any employees of the hospital, or ensure that any such employees are vaccinated with influenza vaccine?

[3] Does the jurisdiction require that any hospitals offer measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine (or any component thereof) to any employees of the hospital, or ensure that any such employees are vaccinated with MMR vaccine?

[4] Does the jurisdiction require that any hospitals offer varicella vaccine to any employees of the hospital, or ensure that any such employees are vaccinated with varicella vaccine?

[5] Does the jurisdiction require that any hospitals offer pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine to any employees of the hospital, or ensure that any such employees are vaccinated with pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine?  Top of Page

[6] If any hospitals are required to ensure that any hospital employees are vaccinated with hepatitis B, influenza, MMR, varicella or pneumococcal vaccine, does the jurisdiction provide any medical, religious or philosophical exemptions to such administration requirements?

[7] Does the jurisdiction require that any hospitals offer any inpatients of the hospital influenza vaccine, or ensure that any inpatients are vaccinated with influenza vaccine?

[8] Does the jurisdiction require that any hospitals offer any inpatients of the hospital pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine, or ensure that any inpatients are vaccinated with pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine?

[9] If any hospitals are required to ensure that any hospital inpatients are vaccinated with influenza or pneumococcal vaccines, does the jurisdiction provide any medical, religious or philosophical exemptions to such administration requirements?  Top of Page

[10] Does the jurisdiction require that any individual healthcare providers offer any vaccinations to any patients, or ensure that any patients are vaccinated with any vaccines?

[11] If any individual providers are required to ensure that any of their patients are vaccinated with any vaccines, does the jurisdiction provide any medical, religious or philosophical exemptions to such administration requirements?

[12] Does the jurisdiction require that any ambulatory care facilities offer any vaccinations to any employees, or ensure that any employees are vaccinated with any vaccines?

[13] If any ambulatory care facilities are required to ensure that any employees are vaccinated with any vaccines, does the jurisdiction provide any medical, religious or philosophical exemptions to such administration requirements?  Top of Page

[14] Does the jurisdiction require that any ambulatory care facilities offer any vaccinations to any patients, or ensure that any patients are vaccinated with any vaccines?

[15] If any ambulatory care facilities are required to ensure that any patients are vaccinated with any vaccines, does the jurisdiction provide for any medical, religious or philosophical exemptions to such administration requirements?

[16] Does the jurisdiction require that any correctional facilities or juvenile detention centers offer any vaccinations to any inmates or juveniles, or ensure that any inmates or juveniles are vaccinated with any vaccines?

[17] If any correctional centers or juvenile detention centers are required to ensure that any inmates or juveniles are vaccinated with any vaccines, does the jurisdiction provide for any medical, religious or philosophical exemptions to such administration requirements?  Top of Page

[18] Does the jurisdiction require that any residential facilities for the developmentally disabled or mentally retarded offer any residents any vaccinations, or ensure that any residents are vaccinated with any vaccines?

[19] If any residential facilities for the developmentally disabled or mentally retarded are required to ensure that any residents are vaccinated with any vaccines, does the jurisdiction provide for any medical, religious or philosophical exemptions to such administration requirements?

[93] For Indiana, no statute or regulation requires any correctional centers or juvenile detention centers to offer any vaccines to any inmates/juveniles or to ensure that any inmates/juveniles are vaccinated with any vaccines. However, note Ind. Admin. Code tit. 470, r. 3-11-75, relating to “child caring institutions.” Ind. Admin. Code tit. 470, r. 3-11-75 requires that the child caring institution shall ensure that each child has received immunizations and boosters required by the State Board of Health, and that every child must be immunized against routine childhood illnesses. “Child caring institutions” are defined in Ind. Admin. Code tit. 470, r. 3-15-5 as a place engaged in (among other things) receiving and caring for delinquent children. However, according to Indiana state counsel, child caring institutions operated by the Department of Corrections, county jails, and detention centers are not covered by the statute affected, Ind. Code 12-17.4. Communication from Catherine Wolter, September 13, 2005.

[94] For Indiana requirements, see Ind. Admin. Code tit. 470, r. 3-11-75, relating to “child caring institutions.” Ind. Admin. Code tit. 470, r. 3-11-75 requires that the child caring institution, after attempting to determine the child’s immunization status, ensures that each child has received immunizations and boosters required by the State Board of Health, and that every child must be immunized against routine childhood disease. “Child caring institutions” are defined in Ind. Admin. Code tit. 470, r. 3-15-5 as place engaged in (among other things) receiving and caring for dependent children, children in need of services, or delinquent children. Based on the identity of those children served, this chart assumes that the definition of “child caring institutions” includes facilities serving developmentally disabled or mentally retarded children.  Top of Page

[95] For Indiana, for medical exemptions to the immunization requirements of Ind. Admin. Code tit. 470, r. 3-11-75, see Ind. Admin. Code tit. 470, r. 3-11-75, providing that immunization requirements are inapplicable where there is a licensed physician’s statement.

[96] For Indiana, for religious exemptions to the immunization requirements of Ind. Admin. Code tit. 470, r. 3-11-75, see Ind. Admin. Code tit. 470, r. 3-11-75, providing that immunization requirements are inapplicable upon a good faith religious statement by the parent or guardian.

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