Parents take greater role in childhood vaccines

December 24, 2014 2:00 PM

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By the time most Indiana children reach the age of 10, they have been subjected to a battery of immunizations designed to protect them — and those around them — from illnesses that once were a scourge of childhood such as polio, diphtheria and pertussis.

State law requires children in public and accredited private schools to receive immunizations under a schedule set by the Indiana State Board of Health. However, parents can request a medical or religious exemption.

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