SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2018

Indiana online tool offers vaccination record access

The Indian State Department of Health recently unveiled a new online tool that allows residents to have direct access to their immunization records.

"MyVaxIndiana" will allow individuals to print, fax or download their immunization history using a personal identification number obtained from a healthcare provider or local health department. Users will also be able to view the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's ACIP Immunization Schedule to determine what vaccines they might need.

"Our goal is to further improve immunization rates of Hoosiers by providing parents and patients ready on line access to their own vaccine records, 24 /7," State Health Commissioner Dr. Gregory Larkin said. "Having both the health care provider and the patient completely understand what vaccines have been given and what are further recommended will add to vaccine compliance.

MyVaxIndiana is designed to complement the Indiana Children and Hoosiers Immunization Registry Program, which is supported by the CDC. Approximately four million Indiana residents currently have active records in CHIRP.

The project is the creation of the Indiana State Health Department and was funded through a technology grant provided by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, which operates as part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.