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Indiana State Department of Health

Indiana State Department of Health

Immunization Home > Children & Hoosiers Immunization Registry Program (CHIRP) > About CHIRP About CHIRP

The Children and Hoosiers Immunization Registry Program (CHIRP) is a secure web-based application that is administered by the Indiana State Department of Health. An immunization registry program is designed to permanently store a person’s immunization records in an electronic format. There are many benefits to having one’s record stored in a permanent immunization registry.

Healthcare providers can use the registry to both review vaccination records for their patients and to record all newly administered vaccinations. The state of Indiana mandates use of the registry for certain providers. More information about these legislative requirements is available below on this website. The CHIRP homepage can be accessed here .

An individual, parent or guardian can access their own immunization records through the My VaxIndiana patient portal. Click here or contact your healthcare provider to learn more about MyVaxIndiana.

Immunization Registry Requirements for Medical Providers

Indiana Code 16-38-5-2 goes into effect on July 1, 2015. This provision mandates all medical providers in the state of Indiana to submit complete vaccination records to the state CHIRP registry system within seven business days. This new legislation covers all vaccines that are administered to individuals under 19 years of age.

To view this legislation in full, please click here.

CHIRP can accept an import with an HL7 type message from an Electronic Health Record (EHR). Providers have the option to send this information electronically; however, the message must comply with the national standards for HL7 messaging. The current adopted version types for an HL7 message are 2.3.1 or 2.5.1.

For more information about the CHIRP requirements, please the CHIRP helpdesk at 888-227-4439 or chirp@isdh.in.gov.

Immunization Registry Requirements for Pharmacies

Pharmacies that administer immunizations for patients of any age are required by IC 25-26-13-31.2 and to record vaccine administration information in the CHIRP registry within seven business days.

To view this legislation, please click here.

For more information about the CHIRP requirements, please the CHIRP helpdesk at 888-227-4439 or chirp@isdh.in.gov.

Immunization Registry Requirements for Medical Providers Enrolled in a Publicly- Funded Vaccination Program

Medical providers enrolled in the Vaccines for Children (VFC) and Adult Immunization Programs are required to follow Policy 15: Immunization Information System Requirements. This policy requires providers to meet the requirements of IC 16-38-5 by July 1, 2014 and to use the Vaccine Lot Inventory Management component of CHIRP.

Questions regarding VFC policy can be directed to the Immunization Division, 800-701-0704 or immunize@isdh.in.gov.

Immunization Registry Requirements for Schools

All schools that are accredited under the Indiana Department of Education use CHIRP to review and update student immunization records. The schools must also use the registry to report vaccination coverage levels among students attending each individual school. Schools must have parent permission under the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) prior to entering any immunization records into the registry.

Immunization Registry Data Exclusion Request

An individual, parent or guardian may request that immunization data be excluded from the registry at any time. An individual, parent or guardian may also request to permanently opt-out or be excluded from Indiana’s state immunization registry. To submit for one or more exclusions, please complete and submit.

For more information about the CHIRP requirements, please the CHIRP helpdesk at 888-227-4439 or chirp@isdh.in.gov.