"We expect to vaccinate as many children as we possibly can who do not have their vaccinations," said Mark Booth, Director of Student Services for Noblesville Schools.
Vaccines were quickly urged for non-immunized staff Wednesday. Thursday, more of them will be back at a temporary clinic that will be held at White River Elementary School. Students who have not received both vaccinations will also be immunized at the school.
"A lot of them have one of the two measles shots," said Booth.
Parents first learned about the now confirmed outbreak through an email that mentions a family of five who had been immunized but Were showing symptoms.
"All of those children had their vaccinations and that's why theyre saying its highly, highly unlikely," said Booth.
In other words, that family was not the threat. One infectious disease specialist believes they could have contracted another virus because she says 95 percent of people who have received the first shot will be immune to the measles.
Concerned parents should still be on the lookout for measles symptoms.
"A respiratoy tract infection, cough, runny nose, red eyes, usually very high fevers and then the development of a red rash," said Dr. Danielle Osterholzer, Indiana University School of Medicine.
Even parents who have asked for a religious exemption cannot bring their child back to school. Pregnant teachers may also have to stay home if they are not already immunized.
"Probably the biggest decision going forward will be when we get those test results back tonight. We have to have enough teachers to keep the school buildings open," said Booth.
Vaccines are effective within 72 hours of exposure.
Those impacted at the schools including preschoolers in education programs are invited to the clinic Wednesday. It is not open to the public.