Reminder of Health Requirements for 2019/2020

Health Requirements for 2019/2020
Posted on 08/21/2019
Health Requirements for 2019/2020

The Illinois Department of Public Health requires a number of immunizations and exams before students can attend school in the State of Illinois. Below is a detailed list of those requirements and the grades affected by each prerequisite. Parents are asked to please begin planning for the 2019/2020 school year and begin scheduling these immunizations and exams soon.

All students entering Preschool, Kindergarten, Sixth and Ninth grades are required to have a current physical examination completed on the approved Illinois Department of Public Health form.  A current physical is one that was completed within one year of August 23, 2019.  A sport physical does not meet this requirement. The parent portion on the top of the physical form must be completed and signed.  

All students must have medical verification of a complete immunization history according to Illinois immunization requirements including the following:

All students entering kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth and grades six through twelve must show proof of receiving two doses of Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine and two doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella).

All students entering Preschool and Kindergarten must have proof of three or more Polio doses, with the fourth dose on or after the 4th birthday.     

All students entering sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth grade must show proof of receiving one does of the Meningococcal (meningitis) vaccine.

All students entering twelfth grade must show proof of receiving two doses of Meningococcal (meningitis) vaccine unless the first dose was given after the age of 16, then only one dose is required.

All students entering grades six through eleven must show proof of receiving one dose of Tdap vaccine.

Dental Examination Requirement:  Illinois Dental examinations forms are due by May 15 of the year the student is enrolled in kindergarten, second, sixth and ninth grade.  A current examination is one that was completed within 18 months of May 15.

Eye Examination Requirement: Illinois Eye examination reports are due by October 15 for students enrolling in kindergarten or for the first time in an Illinois public school.  A current examination is within year of enrollment.

If you have questions, please contact your child’s school nurse or Health Services at (224) 303-1049.

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