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    Health Requirements


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    It is important for health service personnel to be aware of children's medical needs. 


    • All Pre-K, Kindergarten, 6th grade, 9th grade students and students new to Illinois schools must provide a current physical exam and immunization record.  Students entering from another Illinois school must provide their most recent school physical and immunization record.  Exams must take place within one year prior to the first day of school.


    • All 6th grade students must show proof of having received all required vaccines including a Tdap vaccine, 2 doses of varicella and 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine at approved intervals.  One dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine must be received on or after the 11th birthday.


    • All 12th grade students must provide proof of having received a dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine on or after their 16th birthday.


    • Kindergarten, 2nd, 6th and 9th grade students are asked to provide proof of a dental exam dated within 18 months prior to May 15th of the current school year.


    • Kindergarten students and students new to Illinois schools need a vision exam.  Exams must be completed within one year prior to the first day of school and be submitted by October 15th.


    According to the Illinois School Code, students who do not provide proof of receiving the required immunization(s) and/or exam(s) are excluded from school beginning on October 15. Students new to Illinois schools, who register midterm, are allowed 30 days following registration to comply with the health requirements.


    IDPH Immunization Requirement Chart 





Last Modified on March 25, 2021