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Medical Requirements

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

The following are requirements for physical examinations, immunizations, dental examinations and vision examinations for the 2016-2017 school year.  All forms are located in the School Health Office and at the bottom of this article.

  • Physical Examinations/Immunizations are due October 14, 2016.  All children are required by Illinois law to have a physical examination and required immunization by a licensed physician prior to entrance into pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and 6th grade. 
  • A Diabetes screening is mandatory as a part of the physical health examination.
  • In conjunction with the health physical, a mandatory Lead screening is required for children aged 1-7 years old.
  • Dental Examinations are due May 15, 2017. A dental examination is mandatory for entry into kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grades.
  • Vision Examination-Public Act 95-671, effective January 1, 2008, requires that all children enrolling in kindergarten in a public, private or parochial school and any student enrolling for the first time in a public, private or parochial school shall have an eye examination.  Each such child is to present proof of having been examined by a licensed physician or a licensed optometrist within the previous year before October 15 of the school year.
  • Tdap-A new rule was enacted in August 2011 to increase the proportion of students in grades 6th-12th who are vaccinated against pertussis.  The new rule stipulates that children entering grades 6th-12th must show proof of receiving one dose of Tdap regardless of the interval since the last DTaP, DT or Td dose. 
  • MCV – A new rule was enacted in August 2015 all students entering 6th grade must show proof of receiving one dose of MCV.

During School year 2016-2017, students entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade will be required to provide documentation of receipt of one dose of Tdap. 

The chart explains all the required immunizations needed before entry into pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and 6th grade for the 2016-2017 school year.

DTP(diphtheria, tetanus & pertussis)/TD(tetanus & diphtheria)/OPV or IVP(polio vaccine)/MMR(measles, mumps & rubella)/HIB(type of meningitis)/Hep B(hepatitis B vaccine) /Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, & pertussis) /MCV (Meningococcal)

Age of Vaccination

DTP

TD

OPV or IVP

MMR

HIB

Hep B

Varicella

Tdap

Meningococcal

 MCV

1-2 months

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

2 months

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

4 months

X

 

X

 

X

X

 

 

 

6 months

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

6-18 months

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

12-15 months

 

 

 

X

X

 

X

 

 

15 months

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-3 years*

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

4-6 years**

X

 

X

X

 

Series

X

 

 

10-11 years***

 

 

 

 

 

Series

 

 X

 X

Every 10 years

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Preschool students must have completed the immunizations on this line and above.

** This series of boosters is required before starting school.

***All students entering 6th grade must have completed series of Hepatitis B and other required series before starting school.

 

If you need assistance concerning this information, please contact the Cook County Department of Public Health, your physician, or your school nurse.

Sincerely,
Twyla Y. Harris
Associate Superintendent
708.868.830

 

 

Certificate of Child Health Examination

Proof of School Dental Examination Form

Eye Examination Report Form 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                            

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