NEW IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ILLINOIS!
Beginning this fall with the 2014 – 2015 school year, Illinois law requires ALL students entering school at ALL grade levels (K – 12) to show proof of receiving:
• 2 (full) MMR vaccines
• 1 varicella vaccine
Children entering kindergarten, 6th or 9th grades must show proof of receiving:
• 2 varicella (chicken pox) vaccines
(Most students have already received these vaccines, please check your child’s record.)
The Hepatitis B series of 3 vaccine requirement moved from 5th grade to 6th grade (most children receive the Hep B series as an infant).
The Tdap requirement also continues requiring ALL students entering 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades to receive:
• 1 Tdap vaccine
Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year students entering 6th and 12th grades (only) will be required to receive:
• 1 dose of meningococcal vaccine (6th grade)
• 2 doses of meningococcal vaccine (12th grade)
UNIT 5 STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO START SCHOOL WITHOUT THE REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS!
The physical exam requirement is the same – a new exam dated within the past year is required for:
• Early learner programs (first entry)
• 6th grade
• 9th grade
Make an appointment NOW for a physical and immunizations! Avoid the rush. No appointment cards will be accepted in place of a completed physical exam form and immunization record.
The McLean County Health Department is now accepting private health insurance for adult and child immunizations as well as Medicaid. Call today for an appointment: 888-5455.