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PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS AND IMMUNIZATIONS
 
Physical Examinations: Physical examinations are required to be completed within one year prior to entrance into Early Childhood, kindergarten or first grade, prior to entrance into sixth grade or upon transfer into Illinois from out-of-state or out of the country. This physical exam must be recorded on the State of Illinois Certificate Of Child Health Examination form and returned prior to the start of school.
 
Vision Examination: A vision examination must be included as part of the health examination completed within one (1) year prior to kindergarten or upon first entry into an Illinois school. Vision exam must be completed by an optometrist or ophthalmologist, NOT by your pediatrician. This vision examination must be recorded on the State of Illinois Eye Examination report and returned to the school health office.

Dental: Dental examinations are required of all children entering kindergarten, second and sixth grades. Proof of dental examination must be completed on the Dental Examination Form and returned to the school health office.

Lead Screening: Children aged six months through six years are required to be assessed and/or screened by a health care provider for lead poisoning.
 
Tuberculosis Screening: TB skin testing is to be completed as indicated if residing in a designated high-risk area.
 
Immunizations:
Evidence of immunity against the following diseases must be submitted:

Polio: A minimum of three doses of polio vaccine is required, the last one given on or after the fourth birthday.
 
Diptheria, Pertussis, Tetanus: A minimum of four doses of DPT with the last dose given on or after the fourth birthday.

Tdap: Any child entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grade shall show proof of receiving one dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) vaccine regardless of the interval since the last DTaP, DT or Td dose.

Measles, Mumps, Rubella: Children entering school at any grade level (Kindergarten through 12) shall show proof of having received TWO doses of the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine, the first dose on or after the first birthday and the second dose no less than four weeks (28 days) after the first dose.
 
Hepatitis B: Three doses of hepatitis B vaccine are required for children aged two years or older entering pre-kindergarten program or children entering sixth through twelfth grades. The hepatitis series requires a minimum of 4- 6 months to complete.

Haemophilus Influenza Type B: Any child entering school below the Kindergarten level shall show proof of immunization that complies with the pneumococcal vaccination schedule. Children 24 to 59 months of age who have not received the primary series of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, according to the recommended vaccination schedule, shall show proof of receiving one dose of pneumococcal vaccine.
 
Varicella (Chicken Pox): Any child entering kindergarten and sixth through 9th grade shall show proof of having received TWO doses of the varicella vaccine, the first dose on or after the first birthday and the second dose no less than four weeks (28 days) after the first dose.
 
Meningococcal: Any child entering 6th grade shall show proof of having received one dose of the meningococcal vaccine on or after their 11th birthday.

Medication Administration at School

Each school has personnel authorized to administer medication to students. However, school employees are not allowed to give prescription or over the counter medication to students without written authorization from the parent and the child’s physician. Parents who wish to arrange for medication to be taken by their child at school should consult the Parent Handbook and/or contact the school’s health office for further details.
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700 N. Schoenbeck Rd.  Prospect Heights, IL 60070    P: 847.870.3850
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