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The State of Illinois requires every child entering kindergarten to meet specific medical requirements.  Those include a physical exam, vision exam, dental exam, lead assessment by his/her doctor, and up-to-date immunizations.  Every child entering kindergarten is required to present a copy of their certified birth certificate when registering for school. The physical exam form is two-sided.  The top half of the back side of the form must be filled out and signed by the parent/guardian.

 The following are the required immunizations for school attendance:

   Measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR):  Two doses of measles vaccine are required. The first dose needs to be given
   on or after the first birthday and the second dose no less than four weeks (28 days) after the first. One dose of rubella and mumps
   vaccine is required on or after the first birthday.

   DPT/DtaP:  Four or more doses with the last dose qualifying as a booster and received on or after the 4th birthday.

   Polio:  Three or more doses with the last dose qualifying as a booster and received on or after the 4th birthday.

   Hib:  At least one dose of Hib vaccine at 15 months of age or older and by 59 months of age.

   Varicella:  One dose of chickenpox vaccine (varicella) on or after their first birthday. A physician can confirm past disease
   history-in lieu of vaccination-by having examined the infected childs history, or reviewing laboratory evidence.

Your child can be immunized by his/her doctor or at the Public Health Department (348-0530).  Make your appointments early so you dont get caught in the last minute rush!  The physical may be dated 1 year prior to the first day of school, the dental exam may be dated on or after November 15, 2012, and the vision may be dated on or after October 15, 2012.  Completed vision, dental and physical exams with lead assessment and immunizations should be brought to central registration in early August. These health requirements MUST be turned in before the student can begin kindergarten.

If you should have any questions, please dont hesitate to call the School Health Office at 639-8015.