Every student entering kindergarten for the first time must have a completed health examination documented on the new State of Illinois Health form prior to enrollment.
Proof of immunization must be documented by the physician at the time of the exam.
The following vaccinations are recommended by age 2 and can be given in five visits to a doctor or public health clinic:
*1 vaccination against measles/mumps/rubella (MMR)
*4 vaccinations against polio
*3 vaccinations against polio
*4 vaccinations against diptheria, tetanus and pertussis (DPT)
*3 vaccinations against hepatitis B
*1 vaccination against varicella
Booster doses of (DPT), polio, and measles,mumps rubella(MMR) are needed between ages 4 and 6.
NEW DENTAL EXAM REQUIREMENT
A law that was passed and will go into effect July 1, 2005, states that in all public and private schools, students in kindergarten, second grade, and sixth grade are required to have dental exams.