New Immunization Guidelines and Updates

Meningitis (Menactra, MCV4) vaccine : any child entering 12 th grade must show proof of having received two doses of the Meningitis vaccine, the first dose on or after the 10 th birthday. If first dose is given after the 16 th birthday, then only one dose is required. Proof of vaccination will be required to start classes in August.

Recent updates:

Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine : any child entering ninth grade must show proof of having received two doses of the varicella vaccine or proof of prior varicella disease or laboratory evidence of varicella immunity.

Religious Objections to Immunizations and/or Examinations: As of 10/16/15, parents or legal guardian must submit Illinois Certificate of Religious Exemption form signed by parent and health care provider. Form will be required to start classes.

Resources:

Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois State Board of Education, and Illinois Administrative Code.