NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR PHYSICALS AND IMMUNIZATIONS
Immunizations/Health Screenings for 2019-2020
You can start scheduling immunizations and health screenings for your child for the 2019-2020 school year. Students must have the following exams and/or immunizations before the first day of school. Students will not be allowed to attend school until these screenings are complete. Appointment cards will not be accepted as a pass into school. This physical exam is also sufficient to participate in athletics for the 2018-2019 school year.
Physical exams: A student must have a physical examination (school) within one year before entering a preschool program, kindergarten, sixth or ninth grades. If a student is new to the state of IL, a physical examination will be needed within one year before entering any grade level. Examinations must be on State of Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination form.
Immunizations: Students are required to show proof of basic immunizations and required boosters for Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella), and the following:
- PreK: Haemophilus Influenzae Type B
- PreK and 6th through 12th grades: Hepatitis B
- Children 2 years up to 5th birthday (24-59 months): Pneumococcal Vaccine
- PreK and Kindergarten: must show proof of lead screening
- Kindergarten through 4th and 6th through 12th grades: must show proof of two vaccinations for Varicella (chickenpox)
- 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 12th grades: must show proof of meningococcal vaccination.
- Kindergarten: Students entering kindergarten must have an eye exam before the first day of school. New to state of IL: Students entering any grade level must have an eye exam before the first day of school.
- Kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grades: Oral health exam is required before May.
Objections: A child’s parent or legal guardian who objects to health or dental examinations or immunizations must submit an Illinois Certificate of Religious Exemptions form. For the correct form required by the state, please contact your healthcare provider.
Make an appointment: Appointments fill up quickly, we recommend you scheduling immunizations and health screenings now.
These required health examinations, immunizations and lead screening may be obtained at the doctor’s office or clinic of your choice, including:
- your child’s primary care physician
- The Winnebago County Health Department (immunizations only): 815-720-4000
- Ronald McDonald Care Mobile: 815-971-5800 ext. 5
- Crusader Community Health: 815-490-1600
- Family Medicine Specialists, S.C.: 815-329-6909
If you have any questions, please call the Harlem School District at 815-654-4500.