Exams and Immunizations

  • Dental Exam

     
    The State of Illinois requires that all students in Kindergarten, second, sixth and ninth (new for 19-20 school year) grades have an oral health examination performed by a licensed dentist. Following your child’s exam, please have your dentist fill out the form required by the State and return it to the Health Office of his/her school no later than May 15 of the year of the required exam. The exam must have been performed any time within an 18-month period prior to this due date. Exam forms are also available at your dentist's office.

     

    If you need a referral to find a dentist or financial assistance to obtain your child’s exam, please contact your school’s Health Office for assistance from the nurse.
     

    Vision Examinations

     
    The State of Illinois requires that all students entering Kindergarten or entering school for the first time from out of state shall have an eye examination before October 15 of the year of the required exam or within 30 days of enrollment for new students from out of state.
     

    Physical Examinations

     
    A physical examination is required for entrance into Preschool, Kindergarten, sixth grade, ninth grade, and/or when transferring from an out of state school. The health history portion of the physical examination form must be completed and signed by the parent in order for the physical to be valid.
     
    The State of Illinois requires that all students entering Kindergarten or entering school for the first time from out of state shall have a physical examination before October 15 of the year of the required exam or within 30 days of enrollment for new students from out of state.
     
    The exam must be dated within one year prior to the date the student enters school.
     
    Physical Examinations may be acquired through your primary medical provider. If you do not have a primary medical provider, you may contact your school nurse or the DuPage County Health Department for referrals to local health clinics that provide such services.
     

     

    Athletic Physical Exams

     
    The athletic physical assessment does not meet the 6th or 9th grade physical exam requirement.

     

    Immunization Requirements

     

    In accordance with Illinois Public Act 097-0910, District 203 has made publicly available the immunization data for all district schools. We are required to submit this data to the State of Illinois on an annual basis. These reports summarize compliance data related to mandated immunizations and physical examinations.
     
     
  • Minimum Immunization Requirements
    for Preschool

    • Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus: 4 doses of DTP/DtaP
    • Polio: minimum of 3 doses of IPV
    • MMR: 1 dose received on or after the 1st birthday
    • Hepatitis B: 3 doses received at proper intervals
    • Haemophilus Influenza B: HIB vaccine appropriate to age
    • Chicken Pox: Varicella immunization is required prior to entrance to preschool: 1 dose on or after 1st birthday, or physician’s statement verifying disease history, or laboratory evidence of varicella immunity.
    • Pneumococcal Conjugate: Children 24-59 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. Any child who has reached his or her 5th birthday shall not be required to provide proof of immunization with pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.

     

    Minimum Immunization Requirements
    for Kindergarten

    • Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus: 4 or more doses of DTP/DtaP with the last dose qualifying as a booster and received on or after the 4th birthday.
    • Polio: 4 doses of the same type of polio vaccine with the last dose qualifying as a booster and received on or after the 4th birthday.
    • MMR: 2 doses: the first dose received on or after the 1st birthday; second dose no less than 28 days later
    • Hepatitis B: No requirements
    • Haemophilus Influenza B:  HIB immunization not required after 5th birthday
    • Chicken Pox: 2 doses: the first dose received on or after the 1st birthday; second dose no less than 28 days later, or physician’s statement verifying disease history, or laboratory evidence of varicella immunity
  • Minimum Immunization Requirements
    for Grades 1-5

    • Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus: 3 or more doses of DPT/DtaP or Td with the last dose qualifying as a booster and received on or after the 4th birthday
    • Polio: 3 or more doses of the same type of polio vaccine with the last dose qualifying as a booster and received on or after the 4th birthday.  For students entering 6-12 grade, one dose of Tdap.
    • MMR: 2 doses: the first dose received on or after the 1st birthday; second dose no less than 28 days later 
    • Hepatitis B: No requirement. (Required for entrance into Early Childhood classes and grades 6-12)
    • Chicken Pox: 2 doses received on or after the 1st birthday, or physician’s verifying disease history, or laboratory evidence of varicella immunity.

     

    Minimum Immunization Requirements 

    for Grades 6-12

      • Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus: 3 or more doses of DPT/DtaP, with the last dose qualifying as a booster and received on or after the 4th birthday. Any student entering 6th through 12th grade is required to show proof of receiving one dose of Tdap (defined as tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) vaccine regardless of the interval since the last DTaP, DT or Td dose.
      • Polio: 3 or more doses of the same type of polio vaccine with the last dose qualifying as a booster and received on or after the 4th birthday
      • MMR: 2 doses: the first dose received on or after the 1st birthday; second dose no less than 28 days later 
      • Hepatitis B: 3 doses received at proper intervals
      • Chicken Pox: 2 doses of varicella is required for students entering 6th and 9th grade,  or physician’s statement verifying disease history, or laboratory evidence of varicella immunity.
      • Meningococcal: Any child entering 6th-9th grade shall show proof of having received one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine on or after the 11th birthday.  Any child entering 12th grade shall show proof of having received two doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine prior to entering the 12th grade. The first dose shall have been received on or after the 11th birthday, and the second dose shall have been received  at least eight weeks after the first dose. If the first dose is administered when the child is 16 years of age or older, only one dose is required