Immunization Information

Compliance School Code for Health Exams and Immunizations

The School Nurse, in cooperation with the parents, the family physician and the Public Health Department, endeavors to ensure that all students meet the necessary requirements for school admission with physical examinations and immunizations as required by law.  Each school has a health office, which is staffed by a Registered Nurse.

We strive to maintain a healthy school environment, for all children, in the management of basic health care needs. The parent, the school nurse, and teachers work together to facilitate management of long-term health conditions so all students will have successful educational opportunities within the school setting.

If you have any questions regarding your child's medical concerns at school, don't hesitate to call or email your school nurse.   If you are the parent of a student with a chronic health care need, please contact the nurse assigned to your child's school to discuss your child's needs.

Section 665.270 Compliance with the School Code

A child shall be considered in compliance with the health examination and immunization requirement in Section 27-8.1 of the School Code if all applicable immunizations that a child can medically receive are given prior to entering school and a signed statement from a health care provider is presented indicating when the remaining medically indicated immunization will be administered.  Local school authorities shall monitor immunization schedules to assure their completion.  If a child is delinquent for a scheduled appointment for immunization, he/she is no longer considered to be in compliance.

(Source:  Amended at 29 Ill. Reg. 18127, effective October 24, 2005)

Child Health Exams and Immunizations

If a child does not submit proof of having had either the health examination or the immunization as required, and present proof by October 15 of the current school year, or by an earlier date of the current school year established by a school district, then the local school authority shall exclude that child from school until such time as the child presents proof of having had the health examination as required and presents proof of having received those required immunizations which are medically possible to receive immediately. If the student is an out-of-state transfer student and does not have the proof required before October 15 of the current year or whatever date is set by the school district, then he or she may only attend classes if he or she has proof that an appointment for the required vaccinations has been scheduled with a party authorized to submit proof of the required vaccinations. If the proof of vaccination required under this subsection is not submitted within 30 days after the student is permitted to attend classes, then the student is not to be permitted to attend classes until proof of the vaccinations has been properly submitted.

Source: (105 ILCS 5/27-8.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 27-8.1)Sec. 27-8.1.

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