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District Information / Immunizations


The Illinois State Board of Education School Code and Child Health Examination Code (77 Ill Adm. Code 665) requires specific immunizations for a child to attend public school. More information is outlined in the July 2012 letter from the Illinois State Board of Education.

Hawthorn District 73 Immunization Report for 2013-14


NEW REQUIREMENT:  TETANUS/DIPHTHERIA/ACELLULAR PERTUSSIS (Tdap)

Beginning with enrollment for fall 2012, any child entering 6th grade shall 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. The Tdap is also recommended (but not required) for students entering grades 7 and 8.

DIPTHERIA-PERTUSSIS-TETANUS (DPT)

Any child entering a school program must show proof of having received at least three doses of DPT or DT, with the last dose having been given on or after the fourth birthday. There must be at least six weeks between the first and second doses and at least six months between the second and third doses.

DIPTHERIA-TETANUS (DT)

A tetanus booster is due ten years after the last booster.

POLIO (IPV or OPV)

Any child entering a school program must show proof of having received three doses of polio vaccine, with the last one being administered on or after the fourth birthday. The first two must be at least six weeks apart, and the third one must have been administered on or after the fourth birthday.

MEASLES

Children entering school at any grade level, K - 12 must show proof of having received two doses of live measles vaccine. The first must have been given at or after one year of age, usually as part of the MMR, and the second, no less than a month later. Proof of disease, verified by a doctor, is acceptable in place of immunization.

RUBELLA (GERMAN MEASLES)

Any child entering school at any grade level must show proof of having received one dose of rubella vaccine, usually as part of the MMR, given on or after the first birthday. Laboratory evidence (blood test) of antibody titer of 1:16 or greater is acceptable, in place of the vaccine. Reported history of disease is not acceptable proof of immunity.

MUMPS

Any child entering a school program at any grade level must show proof of having received one dose of mumps vaccine, usually as part of the MMR, given on or after the first birthday. Proof of disease, verified by doctor, is acceptable.

HEPATITIS B

Any child entering a school program below the kindergarten level OR entering fifth grade or later is required to be immunized for Hepatitis B. This is a series of three vaccines, given over a period of six months, with at least one month between the first and second doses. This series should be started in the school year prior to the requirement because of the length of time needed to complete the series.

HIB (HAEMPHILUS INFLUENZA TYPE B)

All children less than five years old entering a program below the kindergarten level must show proof of having received one dose of Hib vaccination, given on or after 15 months of age. The Hib is NOT required for children in grades K-12.

VARICELLA (CHICKEN POX) VACCINE

As of July 1, 2002, any child entering a preschool or kindergarten program is required to have the Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine or provide written documentation of having had the disease.

TB SKIN TEST

Mantoux Method. Recommended testing at entry into school.


Additional information is available from the State of Illinois’ Child Health Examination Code.
For a listing of locations where immunizations are given, visit the Local Clinics page.