Immunizations and Testing
All preschool, kindergarten, sixth graders and all new pupils are required to submit evidence that they have had all of the required immunizations against Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus (DTP, Tdap, DTaP, Pediatric DT, or Td), Polio (IPV/ OPV), Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib), Hepatitis B (HB), Varicella (Chickenpox), Measles (Rubeola), Rubella (German measles or 3-day measles), Meningococcal, Pneumococcal and Mumps.
Information regarding vaccine-preventable diseases, including, but not limited to, the influenza and meningococcal viruses, is available through the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Control. Additional information about required immunizations is available in the health office in your school.
Information on Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
The Department of Public Health is required by law to provide written information to all students who are entering the sixth grade and their parents/guardians on the link between HPV and cervical cancer and the availability of an HPV vaccine.