Health & Nurse

Mandated Health Requirements in the State of Illinois

Health Exam Requirements

The examination shall be conducted within one year:

  • Prior to the date of entering kindergarten or first grade;
  • Prior to the date of entering the sixth grade.
  • Prior to the date of entering the ninth grade.
  • Upon transferring from outside the state of Illinois/the country

Lead screening is a required part of the health examination for children age six years or younger prior to admission to kindergarten or first grade.

Health Exam Form

Dental Exam Requirements

All children in kindergarten and the second and sixth grades shall have a dental examination.  The examination shall be performed by a licensed dentist.  The examination report must be submitted by May 15.

Dental Examination Form

Vision Exam Requirements

All children enrolling in kindergarten and any student enrolling for the first time shall have an eye examination.  Each of these children shall present  proof of having been examined by a physician who performs eye examinations or an optometrist within the previous year (within one year prior to the date of entering school)  before October 15 of the school year. 

Eye Examination Form

Immunization Requirements:

Grade Req.
K - 4
  • DTP (Diptheria, Pertussis, Tetanus) 4 or more doses with the last dose on or after the 4th birthday.
  • Polio (Trivalent, oral or inactivated) 3 or more doses with the last dose on or after the 4th birthday.
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) One dose on or after the first birthday with a Measles booster no less than 28 days later.
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) One dose on or after the first birthday for children in kindergarten through 8th grade.
5 - 8
  • DTP (Diptheria, Pertussis, Tetanus) 3 or more doses with the last dose on or after the 4th birthday.
  • Polio (Trivalent, oral or inactivated) 3 or more doses (same type of polio vaccine) with the last dose on or after the 4th birthday.
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) One dose on or after the first birthday with a Measles booster no less than 28 days later.
  • Hepatitis B Series of 3 doses, appropriately spaced.
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) One dose on or after the first birthday for children in kindergarten through 8th grade.
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