State of Illinois Mandatory Health Requirements for Students
All Students Entering Grades 9-12 in 2013-14 *New*
Due to an increase in the number of cases of pertussis (Whooping Cough) in Illinois, there is a new immunization requirement. All students entering sixth through 12th grades in the 2013-14 school year will need the Tdap vaccine before the first day of school in August. Tdap is one of four combination vaccines used to prevent tetanus, diptheria and pertussis (Whooping Cough). The other three combination vaccines are DTaP, DT and Td. Students who have not already recieved Tdap are required to receive one Tdap dose regardless of when they received the DTaP, DT or Td dose. Please check with your healthcare provider as soon as possible to determine if your student's Tdap vaccination is up to date. They VHHS nurses will need your completed vaccine record.
All 9th graders:
Required to have a physical examination and complete immunizations (Including the Hepatitis B series) before they begin high school. Every effort must be made to have this physical examination completed PRIOR to the start of school in August. An appointment card or fax from the doctor’s office confirming an upcoming appointment will be accepted. (The nurse’s fax number is 847-932-2188). Please be aware that this required entry physical exam can be used as a sport physical for one year from the date completed. However, a sport physical cannot be used as the required physical for 9th grade.
We suggest that you make an appointment now for a physical exam sometime in late spring or early summer.
Any student NOT in compliance with these health requirements will be excluded from school on October 15th.
Transfer students Grades 10. 11. 12:
From an Illinois High School:
Student must present copy of their 9th grade physical with all immunizations at the time of registration. Counselors can have their former school fax a copy during the registration process if the student does not bring one.
Out of state transfers:
Student must present a copy of their high school physical with all immunizations from their previous high school. Counselors can have their former school fax a copy during the registration process. If their previous high school did NOT require a physical, the student has 30 days to complete this Illinois State requirement. The student still must present current immunizations to enter school. Students also need to complete and return a required Vision and Screening Form (found below).
From out of the country:
Student must present at least immunizations at the time of registration. The student has 30 days to complete the required physical examination and receive any other immunizations needed. Any student NOT in compliance with these health requirements will be excluded from school at the end of the 30-day period. Students also need to complete and return a required Vision Screening Form (found below).
Required Physical Exam for 9th Graders
All 9th graders are required to have a physical exam before entering high school. Click on the following link to get a copy of the needed form. Medical Form