Immunization Requirements 2020-21

The Illinois Department of Public Health requires specific immunizations for students enrolling in public schools. Students are required to show proof of immunizations including the month/date/year. Failure to provide the information will result in the child’s exclusion from school.

Preschool/Early Childhood

  • DPT – four doses
  • Polio – 3 doses
  • Hib – 1 dose after 15 months (or completed series by 12 months)
  • MMR – 1 dose after 12 months
  • Varicella – 1 dose after 12 months
  • Hepatitis B – 3 doses (third dose after 6 months of age)
  • Pneumococcal – Primary series, or proof of 1 dose after 24 months

Kindergarten

  • DPT – 4 doses (last dose after 4 years of age)
  • Polio – 4 doses (last dose after 4 years of age)
  • MMR – 2 doses after 12 months of age
  • Varicella – 2 doses after 12 months of age

1st-5th grade

  • DPT – 4 doses (last dose after 4 years of age)
  • Polio – 3 doses (last dose after 4 years of age) – IPV/OPV mixed will need 4 doses
  • MMR – 2 doses after 12 months of age
  • Varicella – 2 doses after 12 months of age

6th-8th grade

  • Tdap – 1 dose
  • Polio – 3 doses (last dose after 4 years of age) – IPV/OPV mixed will need 4 doses
  • MMR – 2 doses after 12 months of age
  • Varicella – 2 doses after 12 months of age
  • Meningococcal – 1 dose on or after 11th birthday.
  • Hepatitis B – 3 doses