The Varicella Vaccine (chicken pox) is a requirement for all students in Illinois. ALL students are required by the Illinois Dept. of Public Health and Illinois State Board of Education to receive one dose on or after their first birthday. A second dose (no less than 4 weeks later) is only required for students in Kindergarten, 1st, 6th, 7th, 9th and 10th grades at this time.If your child has had Chicken Pox, written proof of the disease (such as a statement or notation by a medical doctor on the physical) OR laboratory results indicating varicella immunity is required.
Please visit the following web site which can provide you with detailed information about immunizations and the State of Illinois requirements. Also, please remember to complete the parent portion (student health history) on all physicals as this is a requirement as well.
Click here to view the Illinois Dept. of Public Health site about immunizations and requirements for public school children.