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Exam requirements 

Physical exams and immunizations must meet specific criteria before your child will be allowed to attend school. Once you've reviewed our minimum health requirements, both you and your child's physician need to complete our minimum health requirements forms available at the bottom of this page.

 

CPS also strives to decrease health disparities within the District through the coordination of school health programs and services. If you are homeless, or doubled up due to loss of housing, your child should be immediately enrolled in school without the immunization records mentioned in this section. 

 

Students will not be excluded from school but are encouraged to remain up-to-date with all medical requirements. For assistance, contact your child’s school or call (773) 553-2242 to speak with one of our support staff. Learn more about our Homeless education program.

 

View the requirements list below for more information. You can also download this information in English and  Spanish.

Dental, vision examination requirements

View our dental and vision exam requirements.

Physical examination requirements

To be received upon entry to school:

  • Entering preschool and kindergarten up to age 6 (physical exam and lead screen)
  • Entering the State of Illinois for the first time at any grade level
  • Entering kindergarten, 6th grade, or 9th grade (ages 5, 11, and 15 for un-graded programs)
  • Entering preschool and kindergarten up to age 6 (physical exam and lead screen) 

Immunization requirements

Diphtheria, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Tetanus (DTaP/Tdap) 

  • 4 or more doses
  • The last dose qualifying as a booster and received on or after the 4th birthday
  • If 10 years have elapsed since the last booster, a tetanus containing a vaccine booster is required

 

Inactivated Polio Virus (Polio Vaccine) 

  • 3 or more doses
  • The last dose qualifying as a booster and received on or after the 4th birthday

 

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) 

  • 1 dose received at 12 months or later
  • 2nd dose must be administered at least 1 month after the 1st dose

 

Hepatitis B (3 doses required) 

  • 1st dose received at birth or later
  • 2nd dose received at least 1 month after 1st dose
  • 3rd dose received at least 4 months after 1st dose

 

Varicella (Chicken Pox) 

  • Required for students entering preschool and kindergarten

 

Haemophilus Influenzae, Type B (HIB)

  • Students entering any preschool or pre-kindergarten program (not required after age 5)
  • Only 1 dose required if first dose administered at or after 15 months of age

Minimum health requirement forms

All necessary documentation is located below for download. 

 

State of Illinois Child Health Examination form: PDF icon English | PDF icon Spanish

State of Illinois Proof of dental examination form PDF icon English | PDF icon Spanish

State of Illinois vision examination form:  English

Physical exam and immunization waivers: PDF icon English

 

For more information, contact Coordinated School Health at (773) 553-1830.

 

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Resources

 Specialized Services
For more information, contact Coordinated School Health at (773) 553-1830.

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Page Last Modified on Friday, August 19, 2011