The following immunizations are required for all high school students in accordance with The Illinois School Code and Department of Public Health: 

  • Diptheria-Tetanus-Pertussis (DTaP): Three or more doses of DPT or DT with the last dose being a booster on or after the 4th birthday.
  • Tetanus-diptheria-pertussis (Tdap): One dose regardless of the interval since last DTaP, DT, or Td.
  • Poliomyelitis (OPV or IPV): Primary series of two or three doses, plus one booster after the 4th birthday.
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR): Two doses: the first dose must be after the first birthday and the second dose no less than one month later.  Laboratory evidence of immunity is acceptable.
  • Hepatitis B Series: Series of three injections. 28 days between first dose & second dose; two months between second dose & third dose; four months between first dose & third dose. Laboratory evidence of immunity is acceptable.
  • Varicella (chicken pox): Two doses required for 9th and 10th graders, one dose for grades 11 - 12, or must show proof of disease with date, verified by physician. Laboratory evidence of immunity is acceptable.
  • Meningococcal (MCV4): Meningococcal (MCV4): Beginning in 2015-2016 school year - Required for 12th graders: 2 doses required, with the 1stdose given on or after the 10th birthday and the second dose at least eight weeks after the 1st. Only one dose is required if the first does was received at 16 years of age or older.

The following immunizations are recommended but not required: 

  • Hepatitis A: Series of two injections, six months apart. 
  • Tuberculosis (TB) skin test: Not a vaccine (the Mantoux method)
  • HPV (Human papillomavirus): Series of three injections. For girls and boys ages 11 years and older. Second dose two months after first dose. Third dose six months after first dose.