McHenry District 15 requests parents of students entering pre-school, kindergarten and sixth grade to present documentation that their child has had a physical examination and received required immunizations PRIOR to the opening of the new school year in August. Students entering pre-school, kindergarten, sixth grade or those entering school at any grade for the first time in Illinois, are required by Illinois School Code to present evidence of a completed physical examination by a licensed physician or a certified nurse practitioner or physician assistant who has been delegated the performance of health examinations by a supervising physician. Additionally, these students must also present evidence of having received immunizations against preventable communicable diseases as required by the Illinois Department of Public Health. In the event that students cannot demonstrate that they have had a physical examination or met the immunization requirements, Illinois School Code requires school districts to exclude students from attending school.
All physicals are required to have the parent section completed, including a parent signature.
Need to Find Free Vaccines for Your Child?
The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program provides vaccines to eligible children at no cost. This program provides free vaccines to children who are Medicaid-eligible, uninsured, underinsured, or American Indian/Alaska Native. Check out the program’s requirements and talk to your child’s doctor or nurse to see if they are a VFC provider. You can also find a VFC provider by calling your state or local health department or seeing if your state has a VFC website