The school district includes informational materials regarding influenza and influenza vaccinations and meningococcal disease and meningococcal vaccinations developed, provided, or approved by the Department of Public Health under Section 2310-700 of the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois when the board provides information on immunizations, infectious diseases, medications, or other school health issues to the parents or guardians of students.
Illinois Department of Public Health has the following requirements for the meningococcal vaccine:
For 6th-grade entry - the first dose must be received on or after the 11th birthday.
12th-grade entry - the second dose is required on or after the 16th birthday.
Only one dose is required if received on or after the age of 16.
Be sure to communicate with your child's doctor about the need to receive the meningococcal conjugate or MenACWY vaccines to meet this requirement, not the MenB vaccine. MenB is recommended for students entering college.