Meningococcal Vaccination-Requirement for 12th Grade
The State of Illinois has revised the requirement for the Meningococcal vaccine of students entering the 12th grade. Two doses of Meningococcal vaccination are required for entry into 12th grade. The first dose shall have been received on or after the 11th birthday, and the second dose shall have been received on or after the 16th birthday, and at least 8 weeks after the first dose. If the first dose of the Meningococcal vaccine is administered on or after the 16th birthday, then only one dose is required for entry into the 12th grade.
Senior students will not receive a Schedule of Classes until the required vaccination information has been submitted to Health Services. Students will also be excluded from attending class on the first day of school, and every day thereafter, until documentation of the required vaccine has been received by Health Services.
Questions may be directed to your physician or DGS Health Services Office at 630-795-8528.