Illinois Now Requires Meningococcal Vaccine
March 17, 2015
Effective with the 2015-16 school year, the State of Illinois is requiring all 6th and 12th-grade students show proof of receiving the Meningococcal vaccine:
Beginning with the school year 2015-2016, all students entering sixth and twelfth grades will be required to show proof of meningococcal conjugate vaccination (MCV). All sixth graders will be required to show proof of one dose received on or after 11 years of age. All twelfth graders will need to show proof of receiving two doses unless the first dose was administered after 16 years of age. If the first dose is administered when the child is 16 years of age or older, only one dose is required.
Please provide the nurse at your child's school with proof of receiving the immunization prior to the new school year. If your child is exempt from vaccination due to a medical contraindication or religious objection, documentation is required.