SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Health officials are reminding Illinois parents about required vaccinations and eye exams for school children.
Illinois requires students enrolling in school to be up-to-date on immunizations. Students enrolling in kindergarten for the first time in an Illinois school must have an eye exam by a licensed optometrist or a medical doctor.READ MORE: Man Suffers Graze Wound To Head During Shooting In Little Village
The state has made a few changes in vaccination requirements. Students must show proof of having received two doses each — instead of one — of rubella and mumps vaccines. Children entering kindergarten, sixth grade or ninth grade for the first time must show that they’ve had two doses of the varicella — or chicken pox — vaccine.READ MORE: Dixmoor Boil Order Remains In Effect As Crews Continue Work To Identify Source Of Weeklong Water Woes
Department of Public Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck says the new requirements follow two separate outbreaks of mumps in the state.MORE NEWS: Chicago Police Issue Alert Of Armed Robberies In Lincoln Park And Lake View
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