School Shot Clinics Aug 8, 12, 13

The Effingham County Health Department can provide your student with the immunizations required for their next grade level by attending one of their School Shot Clinics. You can also call them at 217-342-9237 to make an appointment. If medical requirements are not met by the October 15th deadline, a child may be excluded from attending until the appropriate medical information is submitted. Dental exams are due on May 15th.
  • Preschool: School physical, up-to-date immunization record, and lead screen

  • Kindergarten: School physical, up-to-date immunization record, lead screen, eye exam (completed by an optometrist/ophthalmologist), and dental exam

  • Second Grade: Dental exam

  • Sixth Grade: School physical (a sports physical does NOT meet requirement), up-to-date immunization record, and dental exam

  • Ninth Grade: School physical (a sports physical does NOT meet requirement) and dental exam

  • Twelfth Grade: 2nd dose of meningitis vaccine

Any out-of-state students attending Illinois schools for the first time must have an Illinois physical exam, an eye exam, and proof of up-to-date immunizations prior to enrolling. If you do not provide documentation at the time of enrollment, you have 30 days to meet this requirement after registering your child.

If your child suffers from asthma, diabetes, seizure disorder, food allergy and/or an insect allergy, you must complete an Action Plan. Your family physician should also sign the completed form. Then return it to your child’s school ASAP. 

If your child needs to take prescription medication or over the counter medication while at school, a Medication Authorization must be completed by the prescribing physician. Medication cannot be administered without the medication authorization form on file.

If you would like to discuss health concerns for your child, please contact your child’s school secretary or principal and give a brief description of your concern. The district’s nurse works at every school, and the principals and secretaries all know how to reach her.