A new Illinois law requires any student considered a senior at LPHS to show proof of having had two doses of a meningococcal conjugate vaccine. If the first dose was given after age sixteen only one dose will be required. See the Illinois Department of Public Health website for further information. Please provide this information by the first day of the 2016-2017 school year. Students who do not show proof of this vaccine may not be able to attend school at LPHS. A receipt of purchase will not be accepted, the proof will need to have the signature of person who gave the vaccine along with the date of administration.
9th grade physicals are required by law. A sports physical will NOT be required for the 9th grade because it is included on the Illinois State Health Exam form. Please be aware that it is good for 1 year only! That means if your student plays a spring sport you will want to schedule the physical for June or July.A sports physical will NOT take the place of a 9th grade physical. Any questions, please feel free to call me at 815-220-2738!
A new law requires all students in Illinois grades 6-12 to show proof of having received a Tdap booster starting the 2013-2014 school year. This requirement is specific to Tdap only, and no other form of tetanus will be accepted. Your student will need to show proof of having received the aTdap booster by registration for the 2013-2014 school year. Please see the Illinois Department of Public Health website for further information. Some places the booster is available are some physician offices, Wagreens, and Hygienic Institute. This is a state requirement for grades 6-!2 so the volume of children in need is high. Please get this done early to avoid difficulty getting the booster. All students are required to have the Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine or proof of immunity. Starting with the 2014-2015 school year all entering Freshman with be required to show proof of two doses of the Varicella vaccine the first dose to be given on or after the first birthday and the second dose no less than 28 days after the first dose or proof of immunity.Two doses of each Measles, Mumps, and Ruebella are required for all students K-12 staring 2014-2015. This is commonly given in a combination called an MMR.
If your student has a severe food allergy please make sure the nurse's office has been notified. Please call 815-220-2738.
If a student has a life threatening food allergy, a parent/guardian may download the following form and send it to the health office if they wish to have more information on file regarding that food allergy. www.isbe.net/nutrition/pdf/food_allergy_emer_action_plan.pdf