Health Department Reminds Parents of Immunization Changes

Health Department Reminds Parents of Immunization Changes

Before students head back to the classroom, they need to make sure they're up to date on their immunizations.
PEORIA – Before students return to school, local health officials want to make sure their immunization records are all good to go.

Some students may need to schedule an appointment at their local health department of family physician.

There have been a few changes to vaccination requirements that they want to make all guardians are prepared for.

Jean Bellisari, the Peoria County Health Department’s Director of Infectious Disease, explained those changes.

“Kindergarten through 12th graders this year need to show proof of two Measles, Mumps, Rubellas (MMR) shots. And then, also for Kindergarten, 6th and 9th grades they’re going to need to show proof of having a Varicella… 2 Varicella or Chicken Pox vaccines.”

Students may not need any new shots for the new school year since some of these new requirements have already been recommended by doctors in the past.

For more information on immunizations, click here.

The Peoria County Health Department also created this brochure with detailed information for back-to-school immunizations.
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