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Community Unit School District 200

130 West Park Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60189

P: 630.682.2000

Current Health Headlines
 
New Immunization Requirements for the 2014-15 School Year 
 
  • Students entering all grades must submit evidence of receiving two doses of the live mumps vaccine and two doses of the live rubella vaccine.
  • Students entering kindergarten, sixth or ninth grade, in addition to submitting a physical exam,  must submit evidence of receiving two doses of the varicella vaccine.
  • Students entering sixth grade must submit evidence of receiving three doses of the hepatitis B vaccine.
Most students have already received the required immunizations and may only need to show proof.  Parents may contact their school nurse with any questions or to verify if the school has the required immunizations on file.  Students who fail to comply with the school physical with immunization requirements will be subject to exclusion as indicated in the Illinois School Code.  School physicals and immunization documentation are expected to be turned in to the nurse's office before the start of the 2014-15 School Year and can be turned in before the end of this school year.
 
Click here for a  letter from the Illinois Department of Public Health regarding the new immunization requirements.
 
 
Health Notice from the Illinois Department of Public Health Regarding
Measles & Mumps

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is investigating two cases of measles in McDonough County and has been made aware of two laboratory confirmed and several probable mumps cases in Morgan County.

Measles symptoms include fever and rash.

Mumps is an acute vaccine-preventable viral illness transmitted by respiratory droplets and saliva, has an incubation period of 16-18 days (12-25 days min/max respectively). Up to half of people who get mumps have very mild or no symptoms, and therefore do not know they were infected with mumps.

Symptoms typically appear 16-18 days after infection, but this period can range from 12-25 days after infection. The most common symptoms include:

• Fever

• Headache

• Muscle aches

• Tiredness

• Loss of appetite

• Swollen and tender salivary glands under the ears on one or both sides (parotitis)

Children should receive the first dose of Measles, Mump, Rubella (MMR) vaccine, at 12-15 months and the second dose at 4-6 years. All adults born during or after 1957 should have documentation of one dose of MMR. 

Schools are required by IDPH rule to maintain an up-to-date list of all students who are not protected against any disease for which a vaccine is required for school attendance, including those with waivers based on religious beliefs or medical conditions. If someone has measles or mumps-like symptoms, we will follow isolation guidelines to prevent further spread and contact DuPage County Health Department.

   Severe Strain of Flu

 
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting a a severe strain of influenza (pH1N1) this year. The CDC is recommending annual flu vaccinations for everyone 6 months and older. If you have not received a flu vaccine, it is not too late and you should get one now.
 
Click here for a link to the CDC Seasonal Influenza website and click here for a link to the Illinois Department of Public Health's website for more information.
 
Cold & Flu Season 
Many schools in District 200 and within DuPage County are reporting an increased incidence of the flu and viral gastroenteritis, commonly called "stomach flu".  Click here for a letter from the DuPage County Health Department.
 
Unfortunately, the cold and flu are easily spread between people, so....
     
Prevention is always preferred.  Click here to see when you should keep your child home.

 

  • The best way to avoid getting sick is to practice GOOD HAND WASHING!  Studies have shown that good hand washing is the #1 way to prevent infection.  Wash before meals and snacks.
  • Another way to avoid contamination is to routinely clean environmental surfaces.  This is especially true for high-touch surfaces like doorknobs, light switches and counter tops.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth throughout the day.  Germs enter the body through these areas.
  • Try to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when sneezing and coughing or sneeze into your sleeve (vampire cough).
  • Get enough rest by getting to bed early every night.  Most school children need 8-10 hours of sleep each night.
  • Eat healthy meals throughout the day…try to avoid “junk foods”.  Remember that breakfast is very important…don’t skip breakfast.
Health Services works closely with local health officials to provide information on current outbreaks. 
 
Click here for information from the DuPage County Health Department on Influenza in Schools , Influenza in Schools - January 2013 
Click here for information from the DuPage County Health Department on (stomach flu) Noravirus Fact Sheet
Click here for information about Pertussis in the School and Pertussis in the Community 
Click here for information about MRSA (Staph)

Click here for information on Bed Bugs and a link to the DuPage County Health Department's Bed Bugs Toolkit

Click here for information on Head Lice

 
 
2013 Immunization Data Summary
 

Below is a summary of the data that District 200 Health Services submitted to the Illinois State Board of Education for 2013  immunizations.  According to Public Act 097-0910, on or before December 1 of each year,  schools are required to make publicly available the immunization data they are required to submit to the State Board of Education by November 15.  If persons have any questions or require additional information related to the immunization data, they can contact the health services department.

 

 

School

Total Enrollment

Actual Unduplicated count of unprotected and in noncompliance

Noncompliance with physical exam only

Total students in noncompliance

Exclusions

Compliance %

Jefferson

201

0

0

0

0

100

Bower

498

28

3

31

27

93.8

Emerson

349

16

3

19

0

94.6

Hawthorne

280

5

0

5

0

98.3

Johnson

447

19

3

22

8

95.1

Lincoln

532

2

1

3

0

99.4

Longfellow

395

3

0

3

0

99.2

Lowell

380

1

17

18

0

95.3

Madison

441

0

0

0

0

100

Pleasant Hill

619

6

0

5

0

99

Sandburg

389

2

5

2

0

99.5

Washington

426

3

0

8

0

96.1

Whittier

360

0

0

0

0

100

Wiesbrook

520

3

0

3

0

99.4

Edison

702

3

0

3

0

99.5

Franklin

783

29

13

42

31

94.5

Hubble

795

27

1

28

0

96.5

Monroe

812

39

1

40

0

95.1

North

2195

90

0

90

0

95.9

South

2175

4

2

6

1

99.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Last Modified on March 11, 2014