August 9, 2018

Summer vacation is coming to an end and the first day of school will be here before you know it. Physicians at the Cook County Health (CCH) are encouraging families to get an annual physical exam and required immunizations for their children.

In Illinois, school physicals are required for children entering kindergarten, 6th and 9th grades. Students must also show proof of immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, tetanus, polio and more.

The annual physical includes assessing your child’s growth, risks for diabetes and complete physical exam. Annual visits are opportunities for doctors to provide wellness guidance and advice.

“Immunizing your children will protect them from dangerous diseases to ensure they are able to reach their full potential in school and life,” said Dr. Denise R. Cunill, CCH Associate Medical Director of Ambulatory Pediatrics and Lead Provider at CCH’ Logan Square Health Center. “Vaccinating your own child won’t just protect them, but your whole family and community as well.”

CCH has a wide network of expert physicians who can help families prepare for a healthy school year. To schedule an appointment for your child or to find a CCH provider close to you, contact the CCH Patient Support Center at 312-864-0200.