If anyone has their child enrolled in a Kensington School's or Primrose daycare in the state of IL they will be informing you that your child will not be welcomed after August 2019 unless they have ALL their vaccinations. They will not accept religious or medical exemptions.
THIS IS ILLEGAL!!!!!!
I urge you to call your legislators ASAP! To find the schools district Representative and Senator please use this link and type school address to find the legislators. When you call, please use the information below to explain what your legal rights are and that there is NO such verbiage in any statute or administrative code allowing these facilities to decline religious or medical vaccine exemptions.
WHAT DOES THE LAW AND ADMINISTRATIVE CODES SAY?
'The Child Care Act of 1969; under section '225 ILCS 10/7' (letter "h")
"(h) Any standards involving physical examinations, immunization, or medical treatment shall include appropriate exemptions for children whose parents object thereto on the grounds that they conflict with the tenets and practices of a recognized church or religious organization, of which the parent is an adherent or member, and for children who should not be subjected to immunization for clinical reasons."
'407 Daycare Licensing Standards; Section 407.310 (# 3, 4, 7, and 9)
"3) The medical examination shall be valid for 2 years, except that subsequent examinations for school-age children shall be in accordance with the requirements of the Illinois School Code [105 ILCS 5/27-8.1] and the Child Health Examination Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 665), provided that copies of the examination are on file at the day care center.
4) The medical report shall indicate that the child has received the immunizations required by the Illinois Department of Public Health in its rules (77 Ill. Adm. Code 695, Immunization Code). These include poliomyelitis, measles, rubella, mumps, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, haemophilus influenzae B, hepatitis B, and varicella (chickenpox) or provide proof of immunity according to requirements in 77 Ill. Adm. Code 690.50 of the Department of Public Health rules ([http://www.idph.state](https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.idph.state%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR3vdtwd6t5VmAeir3gkMFhnzZgZS8a_pwrFqBQdPEMFOXHzEmLR93UswsI&h=AT0A2QHhqHBuO3oviBYDe2FTKRU_Q3gIa9gZNcRvEY-a6Uy-RefUtXOGeD6xXQfRie3i6hjmgzhkvgJOswxjiHzlhUGFFE8kRxFMmbBmwkcLM6wSN_0LAnve6vsJk0SsRvZ9bQJGk3vmrs3GlOW5). il.us).
7) In accordance with the Child Care Act of 1969, a parent may request that immunizations, physical examinations and/or medical treatment be waived on religious grounds. A request for waiver shall be in writing, signed by the parent or parents, and kept in the child's record.
9) Day care centers shall maintain an accurate list of all children enrolled in the center who are not immunized, as required by Illinois Department of Public Health rules (77 Ill. Adm. Code 695.40, List of Non-Immunized Child Care Facility Attendees or Students). The number of non-immunized children on the list shall be available to parents who request it."
'Title 77 Part 665 Child and Student Health Examination and Immunization Code'
(NOTE: this code applies to *ALL* PUBLIC, PRIVATE, and PAROCHIAL daycare/childcare and K-12 facilities)
For the Religious Exemption the daycare/childcare facility; INCLUDING private facilities would need to pull up 'Section 665.510' and *READ* letter (a), and MOST IMPORTANTLY letter (h)!!!!!!!!! Letter (h) specifically applies to the PRIVATE daycare/childcare facilities.
"a) Children entering any public, private or parochial school or a preschool program operated by an elementary or secondary school or institution of higher learning whose parents or legal guardians object to health, dental or eye examinations or any part thereof, to immunizations, or to vision and hearing screening tests on religious grounds shall not be required to undergo the examinations, tests or immunizations to which they so object if such parents or legal guardians present to the appropriate local school authority a signed Certificate of Religious Exemption detailing the grounds for the objection and the specific immunizations, tests or examinations to which they object in accordance with subsections (f) and (g).
h) The Certificate of Religious Exemption and subsections (a), (b), (c) and (d) are also applicable to children entering child care facilities not operated by an elementary or secondary school or institution of higher learning whose parents or legal guardians object to health, dental or eye examinations, immunizations or vision or hearing screening tests on religious grounds. The child care facility shall inform the parents or legal guardians of outbreak control exclusion procedures, in accordance with the Control of Communicable Diseases Code, at the time the religious exemption is presented. The child care facility shall attach the form to the child's health record and place the record in the child's permanent record."
If your daycare or childcare facility declines your enrollment because of your *LEGAL* exemptions please file a complaint here: [https://sunshine.dcfs.illinois.gov/Content/Licensing/Daycare/FileComplaint.aspx](https://sunshine.dcfs.illinois.gov/Content/Licensing/Daycare/FileComplaint.aspx?fbclid=IwAR0kAtEWJxso3Dn_rWxw7F2Kj1gogMvffz81LTIiUCL4n1ipOLbB9GCy-VM)