(410 ILCS 235/2)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7502)
As used in this Act, unless the context clearly
(a) "Director" means the Director of Public Health.
(b) "Department" means the Department of Public Health.
(c) "Health care provider" means any licensed health care professional
or public or private health care facility in this State that administers
(d) "Major adverse reaction" means collapse or shock, high pitched
screaming, persistent crying for three or more hours, excessive somnolence
(sleepiness), temperature of 103 degrees, convulsions with or without
accompanying fever or severe alterations of consciousness or any serious
illness, disability or impairment of mental, emotional, behavioral or
physical functioning or development, the first
manifestation of which appears within 30 days of the date of administration
of pertussis vaccine, and for which there is reasonable scientific or
medical evidence that pertussis vaccine causes or significantly contributes
to the illness, disability or impairment.
(e) "Pertussis vaccine" means any vaccine containing a substance
intended to prevent the occurrence of pertussis, which is administered
separately or in conjunction with other substances intended to prevent the
occurrence of other diseases.
(Source: P.A. 85-1209.)