Pursuant to state law (Title 77: Subchapter k: Part 694: Section 694.100), all students who are enrolled in a class(es) coded as “on-campus” by the academic department and University Registrar are required to provide proof of immunity against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, rubella, mumps, measles, and meningitis. Documentation of immunity must be complete and on-file at Student Health Services before the 10th class day of the first term enrolled to avoid a registration block and late processing fee.
Proof of Immunity May be Documented By:
- A copy of the student’s High School Health Record which complies with immunization requirements; or
- Documentation of vaccination in the State of Illinois “I-Care” database; or
- Other acceptable medical record(s) signed by physician, nurse or public health official, showing required immunization and immunization dates; or
- Blood test (titers) indicating immunity against a specific disease.
Proof of Immunity Will Not Be Required If:
- All coursework has been officially coded as “off-campus” by the academic department and University Registrar.
- A licensed physician certifies in writing that an immunization(s) is medically contraindicated (Note: If a student’s condition later changes to permit immunization, they shall be required to obtain the immunization(s) from which they had been exempted.
- The student submits a written statement detailing their objection to immunization based on their personal religious beliefs and practices. General philosophical or moral objection to immunization shall not be sufficient for an exemption on religious grounds.
- Students are exempt from the Measles, Mumps and Rubella requirement if born prior to January 1, 1957.
- Students are exempt from the Meningitis requirement if they will be 22 years of age or older on the 10th day of class of the enrolled semester.