Per the Illinois Department of Public Health, all on-campus students attending a post-secondary institution must have their immunization records on file before registering for courses.
Documentation is maintained by the Registration and Student Records Office and is required for the following diseases:
- Measles (Rubeola) – two doses administered at least one month apart and after first birthday
- Mumps – two doses administered after first birthday
- Rubella (German Measles) – two doses administered after first birthday
- Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis – three doses containing vaccine. One dose must be Tdap vaccine within ten years of enrollment start date
Documentation of immunization must contain the month, day, and year of the vaccine and/or proof of immunity. Proof of immunity can include either a titer blood test or a medical physician’s diagnosis of measles, mumps, and rubella. A titer blood test can prove immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella, and is useful if you are having difficulty locating your records.
Students must submit the Immunization Record Form. The form must have a health care provider verify and sign off on all immunizations. Official documentation, such as photocopies of a vaccination booklet or receipt, are acceptable in lieu of a health provider’s signature. The Registration and Student Records Office reserves the right to inspect originals if it is deemed necessary.
The following exemptions are granted if proper documentation is submitted along with the Immunization Record Form:
- Medical condition or pregnancy
- Religious belief
- Birth date on or before January 1, 1957 (only an exemption for measles, mumps, and rubella)
Online students are also exempt from the immunization requirement.
Registration and Student Records Office
451 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Please contact Stacy Branch, assistant director of registration and student records, with any questions at [email protected] or (312) 893-7153.