All students enrolled in a course registered on-campus are required by the Illinois College Student Immunization Act (110-ILCS 20) and University policy, to provide proof of immunity for tetanus, diphtheria, measles, mumps, and rubella. Documentation of immunity must be complete and on file at Health Services before the following dates:

Fall term enrollment: August 1st
Spring term enrollment: January 1st
Summer term enrollment: June 1st

Failure to provide the required documentation by the tenth day of the semester will result in a late processing fee and registration hold. You will be notified at your NIU ZID email account if any documentation information is incomplete. 

Proof of Immunity must include:

  1. Tdap or Td (tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis or tetanus/diphtheria): one (1) booster within the last 10 years. Foreign-born students must also show proof of a series of three (3) (DPT, Td, or Tdap)
  2. MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) two (2) vaccines given after one year of age at least 1 month apart and after May 1, 1971.
  3. If Measles, Mumps, or Rubella vaccines were given separately: 2 measles immunizations given after one year of age and after January 1, 1968; one (1) mumps immunization after one year of age and after January 1, 1968; one (1) rubella immunization after one year of age and after January 1, 1970.
  4. Antibody titers to prove immunity for Measles, Mumps and Rubella; copy of lab report including reference range required.

Document Submission:

Immunizations do NOT have to be submitted on our form.  You can submit verified documents from your high
school, university or college, as well as health care provider. A physical examination is not required.

•    Fax documents to 815-753-9910 or 815-753-9599, or

•    Mail to NIU, Health Services, Immunization Office, DeKalb, IL, 60115-2828

Note:  Due to security reasons, we cannot accept emailed records.

Your records are not complete until they have been reviewed and verified by Health Services.
You will be notified via your NIU Z-ID email account if your records are incomplete.  Please note that a physical
examination is not required.  Immunizations are available on a walk-in basis at NIU Health Services, Preventive
Medicine Clinic, for eligible students.  Student Health Insurance does cover the cost of immunizations. Please
call 815-753-9585 for office hours and current fee information.

Exemptions and Assistance:

Please contact the Immunization Office 815-753-9585 or 815-753-1311 to request exemption information, e.g.
Students born prior to 01/01/1957, Medical or Religious exemption.  Students enrolled at NIU prior to summer of
2001 must contact the Immunization Office to verify previous documentation.