Immunization Information

Immunization Requirements

All students enrolled in an on-campus class are required, by Illinois Law (Public Act) 85-1315 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 10th day of their first term enrolled to avoid a late processing fee and registration hold.


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) with one being given in the last 10 years.
  2. MMR (measles, mumps, rubella): two (2) vaccines given after one year of age at least 30 days 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.


Document Submission

Go to the Secure Patient Web Site to enter immunization information. You will be asked to enter your Z-ID and password.  If you have not received your Z-ID, you can activate it through After activating your ZID, sign in to the Secure Patient Web Site, click on "Forms," and then "Immunizations." All immunization dates must be signed or certified by a healthcare provider or public health official.   Complete the online form AND provide verification of the immunization dates entered by submitting one (or a combination) of the following:

  • printed copy of the online form signed by your health care provider, or
  • records from previous school records, or
  • records from a health care provider, blood titer tests must include the complete lab report
  • print the NIU form Immunization Form and take it to your provider to complete.

If you are unable to use the Secure Patient Web Site, you can

  • 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 issues, we cannot accept ANY medical information via email.

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.   Student Health Insurance does cover the cost of some immunizations. Please call 815-753-9585 for office hours and current fee information.

Exemptions and Assistance

Please contact our office for information and assistance regarding the immunization requirements and exemptions, 815-753-1311 or 815-753-9585.