Immunization Requirements

Policy Approval Authority President
Responsible Division Division of Student Affairs
Responsible University Office Immunization Compliance and Records (formerly Health Services)
Responsible Officer(s) Acting Director of Health Services
Contact Person Karen Frazer
Primary Audience Faculty
Status Active
Last Review Date 03-03-2022
Policy Category/Categories Campus Safety / Security
Student Affairs

All students enrolled in on-campus location class are required to provide written evidence of immune status with respect to certain communicable diseases or evidence of exemption from this requirement as required by Illinois law (Public Act 85-1315).


  • Specific information can be found on the State of Illinois College Immunization website 
  • Students are notified at the time of admission of the immunization requirements. This information is listed in admissions catalogs, emails or letters from undergraduate admissions, graduate school or law school.
  • Any student with incomplete immunization records after the tenth day of the official start of the semester will be encumbered from registration for any subsequent semester.

  • The following schedule of immunizations constitutes compliance with the requirements:

    • Three (3) vaccines that contain tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis, one of which must be Tdap vaccine. The last dose of the vaccine must be within 10 years. Vaccines must be at appropriate intervals (#1 and #2 at least 28 days apart, #3 no less than six months after #2). Tetanus toxoid (TT or tetanus) is not acceptable.
    • Two (2) measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) valid vaccines after the first birthday, at least 28 days apart. If you are unable to provide proof of vaccines, serologic evidence (IGG antibody titers), a copy of lab report to prove positive immunity is acceptable.
    • One (1) meningococcal conjugate vaccine after the age of 16 for newly admitted students starting spring 2017 under the age of 22. Meningitis or meningococcal vaccinations are not acceptable.

Exceptions to this rule are:

  • Persons born before 1957 are exempt from the MMR requirement.
  • Religious exemption.
  • Medical exemption.
  • Students taking less than half-time credit hours  **New addition**

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