COVID-19 Vaccines

Anyone in Illinois over the age of 12 is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. The DeKalb County Health Department offers daily walk-in vaccine clinics, Monday through Friday, or you can find COVID-19 vaccines near you.

We consider the vaccination of as many members of our community as possible to be a vital step on the road back to normalcy and strongly encourage you to participate. The science shows that vaccines are safe and effective in not only protecting against COVID-19 but reducing its severity and limiting its transmission. 

To protect the health and safety of our campus community and facilitate the return to face-to-face learning and traditional campus activities this fall, NIU is requiring that all students returning to campus to live in our residence halls or attend in-person classes provide documentation that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19. This requirement is part of NIU’s ongoing successful response to, and management of, the COVID-19 pandemic on its campuses. 

Information about the vaccines and where to get them is available via the CDC and at Please take advantage of the first opportunity to get vaccinated that you are offered. Make sure you take a photo of your vaccine card and keep the card or proof of your vaccination in a safe place.

Please review the FAQ page for answers to frequently asked questions about the vaccine. 

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