The Illinois College Student Immunization Act (110-ILCS 20) requires ALL students enrolled in six (6) or more credit hours per semester (on the Romeoville campus) to provide written evidence of current immune status with respect to certain communicable diseases. You are required to submit an up to date copy of your immunization (shot) record to the Health Services office here on campus. This is separate from any academic program requirements.
Deadline: The required documentation must be submitted to Health Services before the 6th week of the first term enrolled to avoid a non-refundable $50 late fee and a Health Services Hold for future class registration. The Health Services Hold will be removed only after the required documentation is received. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Vaccinations REQUIRED by the State of Illinois for college students include diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella and meningococcal vaccine:
Or proof of:
For measles, mumps and rubella vaccines only, in lieu of proof of immunity as defined above, evidence of birth on or before January 1, 1957, such as a birth certificate, driver’s license, or personal identification card issued by the Secretary of State. Students born before 1957 are not exempt from the diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis requirement and must provide proof of a current Td/Tdap vaccination (dose administered in the last 10 years).
Beginning Fall term 2016-2017, all new admissions under the age of 22 shall show proof of having at least one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine on or after 16 years of age.
For more information:
You also can visit the websites of the American College Health Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Tuberculosis (TB) testing is available through Health Services. Call for details.
Questions? Please call (815) 836-5455 during Center hours.
For more information regarding College Immunization Code please contact:
IDPH Immunization Program
525 W. Jefferson St.
Springfield, IL 62761