All students admitted to Illinois State University are required, by Illinois Law, to provide proof of immunity for tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, and meningitis. Documentation of immunity must be complete and on file in Student Health Services within the first 10 calendar days of the entering semester.
*Students who do not live on campus, and are not taking on campus classes do not need to turn in immunization records. If you have specific questions about your situation, please feel free to contact the Patient Support Services at (309) 438-7559.
Immunization records must be turned in and complete by the following deadlines:
Proof of immunity per new state law (effective August 5th, 2016):
1. A combination of 3 shots for DTP/Dtap/Td/ or Tdap. One must be a Tdap. One must be within the last ten years.
2. Two measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccines given after one year of age and after December 31, 1967. OR...if measles, mumps, or rubella vaccines were given separately: two measles immunizations given after one year of age and after December 31, 1967; two mumps immunizations after one year of age; two rubella immunizations after one year of age. Students are exempt from this requirement if born before 1957.
3. One meningococcal conjugate vaccine for students age 21 or younger. A 2nd vaccine MUST be given if the 1st vaccine was given before age 16. PLEASE NOTE: Menomune and Meningitis B do not meet this requirement.
Proof of immunity may be provided by:
Please note that a physical examination is not required.
Immunizations are available at Student Health Services Preventive Medicine Clinic. Please call (309) 438-2778 for an appointment. Some pricing information may be found on the Immunization Pricing page.
If you have had vaccines and/or diseases in the past, we accept blood titers showing immunity. You may schedule an appointment with an SHS nurse to request a lab test for titers. The cost of the blood test(s) will be billed to your student account.
Please check with your primary insurance about vaccine coverage and possible reimbursement information before scheduling an appointment. Student Health Services does not bill to insurance agencies; however, you may pick up an invoice at the SHS Business Office which you may submit to insurance.
International students are required by University regulations to have TB screening within ten days of their arrival on campus. Student Health Services Preventive Medicine appointments may be scheduled by calling (309) 438-2778.