Based on Illinois State Law and University Policy, all newly admitted and re-admitted students to Illinois State University are required 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 by the State and University deadlines (see below). Physical examinations are not a University requirement for incoming students.
Immunization records must be turned in and all requirements met by the following deadlines (Petitions for Medical or Religious Exemption must also be submitted by the following deadlines):
Failure to submit proof of meeting immunization requirements or failure to petition for Medical or Religious exemption by the above deadlines will result in a C-07 registration block. Typically a $50 non-compliance late processing fee is also charged but due to the extra data processing demands placed on our staff by COVID-19, students have been given a grace period until October 1, 2020 to avoid this $50 fee.
Proof of immunity per new state law (effective August 5th, 2016):
1. A combination of 3 shots for Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (DTP/Dtap/Td/ or Tdap). One of the three must be a Tdap. One of the three must be within the last ten years. There must be at least 1 month between the first and second TD/Tdap vaccination and at least 6 months between the second and third TD/Tdap vaccination. All individuals taking courses coded as "on-campus" are subject to this requirement, regardless of age.
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. Otherwise, all individuals taking courses coded as "on-campus" are subject to this requirement.
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.
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.