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Health Center

Student Immunization Requirements

On August 5, 2016, the Illinois Department of Public Health changed the College Immunization Code. There are now additional requirements for students enrolled on or after August 21, 2016.

For the students who have turned in their records, we will review your previous submission to see if it already contains the additional records. If it does not, we will contact you via your SXU email. We will not place a hold on your account this semester for missing immunizations.

For those who have not yet submitted records, you will be required to submit a complete record to meet the new requirement which includes:

  NEW REQUIREMENTS OLD REQUIREMENTS
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis At least (3) doses of tetanus/diphtheria (DTP/DTaP/Td/Tdap), with (1) dose being in the last 10 years AND (1) being a Tdap. (1) dose in the last 10 years (Td or Tdap)
Measles*+ (2) doses after your 1st birthday and at least 28 days apart (2) doses after your 1st birthday and at least 28 days apart
Mumps*+ (2) doses after your 1st birthday and at least 28 days apart (1) dose after your 1st birthday
Rubella*+ (2) doses after your 1st birthday and at least 28 days apart (1) dose after your 1st birthday

Meningococcal Conjugate

(Menactra OR Menveo)

Students under the age of 22 must have (1) dose on or after 16 years of age. None

*Particularly applies to students born after January 1, 1957
+Typically measles, mumps and rubella vaccines are given twice as a combined vaccine (MMR).

All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in more than 6 credit hours are required to provide proof of immunity to the Health Center. For a complete description of what is needed, download the 2016-17 Student Immunization Form (PDF).

Please submit a complete copy of your immunization record. Military records, official medical records and past school immunization records are acceptable OR have your health care provider complete and sign the 2016-17 Student Immunization Form (PDF) with verification of immunization dates. 

All students can submit it directly to the Health Center in person, via mail, email or fax. You can also submit your records via the patient portal. If you do not have your records, download the guide Tips for Finding Immunization Records (PDF).

Please contact the Health Center at 773-298-3712 or healthcenter@sxu.edu if you have any questions.