The minimum requirements under the Illinois College Student Immunization Act (110-ILCS 20) are as follows: any student whose date of birth is January 1, 1957 or later must submit proof of immunization for:
- measles (two doses)
- diphtheria (primary series-two doses)
- tetanus (adult booster less than 10 year old)
Students having direct patient contact must have immunization for Hepatitis-B virus. Additionally, individual immunization requirements will vary by college or program and apply to all students in that program regardless of age. Clinical Laboratory Management students, along with students in the Specialist in Blood Bank certificate program and the Health Care Ethics certificate program are exempt from submitting proof of immunization.
Students are informed at the time of admission that proof of immunization is required upon matriculation. If the immunization records are not submitted by the eighth week of the first quarter, future registration will be prohibited until the student has submitted the required proof. Limited exceptions to these requirements exist, including medical contraindication and religious grounds. For details on what proof is required to claim an exemption, please contact the Office of the Registrar. Students are required to comply or will not be allowed to continue as a student.