Student Health Requirements

What you’ll need

Immunization regulations for the State of Illinois require new students at Rush University born after Jan. 1, 1957 to show proof of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus and meningococcal conjugate, and all new admissions under the age of 22 shall show proof of having at least one dose of the vaccine on or after 16 years of age. In addition, your college may have other specific immunization and health requirements for which you are accountable regardless of your age. Please check with your respective college regarding specific requirements.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Students participating in onsite activities must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or must request a medical or religious exemption. For more information, please review Rush University’s COVID-19 Vaccination policy.
  • Influenza Vaccination Requirement: Students must also show proof of vaccination for influenza, with a vaccination date of Aug. 1, or later, or must request a medical or religious exemption. For more information, please review Rush Personnel Influenza Immunization Plan.

Rush University requires students enrolled for Spring 2022 to submit proof of vaccination for both COVID-19 and Influenza by Monday, January 3, 2022. Registration holds will be applied for any student not in compliance with either vaccination.

*Note: Student Health (Student_Health@rush.edu) is only able to accept vaccination documentation and email from a student’s rush.edu email account. Email received from email addresses outside of the Rush.edu email system cannot be replied to.

 

Submitting your documentation

College of Nursing 

Students (including Students at Large) are required to upload proof of both COVID-19 and Influenza vaccination records into the EXXAT System. For exemptions, please review the required criteria needed to submit either a medical or religious exemption via your EXXAT account. Your exemption request will be reviewed by EXXAT.

Graduate College

Students (including Students at Large) are required to submit proof of both COVID-19 and Influenza vaccination records to Student_Health@rush.edu. For exemptions, please review the required criteria need to submit either a medical or religious exemption to the Student Exemption Request Form for Required Immunizations. Your exemption request will be reviewed by Rush University Student Health.

  • If you are a Rush Employee and have submitted your proof of COVID-19 and 2021-2022 Influenza vaccination or exemption, you do not need to submit any documentation to Student Health. If you are unsure of your vaccination record status, please email Student_Health@rush.edu.
College of Health Sciences

Please see below for program specific details on where to submit proof of both COVID-19 and Influenza vaccination records or request for a medical or religious exemption:

  • Students at Large (SAL): Students at Large are required to submit proof of both COVID-19 and Influenza vaccination records to Student_Health@rush.edu. For exemptions, please review the required criteria need to submit either a medical or religious exemption to the Student Exemption Request Form for Required Immunizations. Your exemption request will be reviewed by Rush University Student Health.
  • All Other CHS Programs: Students are required to upload proof of both COVID-19 and Influenza vaccination records into CastleBranch. For exemptions, please review the required criteria needed to submit either a medical or religious exemption via your CastleBranch account. Your exemption request will be reviewed by CastleBranch.
Rush Medical College

Students are required to submit proof of both COVID-19 and Influenza vaccination records to Mary_Nicholas@rush.edu. For exemptions, please review the required criteria need to submit either a medical or religious exemption to the Student Exemption Request Form for Required Immunizations. Your exemption request will be reviewed by Rush University Student Health.