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Student Immunization Requirements

Domestic Student Requirements

  • The State of Illinois requires all full-time university students to submit required immunization records. All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in more than 6 credit hours per semester are required to provide immunization records to the SXU Health Center. Due to this law and SXU Policy, failing to do so will result in your registration being blocked for subsequent semesters.
  • Please submit a copy of your full immunization record. Military records, official medical records and past school immunization records are acceptable -OR- have your health care provider complete and sign the 2020-2021 Student Immunization Form (PDF) with verification of immunization dates.
  • Please submit your records via our secure patient portal. Alternatively, records can be dropped off at the Health Center (please use the drop box on the west side of the building if we are closed) or faxed to 773-298-3906.
  • Often the easiest way to find your records are to request them from your high school. CPS students must request their records online. If you do not have your records, please download the guide Tips for Finding Immunization Records (PDF).
  • Please do not hesitate to contact the SXU Health Center with any questions about requirements or if you are having trouble finding your records.
Domestic Student 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. Titers are not accepted to fulfill this requirement.
Measles*+ (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
Rubella*+ (2) doses after your 1st birthday and at least 28 days apart
Meningococcal Conjugate** (Menactra OR Menveo) Students under the age of 22 must have (1) dose on or after 16 years of age.
*Students born before January 1, 1957 are exempt from this requirement.
+Typically measles, mumps and rubella vaccines are given twice as a combined vaccine (MMR) in the United States. Alternatively, students can show proof of immunity by having titers drawn.

**Meningococcal conjugate vaccines cover strains A,C,W,Y. This vaccine is currently required for entry into 12th grade in Illinois and therefore most in-state students have already completed this requirement. PLEASE NOTE: The Meningitis B vaccine does NOT fulfill this requirement.

International Student Requirements

  • International student immunization requirements are nearly the same as domestic students; there is only the addition of the tuberculosis screening. Failing to turn in your records will result in your registration being blocked for subsequent semesters.
  • Please note that the Tuberculosis Screening form (PDF) needs to be completed and turned into the SXU Health Center for review within the student's first 10 days on campus.
  • Please submit a copy of your full immunization record. Military records, official medical records and past school immunization records are acceptable -OR- have your health care provider complete and sign the 2020-2021 Student Immunization Form (PDF) with verification of immunization dates.
  • Please submit your records via our secure patient portal. Alternatively, records can be dropped off at the Health Center (please use the drop box on the west side of the building if we are closed) or faxed to 773-298-3906.
  • All records must be translated into English. If it is not possible for records to be translated before arrival on campus, please call the Health Center at 773-298-3712 to make an appointment to attempt translation.
International Student 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.
Measles*+ (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
Rubella*+ (2) doses after your 1st birthday and at least 28 days apart
Meningococcal Conjugate** (Menactra OR Menveo) Students under the age of 22 must have (1) dose on or after 16 years of age.
Tuberculosis Screening All students must complete the Tuberculosis Screening form (PDF) within the first 10 days of the semester. Students who are considered high risk for past exposure to tuberculosis will need to undergo further testing and would be contacted by SXU Health Center clinical staff.
*Students born before January 1, 1957 are exempt from this requirement.
+ The measles, mumps and rubella vaccines requirement can be satisfied by having received combined vaccines (MMR) or by receiving separate measles, mumps and rubella vaccines. Alternatively, students can show proof of immunity by having titers drawn. **Meningococcal conjugate vaccines cover strains A,C,W,Y. PLEASE NOTE: The Meningitis B vaccine does NOT fulfill this requirement.