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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 2022-2023 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.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Effective as of July 12, 2022, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has rescinded the requirement that higher education employees and students be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing in order to access the university/college premises. Illinois Executive Order 2022-16 rescinds this prior requirement, and no further weekly testing is required at this time for persons who are not vaccinated or not yet fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

  • It is still highly recommended that all students and employees remain up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccines, but it is not required. 
  • NEW REQUIREMENT FOR STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES:  During the 2022-2023 academic year, it is required that every student and employee upload their COVID vaccination record (if this has not been completed already) OR sign a COVID-19 Vaccine Declination form. 
  • Students and employees should upload their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or other such medical record to our secure patient portal, drop off a copy at the Health Center, or fax a copy to 773-298-3906. Alternatively, a health care provider can complete and sign the 2022-2023 Student Immunization Form (PDF) with verification of immunization dates.
  • In order to sign the COVID-19 Vaccine Declination Form, please proceed to the secure patient portal
  • The SXU Health Center offers COVID-19 vaccinations for those 6 months of age and up, Monday through Friday. This includes the updated (bivalent) booster dose as well as the primary series (first and second dose). Appointments are preferred (call 773-298-3712).
  • International students who have received a vaccine not approved by the World Health Organization may receive an FDA-approved vaccine series at the SXU Health Center.

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 2022-2023 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.

Waivers

Students who are medically unable to receive certain immunizations must have a Medical Exemption form(PDF) signed by a healthcare provider. Students who have strongly held religious beliefs precluding them from receiving certain immunizations must sign the Religious Exemption form (PDF) and must attach an originally written, signed statement that specifies the religious belief that conflicts with receiving immunization(s).

These forms can be uploaded to our secure patient portal, faxed to 773-298-3906 or dropped off at the Health Center. Once they are received they will be reviewed by clinical staff at the Health Center.