Finding Your Records
Finding old immunizations can be a challenge, some suggested places to check are:
Check with any other Colleges or Universities you have attended. They may have copies of your immunization records. The next place you can check is the High School you attended. Immunizations were required so they may have a copy of your records. If you graduated from an Illinois High School your high school immunization records may have all the required immunizations.
If you are unable to find any records from your educational institutions, check with your childhood physician to see if they have any immunization information. If your physician is deceased or has retired, she/he may have forwarded his/her records to another location so you may want to ask about that.
The Illinois Comprehensive Automated Immunization Registry Exchange (I-CARE) is a tool used by health care providers, parents, public health agencies, and schools to record and promote immunization records.
You may have received a Tetanus Diphtheria and Pertussis immunization if you had to visit an emergency room for cuts or sutures. If you visited an emergency room within the past 6-8 years you may want to check to see if the hospital has any records.
If you have served in the military and have a copy of your medical records or yellow immunization record, some of the required immunization may be in your record.
Remember, all records must be verified by the signature of the MS/RN/Public Health Official who administered the immunizations.