In order to avoid a $35 late processing fee, immunization records must be UPLOADED by your 1st semester. It is not necessary to upload these records each semester, however it is the students responsibility to remain compliant. It is not a requirement for ONLINE ONLY students do not have to provide these records, however if you are taking 1 or more credit hours this is a requirement. Visit Immunization Requirements for more information.
Upload Your Immunizations Records
Required Form Options
- OPTION 1: Complete online through your application site the Required Immunization Information. The immunization records can be attached/uploaded securely on this site.
- OPTION 2: Complete the Required Immunization Information Form online through the Patient Portal under the “Forms” tab and your immunization records can be uploaded securely under the “Upload” tab.
Students with the UIS Student Insurance (Academic HealthPlans / Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois) can call an after-hours/weekend nurse at 1-800-299-0274 with any medical questions or concerns.
Finding Your Records
Finding old immunizations can be a challenge, some suggested places to check are:
Complete and submit the Authorization for Release and Disclosure Form to request your previously submitted records from UIS Health Services. Then allow our office at least 24 hours to complete your request.
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 or even Elementary School (any place you may have previously submitted these records/requirements). 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.
Illinois Comprehensive Automated Immunization Registry Exchange (I-CARE)
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.
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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. This vaccine may have been given prior to any surgeries.
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.
Where to Get Shots
Here are some locations where you can receive the required immunizations: personal physician office, local health department, VA or pharmacy
Students unable to produce a Yellow Card to verify non-domestic vaccinations may receive the necessary immunizations at UIS Health Services or at any domestic health care provider of their choosing. View a few options here: Health Care and Emergency Health Care Facilities in Springfield
Students with the UIS Student Insurance plan should determine if these alternate sources are considered Preferred PPO Providers under the Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO network. This can be determined using the contact information on the student’s insurance card. Please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org with any insurance questions.
Sangamon County Department of Public Health Immunization Clinic
The Sangamon Country Department of Public Health provides an Immunization Clinic. This health department charges by income, please check with any other health department regarding charges. Clinics are currently able by appointment or during walk-in hours.
- 2833 South Grand Avenue East
Springfield, IL 62702
- Phone: (217) 535-3102
Please check with your insurance provider to ensure reimbursement of any charges.
A titer is a measurement of the amount or concentration of a substance in a solution. It usually refers to the amount of medicine or antibodies found in a patient’s blood.
Blood titer measurements can be very helpful in determining medical treatment. Antibody titers can tell the doctor if the patient has immunity to diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, small pox, and hepatitis. Medication titers can tell if a person is receiving too much medication.
- If born on or after January 1, 1957, provide proof of two immunizations for measles at least one month apart or immunity via a blood titer report. (Persons born before this date are considered immune to measles)
- Provide proof of two immunization for rubella or immunity via a blood titer report
- Provide proof of two immunization for mumps or immunity via a blood titer report
- Provide proof of two immunization for measles or immunity via a blood titer report
- Proof of actual tetanus vaccines are required, titers will not be accepted.