Immunization forms can be completed/uploaded through your UIS application site Required Immunization Information or on the Patient Portal under the Upload and Forms tab. The form must be complete, digitally signed, and on file in Health Services by the semester deadlines.

Fulfilling Immunization Requirements

  • Health Services requires Yellow Cards from the World Health Organization (WHO) as evidence for immunizations administered outside of the United States. 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 Health Care and Emergency Health Care Facilities in Springfield
  • Illinois law (Public Act 85-1315) and UIS policy require proof of immunity to certain vaccine-preventable diseases.
  • Proof of immunity must be on file with Health Services before students can register for classes for a second term. Proof of immunity can be submitted by attaching a copy of the Certificate of Child Health (or other certified school immunization records) to the Immunization Information form.
  • Students enrolled only in online only classes are exempt from these requirements.
  • Persons born before January 1, 1957 are exempt from the MMR and Meningitis vaccine requirements ONLY. However, the TDAP / TD,  and completing Required Immunization Information Form online is a requirement.
  • As of Fall 2006, all other students—regardless of the number of hours enrolled for—must provide proof of immunizations.

Required Immunizations

TDAP / TD
Tetanus / Diptheria / Pertusis

  1. The minimum time interval between the first and second dose must be at least 1 (one) month or more with a minimum of 6 months between the second and third dose.
  2. All students of all ages are required to provide documentation of 3 doses of tetanus diphtheria/Tdap/TD with the last dose being the Tdap/TD (adult dose of tetanus diphtheria acellular pertussis)
  3. All students are required to maintain a current (expires every 10 years) Tetanus Diphtheria/Tdap while they are attending UIS.

Rubella
(German measles, 3 day)

  1. Live virus vaccine given after 12 months of age and after June 19, 1969; OR
  2. Students of all ages MUST have one dose at least one month prior to attending.
  3. Lab test proving high immunity (laboratory report must be attached to the Immunization Information form).
    MMR – 2 doses after May 1, 1971 and after 12 months of age.

COVID-19

The COVID-19 Vaccination Policy is effective as of Fall 2021. All on-ground students must be fully vaccinated unless they qualify for a medical or religious exemption.

Measles
Rubeola, 10 day, red, hard

  1. 2 doses at least one month apart of live measles vaccine after January 1, 1969, and on or after 12 months of age; MMR is preferred if a second dose is needed prior to college attendance; OR
  2. Non-U.S. Citizens (anyone not born in the US) of all ages MUST have one dose at least one month prior to attending.
    OR
  3. Lab test report proving high immunity (laboratory report must be attached to the Immunization Information form).

Meningitis
(Menactra)

All incoming students under 22 years of age are required to provide this vaccine. A second vaccine MUST be given if the first vaccine was given before age 16.

Tuberculosis

Proof of Freedom from Tuberculosis required for all students who are New International Students (not born in the US). There are no exemptions from the tuberculin blood test/Quantiferon Gold test.

  1. Quantiferon Gold tests/TB blood tests, must be done by a recognized laboratory in the U.S. within 30 days of attending classes and a copy of that record must be uploaded to the Patient Portal.
  2. Students with a history of a positive TB must provide proof of the positive test and be evaluated in the Health Services for further testing.

State of Illinois Vaccination Requirements

These following provides the text of the statutes which require children to be vaccinated. It also includes the regulations made by the Department of Public Health pursuant to the Illinois General Assembly delegating the authority to make rules. In short, the laws require all students to present proof of immunization to their schools.