Immunizations

According to the  Illinois Department of Public Health Part 694 College immunization code, Beginning with the Fall term 2016-2017, the Illinois Department of Public Health changed the college immunization code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 694) to require the following:

1)  Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis

 Students shall provide dates of any combination of three or more doses of Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis containing vaccine.  One dose must be Tdap vaccine. The last dose of vaccine (DTP, DTaP, DT, Td, or Tdap) must have been received within 10 years prior to the term of current enrollment.

The minimum time interval between the first and second dose must have been at least four weeks (28 days), with the third dose having been received at least six months after the second or last dose of the basic series.

 Receipt of Tetanus Toxoid (T.T.) vaccine is not acceptable in fulfilling this requirement.

 2) Measles, Mump, Rubella

 Students shall provide documentation of receipt of two doses of live measles virus vaccine on or after the first birthday. The minimum time interval between each dose must have been at least four weeks (28 days). If either dose was received prior to 1968, proof must be provided that a live virus vaccine, without gamma globulin, was administered.

 Students who cannot provide proof of immunization may provide laboratory (serologic) evidence of measles immunity.

 3)  Meningococcal vaccine.  Beginning Fall term 2016-2017, all new admissions under the age of 22 shall show proof of having at least one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine on or after 16 years of age.

For measles, mumps and rubella vaccines only, in lieu of proof of immunity as defined in this Part, evidence of birth on or before January 1, 1957, such as a birth certificate, drivers license, or personal identification card issued by the Secretary of State.

Additional immunization entries made in a student health record by a post-secondary educational institution shall be based upon a certificate of immunity which complies with the requirements of this Part.

 A student who enrolls at a post-secondary educational institution without providing proof of immunity shall be precluded from enrolling at that institution in a subsequent term unless the student provides proof of immunity acceptable to the designated recordkeeping office or is granted a medical or religious exemption by the institution.

 Students shall provide proof of immunity each time they transfer to another post-secondary educational institution.

  • TB test (PPD/Mantoux test) is required for residence hall students and some academic majors.  If a past TB skin test resulted in a positive reaction, a chest x-ray is required, and a copy of the radiology report bearing your name should be submitted to the Wellness/Health Center. 
Evidence of immunity from these diseases is required for United States nationals. A registered health care provider must verify documentation of immunizations and testing. A high school health record with proof of immunizations, if properly noted and certified, is acceptable documentation for residents of Illinois. Individuals who are not properly immunized will not be allowed to register. Proof of proper immunization must be on file prior to registration.
Evidence of tuberculin testing is required for all international and residence hall students, as well as students in programs which require proof of immunizations (e.g., health programs and education).
Students who need to obtain immunizations or information regarding immunizations may contact the Wellness/Health Center or one of the city of Chicago public health clinics. Students residing outside of the city of Chicago should contact the Public Health Clinic for their township or county. Students who fail to comply, will be assessed a $25.00 non-compliance fee.
Students who wish to document that they have met the immunization requirements must complete the immunization form and send it to: Wellness/Health Center, Chicago State University, 9501 King Drive, ADM 131, Chicago,  IL 60628. For more information call 773/995-2010.
Other Vaccines Strongly Recommended
  • Hepatitis B series or documented proof of immunity.
  • Varicella vaccine or documented proof of immunity.
Failure to provide the required documentation by the tenth day of the semester will result in a late processing fee and registration hold.
 INSURANCE The basic student health plan for accident and sickness is mandatory for undergraduate and graduate students who enroll for 12 credit hours or more (See Financial Information, Student Health Insurance, for more information).