What is Immunization Compliance? Main Content
Illinois law, Public Act 85-1315, requires all persons entering a four year public or private institution of higher education to provide proof of immunization. Contact your high school, previous college/university or your doctor to obtain a copy of your immunizations with a nurse or other healthcare provider signature. Proof of immunity is required for Tetanus/Diphtheria (TD) and Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR). When you have a copy of this information, please attach our Immunization Compliance Form (with section 1 completed by the student) and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax, mail, or hand deliver to the Student Health Services.
Immunization Compliance Deadlines:
Fall Semester 2013, October 11th
Download the Immunization Compliance Form. This form can be completed by your doctor as the only record you submit or be attached to photocopies of your records with section one completed by the student.
What does this mean for me?
Basically what it comes down to is you must have a current Tetanus/Diphtheria shot within the past 10 years. Also, Measles, Mumps and Rubella injections are usually given together and is commonly known as an MMR. Now the correct way the state requires receiving these injections is you must be at least one year old or older before receiving the first MMR injection, THEN you must have had a follow up MMR at least 29 days after the first MMR. If you have had these injections in the correct way, then you should be good to go!
What happens if I do not turn in my shot records?
If you are not immunization compliant before the above deadline of your first semester in attendance at SIU, you will have a hold placed on your registration and will be unable to enroll for subsequent semesters until compliance is met.
What happens if I am unable to prove that I have had these injections?
If you don’t have an Immunization form signed by the provider that gave the injections, you will need to have the injections done again. This can be done at your local health department, physician’s office, or at the Student Health Services (immunizations do have a fee).
What if I am an International Student?
All immunization records must be translated into English.
If I am unsure my form is complete, what can I do?
Call Julye at (618) 453-4326 or send her a copy of your immunization records for review.
Email: email@example.com or Fax: (618) 453-4452.