All students, including those on the Peoria campus, born January 1, 1957, or after, are required by Illinois law and the University of Illinois Springfield to provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis. The meningococcal vaccine is also required for all new students under the age of 22, and one dose must have been given on or after their 16th birthday. This documentation must be submitted by sending us a copy of a signed and dated school immunization record (from your high school, previous university, military record or child health immunization record) OR by having your family physician/health care provider complete the UIS Required Immunization Form to UIS Health Services before the student's first registration at UIS. All students are also required to complete the top grey box only (name, address, sign and date) of the Required Immunization form. The purpose of these requirements is to prevent the induction and spread of vaccine-preventable diseases among students and the surrounding community.
Students who were not born in the U.S.: All students who were not born in the U.S. must have 2 MMR's, 30 days apart, the first one being on or after the first birthday, and 3 Td's (one of the doses must be Tdap given within the last 10 years). In addition, students not born in the U.S. must have a Tuberculosis screening prior to the deadline. If upon review of the TB screening it is determined you are at risk of TB, the student is required to complete the TB blood test. Those who have not completed this requirement within the deadline will be administratively withdrawn from all classes. Students who have been treated for tuberculosis or who have been treated because of a positive tuberculin skin/blood test in the past must bring those medical records to Health Services. All medical records must be accompanied by a certified English translation.
Students are exempt from this requirement if they were born before 1957 or if they are taking only online classes. Students may request an exemption based on religious grounds by providing a personal religious statement and a letter from the leader of their place of worship. General philosophical or moral objection to immunization is NOT sufficient for an exemption on religious grounds. The Required Immunization Information form and additional information can be found on the Health Services website.
Immunization requirements must be completed and on file in Health Services in BSB 20 before 5:00 p.m. on the 5th day of summer session and the 10th day of fall and spring semesters to avoid a non-refundable fee. Students not in compliance will not be allowed to register for a second semester at UIS. Questions about this policy should be directed to Health Services at (217) 206-6676. The Health Services website contains information regarding immunization policies.