All Governors State University students are required by Illinois Law (Public Act) 85-1315 to provide proof of immunity for tetanus/diphtheria, measles, mumps and rubella.
Where can I locate my immunization information?
- Previous high school or four-year college/university
- Military records
- Family physician or childhood records
- If none of the above options have your records, request a healthcare provider to complete a blood test that proves immunity to measles, mumps and rubella. Please attach the results of the lab report(s). Also, ensure you have a Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td) or Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap) booster within the last 10 years.
Immunization records must be recently dated and signed by a healthcare provider. In order to meet compliance, records must include a tetanus/diphtheria (Td or Tdap) booster within the past 10 years, and two measles, mumps, rubella (MMRs) after the first birthday.
International students, born outside of the United States, must provide proof of three DTs and two MMRs. If records are not in English, they must be accompanied by a certified translation.
Immunization Record Compliance Deadlines:
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
- Students admitted Spring 2015
Friday, September 4, 2015
- Students admitted Summer 2015
- Students admitted Fall 2015
Transfer, graduate, doctoral and freshman students must submit documentation in order to be in compliance. Students who do not submit immunization records by the above deadlines will have a registration hold placed on their records and will be unable to register until they have fulfilled this requirement; prolonged noncompliance will result in a $25 charge assessed to a student's account.
If you are Exempt due to DOB, exclusively attend classes at an off-site location, or are exclusively enrolled in an online degree program, then download the Immunization Exemption Form and submit.
Immunization Records can be submitted to the Academic Resource Center by:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (scanned and attached as pdf)
Drop off: Academic Resource Center, Room B1215 (across from the cafeteria)
Postal mail: 1 University Parkway, University Park, Illinois 60484-0975
For more information and to access the Immunization Form, please click here.
Notice about the Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccination
Governors State University, consistent with the American College Health Association (ACHA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices, recommends that students consider the meningococcal meningitis vaccination to reduce their risk for potentially fatal meningococcal disease. For additional information, please refer to the index of the ACHA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This statement is intended to promote public health awareness and practices, and is in compliance with the Illinois Meningitis Information Law (110 ILCS 690/35-120).