Students starting Spring 2019 and later
Governors State University is partnering with Med+Proctor to submit your immunization record.
- Visit www.medproctor.com
- Click "register" and create an account in MedProctor using your GSU email address
- Complete your MedProctor Profile
- Download and Print the Immunization Certificate
- Take the Immunization Certificate Form to your medical provider for completion
- Upload an image of the the completed Immunization Certificate form to MedProctor. You may also upload additional documents to verify immunization compliance.
Med Proctor is available 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. central time for assistance, and also offers a live chat feature at support.medproctor.com. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For tutorials, there is a video and a pdf of instructions.
Governors State University is required by law to comply with the guidelines set by the College Immunization Code (77 III.Admin.Code 694), which requires all students born on or after January 1, 1957 who enroll for 6 credit hours or more to provide the University with proof of immunity against certain communicable diseases.
Effective July 21, 2016 updates to the Illinois General Assembly Administrative Code have increased the immunization requirements for incoming fall 2016 and forward, college students attending all Illinois State schools. These changes have increased the requirements for Tdap, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Meningitis.
- 3 Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertusiss (DPT, DTP, Td, DTap, or Tdap) boosters. One must be Tdap within the last 10 years.
- 2 Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccines given after one year of age and after December 31, 1967.
- OR if Measles, Mumps or Rubella vaccines were given separately:
- 2 Measles immunizations given after one year of age and after December 31, 1967
- 2 Mumps immunizations after one year of age
- 2 Rubella immunizations after one year of age
- OR a positive blood titer test result for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
- If you were previously vaccinated, or were exposed to the disease and believe that you now have immunity, and are unable to provide immunization records, a positive titer result is acceptable proof of immunization. A copy of the lab report must be submitted.
- 1 Meningococcal Conjugate vaccine for students who enter GSU in Fall 2016 or later, and are age 21 or younger. Must be taken on or after 16th birthday.
- Menomune and Meningitis B DO NOT meet this requirement.
All GSU students should log in to myGSU to check their current Immunization status. Students who do not have a complete immunization record on file with the Office of the Registrar, a registration hold will be placed on your account and you will not be eligible to register for the following semester.
Students who need to be compliant with the immunization requirements can make an appointment at GSU's Health Center at http://www.govst.edu/health-student-counseling-center/
Students should stop by the Registrar's Office before their immunization appointment in the Health Center.
Where can I locate my immunization documentation?
- Previous high school or four-year college/university
- Military records or World Health Organization (WHO)
- Family physician or childhood records
- Illinois Comprehensive Automated Immunization Registry Exchange (I-CARE) http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/shots.htm
If none of the above options have your records, request an immunity profile (Titers blood test) that confirms your immunity to Measles, Mumps and Rubella. The lab report(s) must be attached. If you are unable to obtain proof of immunization, you will need to be re-vaccinated.
International students, born outside of the United States, must have had a Tuberculosis (TB) skin test in the U.S. within the last 12 months. If records are not in English, they must be accompanied by a certified translation.
Immunization Record Compliance Deadline:
Students admitted 2019 Spring: Friday, January 4, 2019
Students admitted 2019 Summer: Friday, May 3, 2019
Students admitted 2019 Fall: Friday, August 9, 2019
Students who do not submit immunization records by the above deadline will have a registration hold placed on their account that will prevent registration for classes in the second semester. Students who remain non-compliant will have a $25.00 late fee applied to their account.
Check your GSU student email for regular communication regarding deadlines, late fees, and reminders.
For new students Fall 2018 and prior, Immunization Records may be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by:
Drop off: Office of the Registrar, C-1300 (off the Hall of Governors)
For more information and to access the Immunization Form, please click here.
If you need us to send your records to another office/institution, please complete the Release Form.
Notice about the Meningococcal Conjugate 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 who live in the residence hall and those older than 21 years of age consider the meningococcal conjugate 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).