Concordia Experience

Immunization Policy

All undergraduate students who are taking 6 or more credit hours at Concordia University Chicago must provide immunization records or evidence of exemption from this requirement according to Illinois state law and University policy. Failure to comply with the state law and University requirements before the end of the first term may result in the placing of encumbrances on the student's record, which may prevent further enrollment. Please refer to the Undergraduate catalog for more information regarding this policy. 

All graduate students who are taking 3 or more credit hours at Concordia University Chicago campus must provide immunization records or evidence of exemption from this requirement according to Illinois state law and University policy.

International students and/or non-US Citizens: Vaccines are required as noted below.  Additionally, these students are required to have a Tuberculin (TB) skin test or blood test for TB with a negative result within the 12 months preceding the first day of classes (chest x-ray required if test is positive).  The TB skin test or blood test for TB must be performed in a United States facility.  

Who Immunization requirements
ALL newly enrolled undergraduate students  and graduate students studying on-campus Measles (Rubeola)
  Mumps
  Rubella (German Measles)
 

Tetanus/Diphtheria- Primary Series of 3 doses (two doses one month apart, followed by a third dose in 6 months) Booster within last 10 years

   
International Students Measles (Rubeola)
  Mumps
  Rubella (German Measles)
  Tuberculosis - A negative TB skin test within 1 year of the first day of your first semester
  Tetanus/Diphtheria- Primary Series of 3 doses (two doses one month apart, followed by a third dose in 6 months) Booster within last 10 years

Submit Immunization Records to the Office of The Dean of Students as possible.  The deadlines are August 18, 2014 for Fall entrance and January 05, 2015 for Spring entrance.  Copies from your doctor or high school are acceptable, but be sure they meet all the University requirements listed above.

Immunization Record Form (U.S. Citizens)

Immunization Record Form (International Students)

 

Mail To:

Fax To:

Drop-Off:

Concordia University Chicago
Office of the Dean of Students
7400 Augusta Street
River Forest, IL 60305

 

Office of the Dean of Students
708-209-3176

Office of the Dean of Students
Krauss Hall, 2nd floor
Office 208

Locating Your Records

To find your records check with your doctor or any previously attended schools.  Keep in mind, that these records may require updating: check to see if you need a TB skin test and/or Tetanus booster.

If you cannot locate immunization records, but think you once received vaccinations for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (or were exposed to one or more of the diseases and believe you now have immunity) a positive titer test result acceptably proves immunity.  A titer test is a blood test that determines whether you have enough antibodies in your system to be considered immune to the disease.

If you do not have documentation proving that you have been vaccinated against Tetanus and Diphtheria, you will have to be re-immunized.

Helpful Hint:  Always keep your own copy of your medical and immunization records!

Exemptions

COMP/Graduate students who are studying off-campus are exempt from Immunization requirements.  You may claim an exemption in case of pregnancy, medical contradictions, or for religious reasons by submitting documentation in place of immunization records:

  • In case of pregnancy or suspected pregnancy: a signed and dated statement from a physician describing that the student is pregnant or suspected pregnant and an approximate due date can be kept on record in place of immunization records.
  • In case of medical contradictions: a signed and dated statement from a physician describing the specific contradictory vaccine(s) and duration of the medical condition is acceptable in place of immunization records.
  • In case of religious exemption: a written, signed, and dated statement by the student (and parent/guardian if the student is a minor) describing her/his objection to immunization on the grounds that they conflict with the tenet and practices of a recognized church or religious organization of which the student is an adherent or member will suffice in place of immunization records.

After Records are Submitted:

Once you submit your records to Concordia University Chicago, they will be kept on file.  You may request a copy of your immunization records from The Office of The Dena of Students by filling out the following form and submitting it to the office.

Download Immunization Record Release Form here