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Immunization Policy

All undergraduate students including ADP (Accelerated Bachelor's Degree Completion) 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.

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.  In addition, International students must provide dates of three or more doses of tetanus and diphtheria (Td) vaccine administered at the appropriate age, the last dose having been received within 10 years of enrollment.

The immunization requirements below must be completed prior to the start of classes.
*Students not in compliance with Illinois immunization law 30 days after the first day of classes will receive a $75 non-compliance charge each semester to their student accounts.

Who Immunization requirements
All undergraduate students including ADP students taking 6 or more credit hours. Measles (Rubeola)
  Mumps
  Rubella (German Measles)
 

Tetanus/Diphtheria - Booster within last 10 years

   
All graduate students taking 3 or more credit hours studying on campus. Measles (Rubeola)
  Mumps
  Rubella (German Measles)
  Tetanus/Diphtheria - 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. Copies from your doctor or high school are acceptable, but be sure they meet all the University requirements listed above. 

Mail To:

Fax To:

Drop-Off/Email:

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
dos@cuchicago.edu

Download Immunization Record Form:

Immunization Record Form (U.S. Citizens)

Immunization Record Form (International Students)

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

  1. Age - If the student was born before January 1, 1957, an age exemption applies for measles (rubeola), mumps and rubella (German Measles) only.
  2. Medical
    • 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.
  3. Beliefs/personal tenets - 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. Due to high volume, it may take up to one week to process your form. Concordia University Chicago  does not send confirmation that an individual form has been received.

 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