Immunizations and Vaccinations
All students, graduate and undergraduate, are required to comply with the University policy for Immunizations and Vaccinations.
Students must go to Wellness Center Online, login with DU credentials and document the following before the first day of class:
- Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR): Two MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) given at least 28 days apart after the first birthday. Individuals born before January 1, 1957 are exempt from MMR vaccine documentation.
- Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (TDAP): At least 3 doses of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis containing vaccine are REQUIRED. One dose must be TDAP (tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis) within the past 10 years.
- Meningitis: One Meningitis vaccine given after the 16th birthday for students under 22 years of age.
Students in some academic programs, including education, nutrition, nursing and physician assistant programs, must meet additional requirements as determined by their College.
Students that are enrolled in an academic program, specifically designated by the College as Online, are exempt from meeting this requirement. Students that are registered for all online classes in a term but not in a fully online academic program are required to comply.
All students are strongly encouraged to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes the primary vaccine and to remain updated on boosters.
All students are strongly encouraged to get a yearly influenza vaccine to prevent flu.
Failure to comply with the University Immunization and Vaccination requirement will result in a $150 fine per semester.
All incoming students are required to be screened for risk factors for Tuberculosis (TB) through a screening questionnaire. International students and students arriving from or having traveled for extended time to countries with an increased incidence of TB will be tested because this subpopulation has been identified epidemiologically as having a higher incidence of Latent Tuberculosis Infection and an increased risk for developing active TB disease. While all incoming students will be screened, only those students with identifiable risk factors for exposure to TB and/or for TB disease will be tested. Incoming students at low risk will not be tested for TB. Students with a documented previous positive test will not be retested.
Completion of TB clearance is mandatory for all students with a positive TB test. Failure to complete the process will result in a $ 75.00 fine per semester that will be charged to your student account and potential removal from classes according to state law.
State of Illinois Immunization Requirements
Illinois state law requires that these immunizations (MMR, TDAP, and Meningitis) be documented, and if documentation is not available, students may be subject to removal from classes if there is an outbreak of communicable diseases.
Immunization records are available from your high school, previous university or your personal physician and may be uploaded to Wellness Center Online. The Wellness Center can affordably provide any missing immunizations and blood tests to verify and document immunity. If you are submitting a blood test as proof of immunity, you need to supply numerical values from an accredited laboratory.
Medical and Religious Exemption
To qualify for a religious or medical exemption, you will need to complete the vaccine exemption form. The form must be signed by you and a healthcare provider. The State of Illinois requires a visit with your healthcare provider to discuss implications of not having all your vaccines.
How to Submit the Immunization Forms
If you received your vaccines in Illinois, your records were likely automatically uploaded to our system and there may be nothing more you need to do.
If it reads "not compliant", you are missing one or more of your required immunizations and you will need to upload these. Please login to Wellness Center Online to ensure you are compliant.