TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER k: COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL AND IMMUNIZATIONS
PART 694 COLLEGE IMMUNIZATION CODE
SECTION 694.100 PROOF OF IMMUNITY


 

Section 694.100  Proof of Immunity

 

a)         Beginning with the Fall term, students who enroll at a post-secondary educational institution shall present to the designated recordkeeping office proof of immunity evidencing the following immunizations:  

 

1)         Diphtheria, Tetanus

 

A)        Students not considered international students, pursuant to subsection (b), are required to provide proof of at least  one dose of Tetanus and Diphtheria (Td) vaccine having been received within 10 years of the term of current enrollment.  (It is recommended that the student provide dates of at least 2 previous doses of any combination of Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTP or DTaP), pediatric Diphtheria and Tetanus (DT) or adult Tetanus and Diphtheria (Td) vaccine.)

 

B)        International students are required to provide dates of any combination of three or more doses of Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTP or DTaP), pediatric Diphtheria and Tetanus (DT) or adult Tetanus and Diphtheria (Td) vaccine, with the most recent dose having been received within 10 years prior to the term of current enrollment.

 

C)        The minimum time interval between the first and second dose must have been at least 4 weeks (28 days), with the third dose having been received at least 6 months after the second or last dose of the basic series.

 

D)        Receipt of Tetanus Toxoid (T.T.) vaccine is not acceptable in fulfilling this requirement.

 

2)         Measles

 

A)        Students must provide documentation of receipt of 2 doses of live measles virus vaccine on or after the first birthday. The minimum time interval between each dose must have been at least 4 weeks (28 days). If either dose was received prior to 1968, proof must be provided that a live virus vaccine, without gamma globulin, was administered.

 

B)        Those students attending a post-secondary educational institution prior to the Fall 1990 term, who have had at least one dose of live measles virus vaccine on or after the first birthday, may be considered protected and in compliance.

 

C)        Students who cannot provide proof of immunization may provide laboratory (serologic) evidence of measles immunity; or a physician's signed confirmation of disease history and date of conclusive diagnosis.  A diagnosis of measles disease made by a physician on or after July 1, 2002 must be confirmed by laboratory evidence.

 

3)         Rubella

 

A)        Immunization with rubella vaccine on or after the first birthday;

 

B)        Laboratory (serologic) evidence of rubella immunity; or

 

C)        History of disease is not acceptable as proof of immunity.

 

4)         Mumps

 

A)        Immunization with live mumps vaccine on or after the first birthday; or

 

B)        A physician's signed confirmation of disease history and date of conclusive diagnosis; or

 

C)        Laboratory (serologic) evidence of mumps immunity.

 

b)         Proof of immunity may be provided by a certificate of immunity containing the following information:  

 

1)         The month, day and year of vaccine receipt for measles, mumps, and rubella.  Whole year dates (e.g., 1969) are acceptable only when it is clear that the student was at least one year of age when the vaccine was received.

 

2)         The month, day and year of vaccine receipt for diphtheria and tetanus.

 

c)         Proof of immunity may also be provided by one of the following:

 

1)         A copy of the student's Illinois high school health record which complies with the immunization requirements of this Part;

 

2)         In lieu of proof of immunity as defined in this Part, evidence of birth on or before January 1, 1957, such as a birth certificate, drivers license, or personal identification card issued by the Secretary of State.

 

d)         Additional immunization entries made in a student health record by a post-secondary educational institution shall be based upon a certificate of immunity which complies with the requirements of this Part.

 

e)         A student who enrolls at a post-secondary educational institution without providing proof of immunity shall be precluded from enrolling at that institution in a subsequent term unless the student provides proof of immunity acceptable to the designated recordkeeping office or is granted a medical or religious exemption by the institution.

 

f)         Students shall provide proof of immunity each time they transfer to another post-secondary educational institution.

 

(Source:  Amended at 26 Ill. Reg. 10784, effective July 1, 2002)