General Information

Medical History & Immunization Requirements

All incoming students are required to submit the Medical History Form and a copy of their immunization records from their medical provider. All forms are due July 15 for the Fall Semester and December 15 for the Spring Semester. Registration for the following Semester will be denied in accordance with State of Illinois law, if the required documentation is not received. 

Required Vaccines:

  • MEASLES, MUMPS, RUBELLA (MMR) VACCINE
    • Two doses of MMR at least 28 days apart after 12 months of age.
    • Those born after January 1, 1957 are exempt.
  • TETANUS, DIPHTHERIA, PERTUSSIS (TDAP) VACCINE
    • Three doses of DTP, DTAP, DT, TD, OR TDAP with one dose of TDAP in the past 10 years.
  • MENINGOCOCCAL QUADRIVALENT (ACWY) VACCINE
    • One dose given after the age of 16.
  • COVID-19 VACCINE
    • Two doses of the Pfizer vaccine given 21 days apart or two doses of Moderna vaccine given 28 days apart or one dose of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine. Students are considered being fully vaccinated two weeks after the last dose of any series.

Recommended Vaccines: 

The following vaccines are recommended by the ACHA:

  • INFLUENZA VACCINE
  • SEROGROUP B MENINGOCOCCAL VACCINE
  • HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV) VACCINE

Exemptions:

  • RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION
  • MEDICAL EXEMPTION
    • Any student requiring a medical exemption should submit a written statement by their medical provider indicating the nature and probable duration of the medical condition or circumstances that contraindicates those immunizations.

Absence and Medical Leave

When a student is ill or injured, treatment is available at Arnold Health Services Monday through Friday during our regular office hours. Health Services does not provide excuses for absences from classes or exams. Students are urged to contact their professors in regards to their absence. If a student is ill at home, hospitalized or expects to be absent for an extended period, please notify the Dean of Students Office.

Illinois Public Health regulations mandate that individuals with communicable diseases not reside in group living environments; therefore, students diagnosed with diseases such as, but not limited to, measles, mumps, and chicken pox, will be required to recuperate at their home off campus. A physician letter of release, with appropriate limitations and restrictions, must be received in Health Services prior to the student's return to campus. The letter must state that the individual is able to return to campus without risk to themselves or to others.

Confidentiality & HIPAA

The Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), is the first comprehensive federal protection guideline for the privacy of health information. The rule gives individuals greater access to their medical records and assurance of increased protection of their personal health information.

Medical records are maintained by Arnold Health Services and must remain in Health Services. Medical information is not released by any member of the Health Services Staff, to either parents, legal guardians, faculty, university administration or any other entity without written consent, except in a life-threatening situation. Consistent care is exercised to ensure that confidentiality is maintained.