All incoming students are required by State of Illinois law to produce a copy of their
immunization history to the university within six weeks of the first day of classes.
Failure to comply will cause the student's registration for second semester to be
place on HOLD. This information can be uploaded into the new patient portal which
will be available the summer of 2023.
- 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
Vaccines recommended by the ACHA :
- COVID-19 VACCINE Three doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two doses of the
Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Students are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after
the last dose of any series.
- INFLUENZA VACCINE
- SEROGROUP B MENINGOCOCCAL VACCINE
- HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV) VACCINE
- 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.
Notify Your Professor
Notify your professor (in advance if possible) of your absence due to illness An example
email is as follows. Please edit based on your personal situation:
I am sick and unable to attend class today and likely for the next two days. I have
consulted with Arnold Health Services to have a plan for my recovery. I will stay on top of
the readings, get notes from someone in the class, and do all I can to stay prepared.
I have an assignment due tomorrow and am worried that I'm not well enough to give it my best.
Is there a possibility for a brief extension? I want to do well in your class and hope this
illness doesn't set me back. I appreciate any advice about making up work.
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 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.