Administrative Services

File code: STU.IMMUN.POL
Approval Date: 07/01/89
Approved By:

Immunization Protocol

Western Illinois University requires all newly entering students, including graduates, to be adequately immunized against Tetanus-Diphtheria, Measles (old fashioned or hard measles) and Rubella (German or 3-day measles) and Mumps.

All persons born before January 1, 1957 will be exempt from this requirement. All students matriculating before 1989 are exempt. Re-entry students will be evaluated on status as of original entry date.

Immunization Status Protected and in Compliance for College Entrance

Vaccine

Students born on or after 1/1/57

Required Intervals Between Doses

Td vaccine

Td vaccine administered within last 10 years. *International students must show a series of three shots; the last one within ten years

Minimum time intervals between first and second dose must be at least 6 weeks, with the 3rd dose received at least 6 months after the second dose. *If international student, needs both a 2nd Td & MMR--both should be administered six weeks after initial series.

Measles*

Received 2 doses of live measles vaccine on or after the 1st birthday, lab titer, or physician confirmed disease.

At least 30 days between doses. If either dose was given prior to 1968, proof that live vaccine was given without GG is required.

Rubella

Received on or after the first birthday, lab titer. Disease history is not accepted.

Single dose required.

Mumps

Received on or after the first birthday, or physician confirmed disease history. Lab titer is not accepted.

Single dose required.

*Tuberculin Skin Test

Mantoux Method, received within last 3 months with documentation of dosages, method and results.

Two step method required.

*Chest X-Ray

PA view of chest with a documented negative result within the last 90 days.

N/A

*Required for international students & student teachers.

Immunization Status - Unprotected & In Compliance

Measles-Rubeola (old fashioned, 10-day, red measles, hard measles).

Unprotected and in compliance: Has not received measles vaccine, nor has had a physician diagnosed case of measles disease, but has presented a statement from a physician that this immunization is medically contraindicated, or a statement from the parent(s) or guardian detailing objection on religious grounds.

Immunization Timelines

Students who are EXEMPT:

  1. born before 1957.
  2. matriculated (first attended) before 1989.
  3. students re-entering WIU will be evaluated on their status as of original entry.
  4. students signing medical waivers.
  5. students signing religious exemptions
  6. pregnant women until cleared by PMD.
  7. students attending classes at sites other than main campus (extension, WIURC).

U.S. students must show proof of immunity by:

  1. Td shot within last 10 years.
  2. Two measles shots (rubeola); the first one given on or after first birthday and administered after January 1, 1968. Second shot must be given at least 30 days after the first.
  3. One rubella and mumps shot on or after first birthday.
    or
  4. Laboratory evidence of immunity.

Td and MMR may be administered together--if a second MMR is required, student can return in 30 days.

International Students must show proof of immunity by:

  1. Three Td's; the first two given six (6) weeks apart, the third administered six (6) monthsafter the second.
  2. Two rubeola shots; the first one given on or after the first birthday and administered after January 1, 1968; the second one given at least 30 days after the first shot.
  3. One rubella and mumps shot given after the first birthday.
    or
  4. Laboratory evidence of immunity.
  5. TBST - Mantoux Method to be administered upon arrival at WIU, two step method.
  6. Negative chest x-ray within the last three months.

If international student, needs both second Td & MMR--both should be administered six weeks after the initial series.

Questions may be addressed to the Illinois Department of Public Health in Springfield, Illinois.