Students will not be permitted to register for classes if their records are not up to date.
The State of Illinois requires that students provide the university with evidence of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus and diphtheria. Students are asked to safeguard the health of the Loyola community by providing evidence of their immunization or by being immunized.
Most students are properly immunized and simply have forgotten to send in their records. Documentation of immunization can often be found at high schools, doctor's offices, previously attended universities, or a valid childhood immunization certificate kept by parents. All records must show the month, day and year of immunization as well as a health-care provider's signature. If records cannot be found, students can be re-immunized. The Wellness Center will provide immunizations for a nominal fee while supplies are available, or students can receive their immunizations from their doctors. The Immunization Form is available here, at the Wellness Centers, or at the Public Safety Information Desks.
Students should fax or drop off the completed form to:
Loyola University Chicago Wellness Center
1052 W. Loyola Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626
Students may be exempted from providing the immunization form for the following reasons:
- They have been diagnosed as having a specific medical condition in which immunization is contraindicated. A written, signed and dated statement is required from a physician or health-care provider. Duration of the contraindication must be noted.
- They have submitted in writing a signed and dated statement describing their objections based upon a religious tenet.
- They have enrolled for less than half time per quarter or semester. The university defines less than halftime as those students who are enrolled for less than seven semester or quarter hours.
- They were born prior to Jan. 1, 1957. Please submit written evidence of date of birth, such as copies of a birth certificate or driver's license.
- They are enrolled solely for research, fieldwork and study outside the classroom.
- They are receiving instruction where there is no direct physical interaction with others receiving similar instruction (such as distance learning).