Incoming students, please submit your immunizations today!
Proof of immunity is an Illinois state requirement. All Loyola students enrolled in seven or more credit hours must complete the two-step process to verify proof of immunity. Incomplete immunization information will block access to registering or changing classes. All students must enter immunization requirements into LOCUS and submit supporting documents to the Wellness Center before the 10th day of the term.
Failure to provide timely information may result in a $50 Non-compliance fee, that may be applied to your account. The Non-compliance fee is non-refundable, and will not be removed even after immunization information is completed. Students living in University-owned housing will not be permitted to move in until the two-step process is complete.
*Please note, immunization requirements must be submitted , even if non-compliance fee was applied, in order to register for class or make a change to your registration.
NOTE: Due to remote working conditions, it is taking longer to verify immunizations than previous years. We ask that you please check your LOCUS account periodically before calling to check on the status of your immunization records.
New COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement: As of April 2021, Loyola University Chicago is requiring all Loyola students enrolled in classes for the fall to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Loyola University Chicago's immunization/vaccination requirement is informed by our Jesuit, Catholic commitment to the common good, solidarity, and justice. Given the serious nature of the pandemic and the safety, efficacy, and availability of the COVID-19 vaccines, we are rightly called to make reasonable efforts to protect one another through vaccination. Those who are immunized prevent disease not only in themselves but also protect the vulnerable among us by preventing disease from spreading to pregnant women, infants, children, the elderly, and others who may be compromised by illness or social circumstance. Our vaccine requirement is informed by Catholic reasoning on the principle of moral cooperation, our obligation to the common good, and the guidance offered by the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Holy See through the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.Students must upload their vaccine card on the Loyola Health app. For questions about the vaccine requirement, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the new requirement, see Vaccine Information. Students must upload their vaccine record to the Loyola Health app by August 6th. Scroll to the bottom of this page for FAQs on the vaccine card upload process. To upload your card, go to LUC.EDU/vaxupload.
Loyola may grant exemptions to students who have a valid medical or religious reason for not being vaccinated. For more detailed information on the requirements for receiving an exemption, please visit Loyola Vaccine Information page, or email COVID-19support@LUC.edu with questions.
Document Submission (for all vaccines except COVID)
Step 1: Enter your immunizations on LOCUS. This also allows you to print copies of your immunization records.
Step 2: Submit a copy of your official immunization record (from your high school or a healthcare provider) to the Wellness Center via email, fax, or you can mail or drop them off at the Wellness Center. The Wellness Center's email address is email@example.com. If you submit your records via email, they MUST be in PDF format.
6439 N. Sheridan Rd., Suite 310
Chicago, IL 60626
26 E. Pearson, Suite 250
Chicago, IL 60611
Required Vaccines for all incoming students
- Measles (2)
- Mumps (2)
- Rubella (2)
- A series of 3 diphtheria/tetanus shots are required. One must be TDAP, and must be given within the last ten years prior to enrollment.
- Meningitis (required if student is under the age of 22; Must be given on or after the age of 16 years: Menomune and Meningitis B do NOT meet this requirement)
- COVID-19 Vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson)
- Hepatitis B
- Influenza (during flu season)
Some recommended vaccines are available at the Wellness Center. Contact the Wellness Center at (773) 508-8883 for more information.
For More Information
To learn more, visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Immunization Program at www.cdc.gov/vaccines or call these CDC hotlines.
FAQs about COVID-19 Vaccine Upload process
See below for answers to common questions about how to successfully submit your vaccine card to the health app. If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vaccine records must contain the following:
- Full Name
- Date of Birth
- Type of Vaccine (i.e. Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, etc.)
- Lot Number
- Date of Vaccination
- Site Location or Signature of Vaccine Administrator
* If you are missing your name, date of birth, site location, or type of vaccine, please update your card before resubmission.
* If you submitting documentation that is not a CDC Vaccination Record Card, please be sure that your paperwork/summary/discharge sheet shows the same vaccine information listed above and notes BOTH vaccines with lot numbers, dates, and location.
* Please upload only PDF, JPEG, JPG, JPNG or DOCX, MOV files. We are unable to open HEIC and TEXT files.
If your upload gets rejected, it is likely because incorrect information was submitted or the information submitted does not line up with what we have on file. See the FAQ above for more deatiled information. If your card is not approved, please review your submission carefully and reupload it. If it still is not approved, you can email email@example.com for assistance. For a refresher on instructions, please see Vaccine Information.
Due to the high number of submissions we receive, please allow up to 1-2 weeks for approval. To check your status, log into the Loyola Health app to view the status. When approved the bar will be green. Note: If you submitted your card and did NOT receive an email saying it is being reviewed, it was not uploaded successfully and we will not see it. If you do not receive that email, please reupload your card. Once your card is approved, you'll receive an email and you will no longer have to participate in weekly COVID-19 sureveillance testing at Loyola.
You must upload your vaccine card by August 6th in order to be able to move into the residence halls and attend classes. Please submit it as early as possible so you can check it off your list and the Wellness Center has time to process it.