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Immunization Requirements

Immunization Requirements

  • All students enrolled at Columbia College must comply with Public Act 85-1315, which states that all students born on or after January 1, 1957 and enrolled at least half time (6 credit hours or more) in an Illinois post-secondary institution must prove that they have immunity from certain communicable diseases.

    The specific requirements are:

    Students born in the United States

    1 tetanus-diphtheria shot within the last ten years
    2 separate shots of measles (rubeola) within one's lifetime
    1 rubella (German measles) shot in one's lifetime
    1 mumps shot in one's lifetime

    OR

    1 tetanus-diphtheria within the last ten years
    A combination of 1 MMR(measles, mumps, rubella) and a second measles vaccination


    International Students (born outside of the United States)

    3 tetanus-diphtheria shots (the last shot received within the last ten years)
    2 separate shots of measles (rubeola) within one's lifetime
    1 rubella (German measles) shot in one's lifetime
    1 mumps shot in one's lifetime

    OR

    3 tetanus-diphtheria shots (the last shot received within the last ten years)
    A combination of 1 MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and a second measles vaccination

    As an alternative to being immunized again, students may opt to get a blood titer test (blood drawn) to prove immunity to measles, mumps and rubella. Students who turn in the results of a blood titer test are still responsible for submitting a record of a tetanus-diphtheria shot within the last ten years.