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Immunization FAQ

This section includes questions and answers for current students, online students, alumni/former students, parents and faculty/staff.

Current Students

If you bring complete records to DePaul Central in person, your hold can be removed on the spot. All other records are processed within five to seven business days. A follow up email will be sent to your preferred email address once the review process is complete.

To view your immunization status and submit documents, log in to Campus Connect.

  • Current Students: Student Resources > Immunization Status
  • Admitted Students: Next Steps > Immunization Status

If you have submitted your records and your grid is has not been updated after 24 business hours, please contact DePaul Central.

If you need copies of your immunization records, there are several places you can look:

  • Ask your parents or other caregivers if they have documents from your childhood that may have immunization records, such as baby books or journals.
  • Check with any schools that you may have attended before (elementary, secondary, or high school) or a previously attended college or university.
  • Check with your current or former medical doctor or health care provider. If your physician is deceased or has retired, they may have forwarded your records to another location; be sure to ask about that.
  • Check with previous employers (including the military) who may have required immunizations while you were an employee.

If you cannot locate your immunization records, you will need to have any missing inoculations administered.

Optional titer test: If you are certain that you’ve received a Measles, Mumps, or Rubella (MMR) inoculation in the past, a blood titer test can show your immunity. Contact your health care provider for further information about blood titer tests. If the test shows that you are positive, you will need to provide our office with a copy of the lab reports so that we can mark the MMR complete.

Students without a health care provider may visit Sage Medical Group, affiliated with DePaul University and located at 1150 West Fullerton Avenue. They can be reached at (773) 549-7757. Please note there is a charge for vaccines. In addition to Sage Medical Group, students can also visit local retail pharmacies and drug stores that administer vaccinations (which, in some cases, may be of lower cost).

If you are unable to receive your vaccinations before needing to enroll in classes, please contact DePaul Central to discuss your options.

DePaul did not officially begin recording students' immunization records until Winter of 2006. Students who were admitted prior to the Winter 2006 term and maintained continuous enrollment are not required to have immunization records on file. Those students with gaps in enrollment, students in campus housing or students that have been readmitted since this time must submit their immunization records. If you have any questions about these requirements, please contact DePaul Central.

Distance Learning exemption expires at the end of each term. If you have maintained your Distance Learning status, the exemption will automatically be applied before registration with no action required on your part. Please contact DePaul Central with further questions about your exemption status.

Yes. All new immunization submissions, including medical and religious exemptions, will take five to seven business days to review. A follow up email will be sent to your preferred email address once the review process is complete.

Starting in the fall of 2016, the Department of Public Health at Illinois updated their immunization requirements. All enrolled students must provide three doses of Tetanus, Diphtheria (DTP, DPT, DTap, DT, Td or Tdap); two MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella); and one Meningococcal if the student is under 22 years old, taken after their 16th birthday.

If you receive the error message in the process of submitting your immunization record, please try the following suggestions:

  • Ensure your documents are no larger than 4MB
  • Insure pop-up blockers are disabled
  • Submit documents using a desktop or laptop computer (no tablets or cell phones)
  • Try a different browser (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Safari)
  • Ensure documents are the correct format to be uploaded (GIF, JPG, PDF, PNG, TIF)

If upload problems persist, please:

  • Send a screenshot of the error message and the step they were on to URsupport@depaul.edu
  • Fax the documents to 312-476-3200. Make sure that all documentation contains your full name, date of birth, and/or your student ID number.
  • Allow five to seven business days and check the Immunization Status page in Campus Connect for updates to your record. A follow up email will be sent to your preferred email address once the review process is complete.

Online Students

Distance Learning students are exempt from the immunization requirement. If a student begins taking courses on one of DePaul's campuses, the student will need to submit proof of immunization.

Distance Learning exemption expires at the end of each term. If you have maintained your Distance Learning status, the exemption will automatically be applied before registration with no action required on your part. Please contact DePaul Central with further questions about your exemption status.

Alumni/Former Students

DePaul University does not re-release immunization records. Because of this, we recommend that you keep a copy of the form and records you submit. To view your immunization status, please log in to Campus Connect and visit Student Resources » Immunization Status.

Parents

Due to FERPA and privacy laws, we are only allowed to disclose this information to the student. Please have your son/daughter consult their immunization grid on Campus Connect (under the For Students tab) or contact DePaul Central for this information.

You may try contacting your child’s previous health care providers or schools to attempt to locate your child’s records. Due to privacy laws, your child may have to request their own records.

Faculty/Staff

If you need to make enrollment adjustments for a student for the current term only, please contact URSupport@depaul.edu.

Yes. As long as you are taking classes in person, you must submit the required vaccination records to meet the State of Illinois requirement.