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Immunization Requirements

Which immunizations are needed?

All students who attend an on-campus location are required to provide proof of immunization unless otherwise exempt or born on or before January 1, 1957.

Proof of the following immunizations is required:

  • COVID-19 – One of the following:
    • Pfizer (two doses, 21 days apart)
    • Moderna (two doses, 28 days apart)
    • Johnson & Johnson (one dose)
  • DePaul accepts the following internationally manufactured COVID-19 vaccines, which have been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO):
    • AstraZeneca (two doses, 8–12 weeks apart)
    • Serum Institute of India—COVISHIELD (two doses, 4–12 weeks apart)
    • Sinopharm (two doses, 3–4 weeks apart)
    • Sinovac (two doses, 21 days apart)
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (DTP/DTap/DT/Td/Tdap) – Three doses are required; the last dose must be completed within past 10 years and one dose must be Tdap.
  • Measles (Rubeola) – Two doses are required at least 28 days apart after first birthday. Neither dose can be prior to 1968.
  • Mumps – Two doses are required at least 28 days apart after first birthday. Neither dose can be prior to 1968.
  • Rubella (German Measles) – Two doses are required at least 28 days apart after first birthday. Neither dose can be prior to 1968.
  • Meningococcal conjugate – Students under the age of 22 must have one dose taken on or after their 16th birthday. Meningococcal B is not acceptable in fulfilling this requirement.

Immunization submittal process

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

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

If you do not have a copy of your records, you may use the DePaul University Immunization Form to have your physician or health care provider complete and sign. Scan or take a photo of the completed form and login to the Campus Connect page and submit the form through the navigation path above.

View this step-by-step video detailing the immunization submission process.

Please note:

  • DePaul University will prevent you from registering in subsequent terms if you’ve failed to submit documentation verifying that you meet the immunization requirements.
  • Documents from childhood, records from schools previously attended, clinical/hospital records, or International Certificates of Vaccinations are all acceptable immunization records. All records must be in English or be accompanied by a certified translation.
  • DePaul does not re-release immunization information. A copy of your immunization status page can be printed from the Campus Connect Student Homepage under Student Resources » Immunization Status.

Are there alternatives to vaccination?

If you were vaccinated but are unable to provide immunization records, or if you were exposed to one or more of the above diseases and believe that you now have immunity, a positive titer result for Measles, Mumps and/or Rubella is acceptable as proof of immunization.

The titer test

A titer test is a blood test that can determine whether you have enough antibodies in your system to be considered “sufficiently immune” to a disease. A copy of the lab report must be submitted to prove immunity.

Equivocal or negative test results

If lab report results are equivocal or negative, you are not immune and should visit your physician to start the series of MMR vaccines. In most cases, you need to receive two MMR doses separated by at least 28 days to become sufficiently immune. The additional vaccination and lab results must be submitted to complete the immunization requirements.

For more information

Learn more in our FAQ section and visit DePaul Central in person at either of the following locations:

Lincoln Park Campus
Schmitt Academic Center (SAC), Suite 101

Loop Campus
DePaul Center, Suite 9100

Phone: (312) 362-8610