Completing and Submitting Immunization History Forms
Instructions for completion of required forms:
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Why do I need to submit these forms?
The Illinois College Immunization Code requires that college students be immunized against tetanus, diphtheria, measles, mumps, and rubella. Proof of immunity must be signed/certified by a health care provider or public health official. International students are required to undergo tuberculosis screening when they arrive on campus.
What are the vaccination requirements and are there fees?
Illinois requires all college students to be immunized against certain vaccine-preventable diseases. These include:
You can receive any or all of the required immunizations at
McKinley for a charge. See charges for vaccinations.
What are the tuberculosis screening requirements?
Tuberculosis Screening Requirement: Tuberculosis screening must be conducted at McKinley Health Center and is required for all international students. If youíve had tuberculosis, bring copies of your medical records with you to campus. Failure to comply with tuberculosis screening requirements will prevent you from adding/dropping classes during the current semester and registering for classes during subsequent semesters.
How do I complete TB Screening requirements and are there fees?
All new international students are screened for tuberculosis. Screening consists of completion of a paper questionnaire and a Quantiferon TB Gold blood test for student who have lived in countries outside of the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or Western Europe. There is a $30 charge for the blood test. Students who have a positive blood test will be asked to return for chest X-ray to screen for pulmonary tuberculosis. Students who have a prior history of tuberculosis or who are receiving treatment for tuberculosis should bring copies of all treatment records, including medical notes and laboratory reports.
How can I submit my forms and records?
You can fax, mail or drop-off your documents. You can fax to 1-217-244-1278. Documents can be received by fax 24 hours a day. You can mail documents to: McKinley Health Center, Attn: McKinley MIS 1109 S. Lincoln Ave. Urbana, IL 61801 We are not able to accept documents by email. Please include your University Identification Number (UIN) on each document.
Is a physician signature required on the Immunization History Form?
A doctors signature is not required if you send us official immunization records. If you are sending unofficial records, a health care professionalís signature is required.
Is a physical exam required?
No, a physical exam is not required for admission. The medical background provided by the student on the Medical History form is sufficient.
I cannot obtain a certain immunization in my country, what should I do?
You should provide us with the Immunization History form for those vaccinations that you have completed. After you arrive on campus and before the start of classes, you should visit McKinley Health Center to obtain any remaining immunizations. There are fees associated with obtaining immunizations at McKinley Health Center.
I have to submit my forms late, what will happen?
There is not an immediate penalty for submitting the forms after the deadline; however, it is very important to submit them as soon as possible. Students who do not submit by the deadline will receive email notificationthat failure to comply by a designated date will not be able to add or drop classes during the current semester and register for classes during subsequent semesters.
Will I be notified that my documents were received?
Yes. You will receive an email sent to your University email account within 2-3 weeks alerting you to go to your patient portal (MyMcKinley) to view your immunization compliance status.
Are there any exemptions to the requirements?
What health care services can I receive as a student at the University of Illinois?
Learn more about services offered at McKinley Health Center
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