On August 5, 2016, the Illinois Department of Public Health changed the college immunization code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 694) requirement for all students admitted on or after August 21, 2016 to:

  • Two measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccines after the first birthday.  The second vaccine must be given at least 28 days after the first.
  • Three vaccines that contain tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis.  One dose MUST be Tdap.  The last dose of vaccine must have been administered within 10 years of the student’s enrollment date.
  • One meningococcal conjugate vaccine – Menactra or Menveo is REQUIRED for all students 21 years of age and younger.  A 2nd vaccine must be given if the 1st vaccine was given before age 16.

Students who previously submitted immunization documents and are no longer in compliance with the new college immunization code will receive an email from McKinley Health Center in September with instructions to access a secure message via MyMcKinley.  Students who receive a message must comply with the new requirements by October 4 to prevent a registration block for Spring semester.