As directed by the Carle Illinois College of Medicine each admitted student must provide proof of immunity to certain vaccine-preventable diseases as defined by state law and required by University regulations, as well as any other pertinent medical data as directed by the Office of Student Affairs.

Students of Carle Illinois College of Medicine must meet immunization requirements that may exceed university requirements and will generally include the following:

 

Immunization Requirements Notes
MMR •  Documentation of 2 vaccinations.

AND

•  Lab report showing positive titers.

•  Two doses required at least 28 days apart.

•  If a titer is negative, follow up with one booster. Student is recommended to seek additional titer to confirm/disconfirm immunity.

Varicella •  Lab report showing positive titers. •  Two doses required at least 28 days apart.

•  If a titer is negative, follow up with one booster. Student is recommended to seek additional titer to confirm/disconfirm immunity.

Hepatitis B •  Documentation of series.

AND

•  Lab report showing positive titers.

•  Titer should be drawn one to two months after the third dose.

  • If a titer is negative, repeat three-shot series. Student is recommended to seek additional titer to confirm/disconfirm immunity.
TB Testing Annual proof of no active TB infection via one of the following methods:

•    Negative two-step TB skin test (one to three weeks apart).

•    Negative Quantiferon gold blood test.

•    A clear chest x-ray if either of above is positive. Follow up with symptom review form thereafter on a yearly basis.

•  Second TB test should be administered one to three weeks after the reading of the first test.
TDaP •   Documentation of a TDaP booster within the past 10 years.
Polio •  Documentation of the completed primary series (at least three vaccinations).
Influenza •  Documentation of a flu vaccine administered annually during flu season. • Those declining annual flu vaccines must wear masks in designated areas during flu season.

 

If a student does not fulfill the requirements prior to matriculation, he/she can be prohibited from beginning or continuing their education.

  • Instances where students are starting, or in the process of completing a vaccination series, will have a completion plan in place and may be subject to a change in clinical assignments until the requirements are met.
  • Students who are in the process of completing a vaccination series will be required to adhere to the strictest schedule for completion.
  • Costs associated with the immunizations or lab tests are the responsibility of the student.
 Contraindications/Refusals/Non-Responders
  • If a student has a medical contraindication to receiving a vaccine, documentation from a medical provider must be submitted. Temporary contraindications (e.g. illness, pregnancy) will be handled on a case-by-case basis, but the expectation is that the vaccine requirements will be met as soon as possible once the temporary contraindication has resolved.  Other contraindications will follow applicable guidelines from the CDC.
  • Refusals – Any student’s refusal for immunizations will be subject to approval by the Dean of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.
  • Non-responders to vaccinations will follow applicable guidelines from the CDC.