New Students and Required Vaccines
Welcome to the North Park community! As you and your family prepare for your transition to our campus, here are a few things to take note of:
The State of Illinois requires all new and transfer students taking 6 or more credit hours on campus to show proof of two to three types of immunizations (or vaccines) before starting classes, including the following:
- Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine – at least 3 doses, one dose within the last 10 years
- Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine – at least two doses
- Meningococcal conjugate vaccine – only for students younger than 22 years of age
All new and transfer students in full-time status need to complete the Immunization Record form (see link below) and return it to Health Services via fax to 773-634-4060 or mail or hand deliver to 3317 W. Foster Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625. The Immunization Record form requires supporting documentation as proof of your immunizations.
All international students and students who have studied abroad to high-risk countries are required to get tuberculosis screening. See the Immunization Record Form below for more details.
This Immunization Record Form is due July 15 (for fall semester) or December 15 (for spring semester).
If you are not sure where to find your immunization records, check out this article by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
If you are participating on one of North Park University’s intercollegiate athletic teams, you must also complete the pre-participation packet.
Recommended Vaccines for College
Do you have questions about meningitis B or human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines? Learn more about this and other vaccinations we recommend you have before starting college.
Maintaining Good Health in College
Find recommendations for a first aid kit, other healthcare items you should have on hand, and tips on how to stay healthy during your first year (and beyond) in our Self Care Center. Learn more.
Please note that healthcare records are confidential and cannot be reviewed by or released to anyone, including parents or other family members, without the express written consent of the student. This includes visits and corresponding records from Health and Counseling Support Services at North Park.
Students and their families are encouraged to discuss this privacy, along with the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) restrictions before the beginning of the academic year.
Authorization of Treatment for Minors
All active North Park University students who are minors (less than 18 years of age) must have a parent or guardian sign a form that allows authorization of their treatment at Health Services and provides a means to contact the parent or guardian in case of a medical emergency or if certain medical treatments are needed.
Please return the signed form to Health Services at 3317 W. Foster Avenue or fax the form to 773-634-4060.