All students are required by the Governor of Illinois to submit proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or complete ongoing COVID 19 testing. The deadline to submit your vaccination is September 19, 2021.
- For more information, please read the Dean of Students' letter addressing the Governor's announcement.
- Submit proof of your COVID-19 vaccination at MedProctor.
- If you have lost your vaccination card or don’t have a copy, contact your vaccination provider directly to access your vaccination record.
Note: If you cannot contact your vaccination provider directly, contact your state health department’s immunization information system (IIS). You can find state IIS information on the CDC website. Vaccination providers are required to report COVID-19 vaccinations to their IIS and related systems.
- If you need help locating a vaccine provider near you please visit Vaccination Locations (illinois.gov).
Immunization (students starting Spring 2019 and later)
Governors State University is partnering with Med+Proctor to submit your immunization record.
- Visit www.medproctor.com
- Click "register" and create an account in MedProctor using your GSU email address
- Complete your MedProctor Profile
- Download and Print the Immunization Certificate
- Take the Immunization Certificate Form to your medical provider for completion
- Upload an image of the the completed Immunization Certificate form to MedProctor. You may also upload additional documents to verify immunization compliance.
Med Proctor is available 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. central time for assistance, and also offers a live chat feature at support.medproctor.com. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For tutorials, there is a video and a pdf of instructions.
Governors State University is required by law to comply with the guidelines set by the College Immunization Code (77 III.Admin.Code 694), which requires all students born on or after January 1, 1957 who enroll for 6 credit hours or more to provide the University with proof of immunity against certain communicable diseases.
Effective July 21, 2016 updates to the Illinois General Assembly Administrative Code have increased the immunization requirements for incoming Fall 2016 and forward, college students attending all Illinois State schools. These changes have increased the requirements for Tdap, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Meningitis.
- Combination of 3 or more doses of Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis containing vaccines. One dose MUST be Tdap vaccine. The last dose of vaccine (TDP, DTaP, DT, Td, or Tdap) must have been received within 10 years prior to the term of current enrollment.
- 2 Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccines. The two doses must be administered at least 28 days apart, after 12 months of age, and both given after December 31, 1967.
- OR if Measles, Mumps or Rubella vaccines were given separately:
- 2 Measles immunizations administered at least 28 days apart, after 12 months of age, and both given after December 31, 1967.
- 2 Mumps immunizations administered at least 28 days apart and after 12 months of age.
- 2 Rubella immunizations administered at least 28 days apart and after 12 months of age.
- OR a positive blood titers test result for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
- If you were previously vaccinated, or were exposed to the disease and believe that you now have immunity, and are unable to provide immunization records, positive titers are acceptable proof of immunity against Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. A copy of the lab report must be submitted. The lab report must be signed, dated, and stamped by a Licensed Health Care Provider.
- For measles, mumps and rubella vaccines only, in lieu of
proof of immunity as defined above, evidence of birth on or before
January 1, 1957, such as a birth certificate, driver’s license, or
personal identification card issued by the Secretary of State may be accepted. Students
born before 1957 are not exempt from the diphtheria, tetanus,
pertussis requirement and must provide proof of a current Td/Tdap vaccination (dose administered in the last 10 years).
- Beginning Fall 2016, all new admissions under the age of 22 are required to have 1 dose of Meningococcal Conjugate vaccine on or after 16 years of age.
- Menomune and Meningitis B DO NOT meet this requirement.
All GSU students should log in to myGSU to check their current Immunization Status. For students who do not have a complete immunization record on file with the Office of the Registrar, a registration hold will be placed on your account and you will not be eligible to register for the following semester.
Students who need to be compliant with the immunization requirements can make an appointment at GSU's Health Center at http://www.govst.edu/health-student-counseling-center/
Students should stop by the Registrar's Office before their immunization appointment, if utilizing GSU's Health Center.
Where can I locate my immunization documentation?
- Previous high school or four-year college/university
- Military records or World Health Organization (WHO)
- Family physician or childhood records
- IDPH - Illinois Comprehensive Automated Immunization Registry Exchange (I-CARE): new online portal to request immunization records is now available for residents aged 18 and older receiving vaccinations in Illinois. Please use this link to retrieve your immunization record: https://idphportal.illinois.gov/s/?language=en_US.
If none of the above options have your records, request an immunity profile (Titers blood test) that confirms your immunity to Measles, Mumps and Rubella. The lab report(s) must be attached. If you are unable to obtain proof of immunization, you will need to be re-vaccinated.
International students, born outside of the United States, must have had a Tuberculosis (TB) skin test in the U.S. within the last 12 months. If records are not in English, they must be accompanied by a certified translation.
Immunization Record Compliance Deadline*:
- Students admitted Fall: September 1
- Students admitted Spring: February 1
- Students admitted Summer: July 1
Immunization documents must be submitted by the deadlines listed above. Students not in compliance with their immunization records by the above respective deadline will have an Immunization (IMM) Hold placed on their account for future class registration and cannot add, drop or make any schedule changes until compliance is met. Students who are not compliant by the grade period - 1st week in October (for Fall admits), 1st week in March (for Spring admits), or 1st week in August (for Summer admits) - will also have a non-refundable $25.00 late fee assessed.
*Please note that resident students will not be permitted to move into University Housing until immunization compliance is met.
Check your GSU student email for regular communication regarding deadlines, late fees, and reminders.
For new students Fall 2018 and prior, Immunization Records may be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by:
Drop off: Office of the Registrar, C-1300 (off the Hall of Governors)
For more information and to access the Immunization Form, please click here.
If you need us to send your records to another office/institution, please complete the Release Form.
Notice about the Meningococcal Conjugate Meningitis Vaccination
Governors State University, consistent with the American College Health Association (ACHA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices, recommends that students who live in the residence hall and those older than 21 years of age consider the meningococcal conjugate vaccination to reduce their risk for potentially fatal meningococcal disease. For additional information, please refer to the index of the ACHA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This statement is intended to promote public health awareness and practices, and is in compliance with the Illinois Meningitis Information Law (110 ILCS 690/35-120).
For further information on what parents and students need to know, please read this PDF.