Vaccination Policy

Immunization/vaccination Policy

The Morrison Institute of Technology recognizes immunizations offer safe and effective protection from vaccine-preventable diseases. Whereas the United States is experiencing re-emergence of these diseases, in part due to factors such as un-immunized and under-immunized persons and global travel.

The State Of Illinois has determined that all matriculating students shall be immunized and provide proof of immunization or provide suitable documentation exempting them from these requirements based on religious, medical or enrollment classification as outlined in the College Immunization Code. (Title 77: Public Health Chapter I: Department of Public Health Subchapter K: Communicable Disease Control And Immunizations Part 694 College Immunization Code.)

Proof of Immunity

Beginning with the Fall term 2016-2017, students who enroll at a post-secondary educational institution shall present to the designated record keeping office proof of immunity evidencing the following immunizations: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Measles, Rubella, Mumps and Meningococcal vaccine.

A student who enrolls at a post-secondary educational institution without providing proof of immunity shall be precluded from enrolling at that institution in a subsequent term unless the student provides proof of immunity acceptable to the designated recordkeeping office or is granted a medical or religious exemption by the institution.

Students shall provide proof of immunity each time they transfer to another post-secondary educational institution.

Designated Recordkeeping

The Office of the Registrar shall maintain records containing the required elements of the immunization status of each student. When an exemption has be granted for medical or religious reasons, or if laboratory evidence of immunity has been submitted, a copy of the request for exemption or the laboratory report must be kept with the student health record.

Susceptibility lists by disease category indicating the names of all students who are granted medical or religious exemptions by the institution or who have not provided proof of immunity. Will be kept with the student health records. Those lists shall be disclosed to the Department in health and safety emergencies in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (20 USC 1232g) and 34 CFR 99.36.

Forms of Documentation

The Illinois Department of Public Health Certificate of Child Health Examination is the most commonly provided proof of compliance with the Illinois immunization laws. This record is available from your high school or your physician’s office. It may be delivered in person to either the admissions representative or to the office of the registrar. It may also be mailed or faxed.

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