Immunization Compliance at IUPUI
Students whose first major semester at IUPUI is Fall 2016 or later: Effective the Fall 2016 semester, every student who will be physically present on an Indiana University campus must provide certain immunization information to the university. The main objective of this provision is to enable the university to provide a safer and healthier environment for students. Students who do not provide the required immunization data will be prevented from registering for the semester or session following their matriculation semester.
To review the immunization policy in full, visit the University Policies website.
Who is affected?
All students who attend IUPUI for their first major semester (fall or spring) during or after Fall 2016. Students who previously attended IUPUI and were compliant based on their acknowledgment of risks associated with meningococcal disease and the benefits of vaccination will continue to remain compliant going forward and no further action is required.
What is required?
In order to be in full compliance with this state requirement, all students must:
- Provide dates of immunization and documentation verifying the date:
- Measles – First Immunization
- Measles – Second Immunization
- Rubella (German measles)
- Tetanus-diphtheria- acellular pertussis (Tdap)
- Varicella – First Immunization
- Varicella – Second Immunization
- Acknowledgment of the information regarding the risks associated with meningococcal disease and the benefits of vaccination.
- All international students must also provide documentation that they have been tested for tuberculosis in the United States, the date the test was performed, and the results of the test, or submit to a test administered on campus shortly after arrival.
In lieu of dates of immunization, students may also provide one of the following:
- physician’s written statement of immunity due to having had the infection
- a statement of contraindication to a vaccine (accompanied by a physician’s statement)
- a lab titer documenting immunity
- signed exemption letter based on religious beliefs
- signed exemption letter based on other medical condition (accompanied by a physician’s statement)
Full vaccination requirements can be found here.
Why is this required?
Indiana University will take all reasonable measures to ensure the safety of members of the university community during global and local infectious disease events. These may include implementing infection control guidelines designed to stop or slow the spread of infectious diseases.
The law stipulates that "if a student fails to comply . . . by the beginning of the student’s second academic term, the postsecondary institution shall prohibit the student from matriculating in the campus of the postsecondary institution, where applicable, until the requirements are met." Therefore, students who do not provide the required immunization data will be prevented from registering for the semester or session following their matriculation semester.
How do you comply?
To access the Immunization Compliance Form, follow these steps:
- Visit https://One.IU.edu
- Log in using your Username and Passphrase
- Type “Immunization” in the search bar and hit enter
- Select the “Immunization Compliance” task from the search results
- Click the green Start button
- Provide the required immunization data
You will automatically be directed to the Immunization Compliance Form where you will have the ability to enter dates of immunization, provide supporting documentation, or submit documentation for medical and religious exemptions.
What are the next steps?
For those who are able to provide all dates of vaccination, your status will automatically be updated to compliant and the hold on your account will be lifted. No further action is required. You are now considered compliant at all IU campuses.
Students who provide dates that do not meet the immunization requirements as listed here will be prompted to make any corrections. Until all appropriate dates have been provided, a student is not compliant.
Medical documentation submitted to support exemption to the immunization policy will be routed to the IUPUI Campus Health Center. Upon receipt, documentation will be reviewed and either approved or denied. If documentation is sufficient and all other requirements have been met, students will be marked as compliant and no further action will be required. If additional documentation is needed, students will be notified via university email as to how to proceed.
Documentation submitted for religious exemption will be routed to the IUPUI Office of the Registrar. Upon receipt, documentation will be reviewed within 5 business days. If approved as acceptable documentation and all other requirements have been met, students will be marked as compliant and no further action will be required. If additional documentation is needed, students will be notified via university email as to how to proceed. Any questions regarding religious exemption documentation should be directed to the Office of the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.