IMMUNIZATIONS AND NURSING SERVICES

Immunization Information

Illinois State law requires that all students taking 6 or more credit hours provide immunization records that indicate immunity to communicable disease. Currently students are required to provide documentation of:

  • Measles: (Rubeola) Two doses are required. The first must be administered on or after the first birthday and the second must be administered no sooner than four weeks after the first.
  • Mumps: Two doses are required. The first must be administered on or after the first birthday and the second must be administered no sooner than four weeks after the first.
  • Rubella: Two doses are required. The first must be administered on or after the first birthday and the second must be administered no sooner than four weeks after the first.
  • Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis: Students shall provide dates of any combination of three or more doses of Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis containing vaccine. One dose must be a Tdap vaccine. The last dose of vaccine (DTP, DTaP, DT, Td, or Tdap) must have been received within 10 years prior to the term of current enrollment. The minimum time interval between the first and second dose must have been at least four weeks (28 days), with the third dose having been received at least six months after the second or last dose of the basic series. Receipt of Teranus Toxoid (T.T.) vaccine is not acceptable in fulfilling this requirement.
  • Meningococcal Vaccine: All students under the age of 22 are required to show proof of having at least one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine on or after 16 years of age.

In lieu of these vaccinations, students may submit titre (blood test) results for measles, mumps, and rubella that indicate immunity to these diseases. Remember to make sure that you have provided your immunization records to Lang.  If you have not, there will be a HOLD on your account which will stop your registration for future semesters. Please provide your records to us as soon as possible. If you have questions about whether or not you have fulfilled this requirement, please call or stop by.

 

The following are available at Lang Health Center at minimal cost:

  • Adacel Tdap/Td –$40
  • TB Skin Test — $10
  • 2-Step TB Skin Test — $15
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) — $70
  • Seasonal Flu — $20

 

Students who are exempt from providing this immunization information include:

  • For measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines only, in lieu of proof of immunity, students may provide evidence of birth on or before January 1, 1957, such as a birth certificate, drivers license, or personal identification card issued by the Secretary of State.
  • Students who have medical documentation from a physician stating they may not receive a vaccination due to a medical condition.

Immunization Form

 

Nursing Services

Lang Center is staffed by registered nurses who are available for students when ill or injured. Some of the services provided at no charge to our students include:

  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse assessment/referral
  • Blood pressure checks & monitoring
  • Eating Disorder/Nutritional Counseling
  • Groups and support services
  • Health education materials
  • Monospot
  • Nursing Assessment/Referral
  • Nutrition education
  • Over-the-counter-medications
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Rapid Strep Screening
  • Resource Library
  • Suture removal
  • Urinalysis
  • Wellness/Prevention information
  • Wound care

Lang Center

5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
815-226-4083
fax: 815-226-3335

HealthCenter@rockford.edu

Fall/Spring Hours:
Walk-in hours: Mon- Fri - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Other hours are available by appointment
Physician available by appt - Tues afternoons
Patients must make appointments for the physician or counseling services

Summer Hours:
Walk-in hours: Tues-Thurs - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Mon & Fri - Closed
Other hours available by appointment