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Immunization Policy and Compliance

Immunization Policy

Indiana law (IC 21-40-5) requires students on residential campuses to provide proof of their immunization status.

All incoming students must comply with IU immunization policy. Please note that students in 100% online programs are exempt from the immunization policy.

Immunization Requirements

To enable the university to provide a safer and healthier environment for the university community, all students who attend IUPUI must provide certain immunization information to the Office of the Registrar by completing the online Immunization Compliance Form before or during the semester in which they first matriculate. Students will provide the information and upload the associated medical documentation identified below on the form, which can be accessed at One.IU.edu. Submitting medical documentation of immunization will assist IU, local, and state health officials during outbreaks of these diseases. If a student does not have, or is unable to obtain, medical documentation, self-reported dates of immunization are an acceptable form of documentation, so long as the student submits a record maintained by the student or a parent of the student showing the month and year during which each dose of vaccine was administered or provides information from such a record and an attestation as to the accuracy of the information.

  1. Students must provide dates of immunizations for the following diseases:
  • measles (requires two immunizations)
  • rubella (German measles, requires two immunizations)
  • mumps (requires two immunizations)
  • tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap)
  • varicella (requires two immunizations)
  • meningitis (one dose of MenACWY (MCV4)) on or after the student’s 16th birthday if aged 21 years old or younger
  1. Immunization for meningitis B (two doses of MenB for students aged 23 years old or younger) is strongly recommended. Students can provide medical documentation or self-reported dates related to their MenB immunization through the Immunization Compliance Form identified in paragraph (a) above.
  2. Before the semester in which they matriculate, all international students must provide documentation of a negative tuberculosis (“TB”) blood test result or a chest x-ray indicating that they are not infected with TB. The test must be administered in the United States.

Students who do not provide the required immunization data will be prevented from matriculating for the semester following the commencement of their first academic term.

Students are excused from providing medical documentation or self-reported information described in section (a) above for one or more of the required vaccinations only upon provision of or 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
  • a statement of religious exemption

Religious and medical exemption letters will be accepted in lieu of immunization information. Medical exemption letters must be accompanied by a physician’s statement.

The immunization requirements in this policy are not meant to supersede more restrictive immunization requirements associated with on-campus housing, childcare facilities, clinical, academic, research, or other university programs, or as required by specific university units as a condition of employment.

For more information, visit https://usss.iu.edu/student-records/immunization/index.html.

COVID-19 Vaccine

All Indiana University (including IUPUI) students, faculty and staff are required to have a COVID-19 vaccine and be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption. This requirement is part of IU’s response to and management of the COVID-19 pandemic on its campuses.

A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after having all doses of a vaccine (2 doses for Pfizer, Moderna; 1 dose for Johnson & Johnson).

For more information, visit https://www.iu.edu/covid/prevention/covid-19-vaccine.html.