Exemptions That Require Documentation From Medical Provider
Documentation from a medical provider is required if you cannot provide the month and year for immunizations due to one of the following:
- You have immunity because you had the disease. Proof of disease history (measles/rubella and mumps only) is considered to be in full compliance with state law. A physician's written statement is required to prove immunity.
- You have laboratory evidence of immune titer.
- You are contraindicated to a vaccine. If a medical contraindication (e.g., allergy to eggs, pregnancy, reaction to vaccine, participation in a current sequence of immunizations, etc.) exists, a written statement from a physician is required to document each specific medical contraindication.
In addition to providing a written physician's statement and/or documentation from a physician, you must also print and complete the Medical Providerform. Return the completed form along with documentation to the Center for Health Promotion at the address listed on the form.
Medical Provider Form - Requires Adobe® Acrobat Reader®
A religious objection does not exempt a student from immunization unless the exemption is made in writing, and signed by the student. Religious exemption letters can be returned in lieu of the completed Student Immunization Record form. Please note that students filing a religious exemption will be required to leave campus if an outbreak of any listed preventable disease occurs on or near campus.
Indiana State law requires the University to inform you of the risks associated with meningococcal disease (Meningitis) and the benefits of vaccination. All Students are required to confirm that they have read and understand these risks by completing and submitting the online Immunization Compliance Form in One.IU.
- Log into OneIU (https://one.iu.edu)
- Type Immunization in the Search Box
- Select Immunization Compliance Form from the drop-down
- When the Immunization Compliance Form icon appears, click the Start button
- Follow the prompts
Once a student has completed the Immunization Compliance Form, the "hold" should be released from their record.
Failure to comply with this requirement can cause students to be prohibited from registering for future terms.
Meningitis/Meningococcal disease is a potentially life-threatening bacterial infection caused by Neisseria meningitidis, a leading cause of bacterial meningitis in older children and young adults in the United States. The disease most commonly is expressed as either meningococcal meningitis, an inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord, or meningococcemia, a serious infection of the blood.
Meningococcal disease strikes about 2,500 Americans each year, leading to death in approximately 10 to 15 percent of cases. It is estimated that 100 to 125 cases of meningococcal disease occur annually on college campuses and 5 to 15 students die as a result. The disease can result in permanent brain damage, hearing loss, learning disability, limb amputation, kidney failure or death.
The incidence of meningococcal disease has increased since the early 1990's, including cases at U.S. colleges and universities. Meningococcal disease is transmitted through respiratory secretions (e.g., coughing and sneezing) and direct contact with persons infected with the disease. Data suggests that certain social behaviors, such as exposure to passive smoking or oral contact with shared items such as cigarettes, eating utensils, drinking glasses, or intimate contact such as kissing could put a person at risk for contracting meningococcal disease. Recent data also show students living in dormitories, particularly freshmen, have a six-fold increased risk for the disease.