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Immunization Requirements

Full-time (3 or more classes) and half-time (2 classes) students at Northwestern are required to meet immunization requirements. Part-time (1 class) students are not required to fulfill these requirements. This includes submitting proof of immunizations as required by the State of Illinois, as well as entering their own immunizations via Northwestern Personal Health Portal (PNC) (purple bar below). Student Immunization Form is no longer required. Distance learners that will never attend on-campus classes in Evanston or Chicago are not required to submit immunization records. Students who are currently attending interim online classes as an alternative to physically attending in-the-classroom on the Evanston or Chicago campus are not classified as distance learners; therefore, required to submit immunization records.

Note: Penalties for not fulfilling the immunization requirements include a hold on subsequent registration and a non-refundable $100 late fee. PENALTIES ARE NEVER ASSESSED PRIOR TO THE START OF CLASSES.

See the Requirement Deadlines page for more information.


Immunization Requirement guides by Student Group

To ensure that you supply the proof of correct immunizations, select the category below that best describes your program.

Non-Healthcare Students

Requirements for non-healthcare undergraduate, graduate, professional studies, non-degree, or professional program students.

2024 Undergrad - Grad Non-healthcare (PDF)

Executive MBA and Weekend/Evening MBA Students

Requirements for Kellogg Executive MBA and Weekend/Evening MBA students (PDF)

Healthcare Students

Requirements for graduate or professional-level healthcare program students, including Communication Sciences & Disorders, Genetic Counseling, and Prosthetic Orthotic

2024 Healthcare (PDF)

Medical Students

Requirements for medical students

2024 Medical Student (PDF)

Physician Assistant Students

Requirements for physician assistant students

physician assistant students

Physical Therapy Students

Requirements for physical therapy students

Physical Therapy Students (PDF)


If you have questions concerning the immunization requirements, immunizations, or related issues, please review the Immunization Requirement Frequently Asked Questions, or call Health Information Management Services of the Evanston Campus at 847.491.2117, or send an email message to

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is no longer required for Non-Healthcare Undergraduate, Graduate, Continuing and Professional programs, but is still required for Medical and Healthcare-related programs.