New York State requires all matriculated students born after Jan 1, 1957 and taking 6 credits or more, to submit certain immunization records to the college. Students who do not have these vaccines (or the waiver) on file with Health Services will be automatically withdrawn from classes. We want to help you to avoid this. The required vaccines are:
1–MEASLES, MUMPS, & RUBELLA (MMR):
To be acceptable, they must be live vaccinations given on or after your first birthday. Depending on when you were born, you may have already had one or two doses. They are usually listed as "MMR". You do not have to repeat them.
Tests done in the past are acceptable. We can also give you a lab slip to get the test done but you will need to pay the lab for the test if you have no insurance.The fee is about $50.
2–Meningitis Vaccine Response Form:
Monroe Community College is required to maintain a record of the following for each student:
- Current recommendations state that all first-year college students, up to age 21 years, should have at least 1 dose of Meningococcal ACWY vaccine within 5 years of enrollment. This is a change from past recommendations of vaccination within 10 years of college entry- ongoing evaluation of the vaccines now show they protect for 3-5 years.
- You can receive the vaccine at your Primary Care Provider, at your local Health Department, or at the Monroe County Immunization Clinic at 111 Westfall Road, Rochester, New York 14692. 585-753-5150.
- Most private insurance plans are required to cover the cost of meningococcal vaccines. Contact your health insurance plan to determine coverage.
- Federal and/or state vaccine programs will cover the cost of meningitis vaccines for children and adults who meet certain criteria. Please check with your PCP or local Health Department.
- Meningococcal ACWY immunization may be listed as Menactra, Menveo, Menomune, MCV4 or MPV4 on your vaccine record.
- To learn more about meningococcal disease and the vaccine, please feel free to contact our health service and/or consult your physician. You can also find information about the disease at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov/meningococcal.
How to Meet Both Immunization Requirement
- Locate your vaccine records at your high school, a previous college, a job in health care, military records or any previous doctor and send it in to Health Services with your student ID number on each page, and complete the meningitis vaccination response form above. Or your health care provider may complete the Certificate of Immunization and send it in to us (you may need to sign this as well). It is not mandatory for our certificate of immunization form to be completed- an official record will do.
- Our fax number is 585-292-3856, or you can email them (as an attached document or clear photo) to firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop them off/mail them to Bldg 3-Room 165 (there is a drop box outside the office for after hours).
- You'll receive an automated email indicating that you have met the requirements, if the records are complete.
- If you receive an email stating that you are not in compliance, please call us at 585-292-2018 to see what is needed or to make an appointment with a nurse to assist you in meeting the requirements. We are here to help!
- Certificate of Immunization
- Immunization Printing Instructions (for current students)
- Immunization Printing Instructions for Alumni
- Meningococcal Disease Fact Sheet
- Meningococcal Vaccine Response Form