Immunization FAQ

Who is required to provide proof of immunization records?
 Any student taking 6 credit hours or more and born on or after January 1, 1957 is required to show proof of immunizations.

What immunization records are required for students?
New York State requires students to:

  • provide proof of receiving two Measles, one Mumps, & one Rubella Vaccine (aka two MMR vaccines) OR have positive serology tests AND
  • review information about meningitis and then either show proof of receiving Meningitis-ACWY vaccine within 5 years (to the day) OR sign the waiver declining it.

Where and how can I get my immunization records?
Students can contact their primary care provider, high school, previous job in healthcare, current/previous college(s), or military to obtain your immunization records. This PDF contains more tips on locating your immunizations.

What if I can't find proof of my previous vaccines?
MCC students can receive MMR vaccination(s) at no charge in Health Services. Your primary health care provider or the Monroe County Health Department are other options.

How do I get a copy of my immunization records?
Students can access, upload, and update your immunization records using MCC’s new Student Health Services Portal

Which immunizations are required for students in Health Career Programs?
In addition to the New York State immunization requirements, students enrolled in health career programs must also submit:

  • a tuberculin (PPD test with the date and result) done within the past year,
  • a tetanus immunization within the last ten years,
  • proof of immunity to chickenpox,
  • dates of the Hepatitis B series or sign a notice of declination.
  • rubella immunity is required with no exception for age.
  • students are also expected to have a complete physical by their health care providers within one year of participation in their chosen program.

My mom has my immunizations in my baby book, is that acceptable proof that I have received them?
As long as the information is documented by a doctor, doctor’s office or nurse we can accept it as proof of immunization.