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Immunization FAQ

Q: Who is required to provide proof of immunization records?

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

Q: What immunization records are required for students?

A: 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.

Q: Where and how can I get my immunization records?

A: 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 .

Q: What if I can't find proof of my previous vaccines?

A:  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.

Q: How do I check if my immunizations have been received by Health Services?

A: Current students can sign into their myMCC student account and click on the Students tab. Then click on Campus Life.  On the right you will see a box that says Health Services, click on Check my immunization status/records. Click on Student Immunization Display. Leave the default term in the box, and submit. Go to page 2 where you can view your records.

Q: How do I get a copy of my immunization records?

A: Current students should sign into their myMCC student account:

  •  Click on the Students tab.
  • Then click on Campus Life.  
  • On the right you will see a box that says Health Services, click on Check my immunization status/records.
  • Click on Student Immunization Display.
  • Leave the default term in the box, and submit. Go to page two where you can print your official immunization record.

Q: Which immunizations are required for students in Health Career Programs?

A: 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.

Q: My mom has my immunizations in my baby book, is that acceptable proof that I have received them?

A: As long as the information is documented by a doctor, doctor’s office or nurse we can accept it as proof of immunization.