Immunization Requirements

New York State requires all matriculated students born after Jan 1, 1957 who will have an on-campus presence to submit the following immunization records prior to the start of classes:

  • Proof of two MMR vaccines, and
  • Proof of a Meningitis ACYW vaccine within the last 5 years (or complete the Meningitis Response Form), and
  • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination series (or approved medical or religious exemption)

Students who do not have these vaccines (or the completed meningitis response form) on file with Health Services will automatically be withdrawn from in-person classes.  This withdrawal may affect financial aid eligibility. We encourage students to submit these immunization records through the Student Health Services Portal

 

Required Immunization Details

MEASELS, MUMPS AND RUBELLA (MMR)
New York State Public Health Law #2165 requires all students born on or after January 1, 1957 to provide proof of immunity against measels, mumps and rubella. 

  • MEASELS
    Two doses of live measels vaccine (or two doses combined MMR vaccine) given on or after the first birthday, at least 28 days apart;
    OR
    Titer date and result- NOTE: If your titer test does not indicate immunity, you will need to receive the vaccine, per NYS law.
  • MUMPS
    One dose of live mumps vaccine (or combined MMR vaccine) received on or after the first birthday;
    OR
    Titer date and result- NOTE: If your titer test does not indicate immunity, you will need to receive the vaccine, per NYS law.

  • RUBELLA
    One does of live rubella vaccine (or combined MMR vaccine) received on or after the first birthday;
    OR
    Titer date and result- NOTE: If your titer test does not indicate immunity, you will need to receive the vaccine, per NYS law.

MENINGITIS ACYW (MENACTRA/MENVEO) VACCINE
New York State Public Health #2167 requires postsecondary students to understand the risks and recommendations of the meningitis vaccination. Students are required to provide proof of a Meningitis ACWY vaccine within the past 5 years or you can choose to decline this vaccine by completing the Meningicoccal Vaccination Response Form. By declining the vaccine, you understand the risks and attest that you have received the information regarding meningococcal disease available at New York State Department of Health (https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2168/).  If you decide in the future to receive the meningitis vaccine, you can receive it from your private health care provider, local health department or the Monroe County Health Department’s Immunization Clinic. 

COVID-19
If you plan to take in-person courses, work on campus, live in the residence halls, and/or participate in on-campus activities or services, you must:

  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e., completed a one- or two-shot series depending on the vaccine);
    OR
  • Have had at least one vaccine dose and have been granted a temporary medical accommodation to complete any vaccine series;
    OR
  • Have been granted an exemption by completing either a COVID19 Medical Exemption Form or COVID19 Religious Exemption Form .