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Student Immunization Requirements

Immunization requirements must be submitted prior to the start of classes. Students who fail to meet the NYS requirements will be withdrawn from classes after 30 days.

New York State Public Health Law requires all post-secondary students attending colleges and universities to demonstrate proof of immunity, immunization or history of disease to measles, mumps, and rubella.

This law applies to students born on January 1, 1957 or later and taking six or more credit hours. A student’s health care provider records, health department records, military records and/or high school immunization records must be submitted to Health Services for proof of NYS compliance requirements. Student account holds will be placed 30 days following the start of classes for those who fail to meet the NYS requirement.

Measles, Mumps and Rubella

Students must submit medical documentation of having received two measles vaccinations, one mumps vaccination and one rubella vaccination. All the vaccines must be live vaccine and must be given on or after your first birthday.


NYS Public Health Law 2167 requires all students regardless of age or number of credit hours to submit: Medical record documenting meningitis immunization in the past 5 years.


Signed waiver form which reflects the student is informed of the risks of meningitis and chooses to refuse the vaccination. Waiver forms are available via the Health Forms link above or can be obtained at the Health Services Office and the Downtown Campus Student Services Office. The Monroe County Health Department provides clinics to receive the meningitis vaccination throughout the year. The meningitis vaccination may also be available through your primary care provider.

Student Medical Requirements

All college applicants are required to submit the MCC Health History form. This form must be completed and returned to Health Services, Building 3-Room 165, prior to the beginning of classes. Health Forms for all students can be found on-line.

All students participating on Athletic teams and all students enrolled in Health Career Programs (Nursing, Radiologic Technology, EMT, Dental Assisting and Hygiene, Health Information Technology-second semester, Surgical Technology, and Clinical Medical Laboratory Technician) are required to submit a completed program specific Health Packet with a current physical to Health Services for review and clearance prior to the start of their team sport or program. Specific health information and packets and printer friendly are available for:

Health Career Students
International Students
Residence Hall Students
Student Athletes

Students participating in sports teams or enrolled in Medical Career Programs have additional immunization requirements: current tetanus immunization within 10 years and Hepatitis B vaccine or waiver. In addition, for all Medical Programs, Tuberculosis (PPD) testing completed yearly and proof of varicella disease or two varicella vaccinations is required.

Absence Due to Illness

Students should contact their professors promptly for any absence due to illness. Extended absence due to serious illness or injury should be reported to the Health Services Department at 585-292-2018. The Office of Health Services does not provide a medical excuse from classes, but will notify professors of extended absence due to illness or injury greater than seven days with physician documentation.

Absence Due to Pregnancy

MCC's Title IX Policy on Absences Due to Pregnancy can be referred to for more information.