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Student Health Services

Immunization Requirements

All students who register for six or more credits/equivalent credits (and are born after January 1, 1957) must provide proof of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). Meningitis vaccination is not required, and may be declined. Students who have submitted immunization records but have a meningitis stop, may decline to be vaccinated by submitting a Meningitis Response Form indicating receipt of information about the disease and refusal of the vaccine.

Requirements for attendance at a post-secondary institution regarding immunization for measles, mumps, rubella and meningococcal disease are mandated by New York State Public Health Laws 2165 and 2167, and Title 10 New York Codes, Rules and Regulations Subpart 66-2 (10 NYCRR Subpart 66-2).

The Immunization Record Form outlines the specific immunization requirements that students must met.

Student Health Services provides free vaccination for measles, mumps and rubella to students who do not have health insurance.

Students under the age of eighteen (18) must have consent from a parent/legal guardian in order to be immunized.

Immunization records are required at least two weeks prior to registration. You may fax your records to (212) 650-8227, mail them to our office, or hand them in. You may call Student Health Services at (212) 650-8222 to confirm that your fax was received. Even if you mail or fax your records, please be sure to bring a copy of this important information with you on the day of registration.

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A completed Immunization Record Form (signed and stamped by a health care provider) can be submitted in order to fulfill the immunization requirements.

Alternate proof of immunization consists of the following:

1) A certificate of immunization signed and stamped by your health care provider. Given as a combined dose instead of individual immunizations. Dose 1 after the first birthday and Dose 2 after 1972 and at 5 years or older OR Live Vaccines.
 
You must show proof of two (2) Measles, one (1) Mumps and one (1) Rubella.The measles vaccines must be given after the first birthday and the second at least one month apart. Any vaccines given prior to 1968 must be clearly identified as being live vaccines.
 
2) Serologic testing (TITRE) showing positive immunity with laboratory results.
 
3) A student health record from a previously attended school, which properly documents your immunization history.
 
4) Documentation verifying your date of birth prior to January 1, 1957 (a copy of your driver's license, birth certificate, or passport).
 
5) Military discharge documents and/or records (e.g., DD-214).
 
Medical Exemption Requirements: A licensed medical provider must certify that you have a health condition, which is a valid contraindication for receiving a specific vaccine. Please provide this statement from your physician on his/her stationery with STAMP AND SIGNATURE. All medical waivers will be periodically reviewed to see if contraindications still exist.
 
Religious Exemption Requirement: A reasonable statement explaining your religious objection to immunizations.

Meningitis Information
 
Students who have a meningitis stop may complete the Meningitis Response Form indicating that you received information about the disease and refuse to be vaccinated. Although, you are not required to take the vaccine in order to enroll in college, by law you must sign-off a waiver indicating you received information about the disease.