MMR Immunization Requirments
It is the intent of the College to comply and enforce the provisions of Public Health Law Article 21, Title IV, Section 2165-Immunization: All students born on or after January 1, 1957 and registering for 6 or more credits and attending New York State colleges/universities EXCEPT for students registered for courses EXCLUSIVELY on the Internet are required to show proof of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella prior to attending first day of classes.
Proof of immunity to measles means that the student must have had TWO doses of LIVE measles vaccine on or after one’s first birthday and at least 30 days apart, OR physician documented history of having had the disease, OR serological evidence of immunity.
Proof of rubella means that the student must provide proof of having one dose of Rubella vaccine on or after one’s first birthday, OR serological evidence of immunity. History of having had the disease does not confer immunity.
Proof of mumps immunity means one dose of mumps vaccine on or after one’s first birthday, OR a physician’s documented history of having had the disease, OR serological evidence of immunity.
Amendments Made to Initial MMR Immunization Regulations:
If a student is unable to access their immunization record from their medical provider or previous school attended, DOCUMENTATION that the student attended a primary or secondary school in the United States after 1980 will be sufficient proof that the student received ONE DOSE of LIVE MEASLES VACCINE. If this option is used, then the second measles vaccine (an MMR) must have been given WITHIN one year of attendance at the post-secondary institute.
If a student was HONORABLY DISCHARGED from the armed services WITHIN 10 years of date of application to the College proof of such shall qualify as a certificate PENDING actual receipt of immunization records from the armed services.
Students registered to attend classes must be excluded from classes if they are not “in process” meaning that one has received one dose of MMR WITHIN 30 days of attending the first day of classes and have an appropriately spaced appointment of 30 days with a health-care provider to receive a booster dose of measles. If a student transfers from out of state, or is an International student one has 45 days from the first day of classes to complete immunization requirements.
Further Questions Regarding MMR Immunization Requirements
Stop by the Student Health Services located in the Science Building, Room 102. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 PM. Telephone 607-778-5181. Fax 607-778-5530.