Because of past outbreaks of mumps, rubella, and especially measles on college campuses, New York State Public Health Law 2165 requires that all degree-seeking students enrolled at a college or university for six (6) credits or more and born on or after January 1, 1957, provide documentation of their immunizations against measles, mumps, and rubella.
Students who do not provide documentation, in English, of immunity for these diseases will be prevented from registering.
Please scan and email to
firstname.lastname@example.org, deliver, fax, or post the signed and completed immunization form together with a copy of all supporting documentation to Student Health Services.
If you have not submitted your documentation by the due dates listed above, please make sure to submit your documentation by fax to 212.614.7484 or scan it and email it to
email@example.com to prevent complications with your registration.
Meningitis is a very serious bacterial disease and New York State public health Law 2167 requires that all degree-seeking students at a university or college receive information about it. All students must formally decide to do one of the following:
The meningitis vaccine is not required, but is strongly recommended for the following individuals:
All students born BEFORE January 1, 1957, are exempt from providing documentation of the measles, mumps, and rubella immunization; however, they are required to submit the immunization form with step one completed.
Online students taking six (6) or more credits do not have to provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella. However, they are required to submit the immunization form with step one completed every semester.
The New York State Department of Health states the following with regard to religious exemptions:
"In order to qualify for religious exemption, a student under 18 years old must submit a written statement signed by his/her parents or guardian stating that they hold religious beliefs contrary to the practice of immunization. Students 18 years or older must submit such a statement themselves to qualify for religious exemption. This statement must describe the beliefs in sufficient detail to permit the institution to determine that:
The beliefs are religious in nature (not philosophical), and the beliefs are sincerely and genuinely held."
A student must provide written proof from a medical doctor (MD) or doctor of osteopathy (DO) stating the receipt of the vaccinations would prove detrimental to the health of the student.
Students who are exempt from receiving measles, mumps, and rubella vaccinations may be excluded from classes or campus in the event of an outbreak.
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