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IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR POST-SECONDARY ADMISSION

New York State Public Health Law 2165 requires all students entering a post-secondary institution to provide their health services center with immunity to Measles, Mumps and Rubella. This law applies to students born on or after January 1, 1957, who are registered for 6 or more credits at a CUNY campus. Proof of immunity must be documented by a health care practitioner or other acceptable evidence in the following ways:

Measles, otherwise known as rubeola -- 2 doses live measles vaccine administered after 12 months of age and at least 30 days apart (exact dates of vaccinations are required);

Mumps, 1 live dose mumps vaccine administered after 12 months of age (exact dates of vaccination is required);

Rubella, also known as German measles  --1 live dose mumps vaccine administered after 12 months of age (exact dates of vaccination is required);

Serology (lab) report showing immunity to measles, mumps and rubella. The lab report must be an actual copy showing your immunity to MMR’s.

We will accept any one of the following documentation for your MMR vaccinations:

a) A copy of your immunizations (including actual dates) on an official government/ school letterhead — the simplest place to obtain this may be from your most recently attended high school or college; OR

b) A copy of your immunizations (including actual dates) on physician’s letterhead, which includes printed name, address and telephone number; OR

c) Have a blood test to confirm immunity. Please note: a copy of the lab report must accompany your campus immunization form for acceptance.

New York State Public Health Law 2167 requires all post-secondary institutions to provide information on Meningitis and the Meningitis vaccine to all students registering for six credits or more (or its equivalent).  In addition, each institution is required to maintain a record of the following for each student:

  • Certificate of Immunization for meningococcal meningitis disease

OR

  • A response to receipt of meningococcal meningitis disease and vaccine information signed by the student or the student's parent or guardian.

AND, EITHER

  • Self-reported or parent recall of meningococcal meningitis immunization within the past 10 years;

OR

  • An acknowledgement of meningococcal disease risks and refusal of meningococcal meningitis immunization signed by the student or student's parent or guardian.

These laws apply to students taking six credits or more regardless if the student is in a degree seeking program or not.

University Immunization Requirements for Incoming Students

Immunization Handbook for New York State Post-secondary Institutions

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