All entering students are required to provide a completed Health History form with a physical as well as a record of current immunizations. These documents must be presented to the Health and Wellness Center prior to course registration. The New York Public Health Law requires post-secondary students attending colleges and universities to demonstrate proof of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella. All undergraduate and graduate students taking 6 credits or more must comply. The law applies to persons born on or after January 1, 1957. Nursing, pharmacy and students in the mental health program born before January 1, 1957 must show proof of immunity to rubella. Proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella means the following:
- Measles (Rubeola): Two doses of live measles vaccine given on or after the first birthday or physician-documented history of disease or serological evidence of immunity.
- Rubella (German Measles): One dose of live virus rubella vaccine given on or after the first birthday or serological evidence of immunity.
- Mumps: One dose of live mumps vaccine given on or after the first birthday or physician-documented history of disease or serological evidence of immunity.
New York State Public Health Law also requires that all college and university students enrolled for at least six credits complete and return the Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccination Response form.
Proof of immunization compliance is required prior to course registration.