MMR & Meningitis Immunizations
MMR IMMUNIZATIONS REQUIREMENT
New York State law requires that students born on or after January 1,1957, who are
enrolled for six or more chargeable credits, be immunized against measles, mumps and
rubella. The law further mandates that students who fail to submit proof of immunization
prior to the 30th day of the semester will be disenrolled from all classes.
It Is Necessary For Students To Submit Proof Of Immunizations During The Registration
Period In Order To Comply With The New York State Public Health Law (2165).
Disenrolled students are not permitted to be physically present in class and will
receive "W" grades for all enrolled classes. Disenrolled students will not be permitted
to register for the next semester until all immunization requirements have been completed.
Students are not entitled to any refund of tuition and fees for the semester from
which they have been disenrolled.
In the event of an outbreak of measles, mumps, or rubella, the New York State Department
of Health will exercise emergency procedures that require the College to ban the attendance
of any student regardless of credit load who has not submitted proof of immunization
to the College's Student Health Services office. For this reason, the College encourages
all students in attendance born on or after January 1, 1957, to submit proof of immunization.
In the event of an outbreak, students will not be permitted to use attendance restrictions
imposed by the New York State Department of Health as a reason for a refund in excess
of normal refund entitlements as outlined in the College's refund policy elsewhere
in this publication. Submitting documentation of immunization is the responsibility
of the student and will ensure uninterrupted attendance.
New York State law requires colleges to distribute information about meningococcal
disease and vaccination to all students enrolled for at least six (6) semester hours
or the equivalent per semester.
Colleges in New York State are required to maintain a record of the following for
A response to receipt of meningococcal disease and vaccine information signed by the
student or student's parent or guardian. This must include information on the availability
and cost of meningococcal meningitis vaccine;
Record of meningococcal meningitis immunization within the past 10 years;
An acknowledgment of meningococcal disease risks and refusal of meningococcal meningitis
immunization signed by the student or student's parent or guardian.
New York State law states that no institution shall permit any student to attend the
institution in excess of 30 days from the start of the semester without complying
with this law. The 30-day period may be extended to 60 days if a student can show
good faith effort to comply.
For more information please visit our Health Services webpage.