MMR & Meningitis Immunizations


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 each student:

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 5 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.


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