New York State Public Health Law requires that all college and university students enrolled for at least six (6) semester hours or the equivalent per semester, or at least four (4) semester hours per quarter to submit proof/documentation of immunization for measles, mumps, rubella and meningococcal disease. This is required to access campus.
These diseases are highly contagious, and can present serious health problems. With proper immunizations, these diseases can be controlled. For detailed information on the NYS Public Health Laws 2165 and 2167, please visit the NYS Department of Health website. You can also find out more about NYS Public Health Law 2165 and Adult Immunization
Proof of Immunization
All students that will physically access campus must submit proof of vaccination through the University Health Care Patient Portal.
Acceptable proof of immunization must include one or more of the following:
Record of vaccination documenting:
- Two (2) doses of measles given after your first birthday and at least 28 days apart (the first dose is considered Day 0)
- Mumps: 1 dose after first birthday
- Rubella: 1 dose after first birthday
A report of the results of a blood antibody titer test, for immunity for measles, mumps and rubella. All students must provide exact dates of receiving the MMR vaccine or a copy of the immune titer.
Students must document that they either have received the meningitis vaccine within the last 5 years or have declined to receive it. Students that decline the vaccine must complete and submit a meningitis waiver signed by the student or student’s parent or guardian, via the University Health Care Patient Portal. The meningitis waiver can be found on the University Health Care Patient Portal under "forms."
With the federal government’s planned ending of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Declaration scheduled for May 11, 2023, the University is adjusting its COVID-19 guidance as of that date. The COVID-19 vaccine mandate will no longer be in effect, and proof of vaccination will no longer need to be submitted for students and employees. We strongly recommend that all community members continue to follow CDC guidelines for vaccination, which recommend that everyone be up to date with flu shots and COVID-19 vaccines including booster doses. For students, New York State immunization requirements remain in place for MMR and meningitis.
Please also note there may be additional vaccine or mask requirements for those in clinical placements or clinical research settings.