New York State Public Health Law #2165 requires that all full-time (enrolled for at least six hours per semester, or four hours per quarter) students born on or after January 1, 1957 attending a college or university in New York State must provide the following immunization information.
New York State Public Health Law #2167 requires colleges and universities to provide information about meningococcal meningitis (also called meningococcal disease) and vaccine availability to students.
All records must be submitted in English.
Measles (Rubeola): Students must submit proof of immunity to measles through one of the following ways:
Mumps: Students must submit proof of immunity to mumps through one of the following:
Rubella: Students must submit proof of immunity to rubella through one of the following:
Meningococcus: Universities are required by New York State law to distribute information about meningococcal meningitis and vaccine availability to students. You are asked to indicate receipt of this information on the Health History Form and document vaccination date, if already received. At this time, Meningococcus Vaccination is not required.
All immunization dates and serological evidence must be verified by:
The signature of the certifying physician or school official must appear on all immunization records. Any serological evidence must be verified by including a copy of the laboratory report of said serological evidence (titers).
New York State law mandates that students not in compliance with the requirements 30-45 days after the start of classes are to be withdrawn from school and required to leave campus.
NYS law provides that an exemption may be granted upon receipt of either "a written, signed statement that the student has sincere and genuine religious beliefs which prohibit immunization" or "a written statement from a physician or nurse practitioner specifying the immunizations which may be detrimental to the student's health (or otherwise medically contraindicated) and the length of time they may be detrimental." In case of an outbreak, students who have been granted exemption from immunizations will be treated as susceptible and must either be immunized or barred from campus.
Tetanus/Diphtheria: Student must have received Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td), OR Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap) vaccine within 9 years prior to entering the University.
Polio: All students must have received polio vaccine. Enter the date of last vaccination on the form. Either Oral (OPV) or Intramuscular (IPV) forms of vaccine are acceptable.
Tuberculin Skin Test (PPD): Required within 6 months prior to the start of classes for any student who has lived outside the United States within the past 5 years in a country where tuberculosis is endemic. This includes ALL COUNTRIES EXCEPT those listed as having a low incidence of tuberculosis. See List of Countries.
If the PPD test is positive (10mm or over induration), then a chest x-ray must be done and a printed chest x-ray report must be provided with paperwork.