Public Health Law 2165 requires all students born after 12/31/1956 to present proof of immunizations against measles, mumps, and rubella. In addition, New York State Public Health Law 2167 requires all post-secondary institutions to provide information on Meningitis and the Meningitis vaccine to all students registering for six credits or more (or its equivalent).
Immunization requirements are as follows:
1. Proof of two (2) doses of live measles virus vaccine given after 1968. The first dose should be administered on or after your first birthday and the second dose must be administered at least 28 days after the first dose. A blood test showing immunity to measles will also satisfy this requirement.
2. One dose of live mumps vaccine administered on or after your first birthday, or a blood test showing immunity.
3. One dose of live rubella vaccine administered on or after your first birthday or a blood test showing immunity.
Acceptable Proof of Immunization:
- Vaccination card from childhood (i.e. yellow book signed and stamped):
- Immunization records from your doctor’s office (signed and stamped by your doctor or clinic with the physician’s license number clearly listed);
- High school or prior college’s immunization records;
- Blood test (original lab report required) proving immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR Titer);
- Certificate of immunization from INS or country of origin (for international students)*; or
- Honorable discharge papers from military service, within 10 years of discharge*
*Typically, these sources demonstrate only ONE dose of measles vaccine, so you might be required to provide additional materials documenting a second dose of measles vaccine.