Mandatory Student Immunizations

Students taking six or more credits and born on or after January 1, 1957, are required to provide proof of adequate immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella before attending classes, in accordance with standards approved by the New York State Public Health law.

New York State Public Health Law also requires that the college distribute information about meningococcal meningitis and vaccination against the disease. Additionally, the College is legally required to maintain a record of your returned response.

Limited exceptions are granted for students who hold “genuine and sincere religious beliefs” that are contrary to immunization and for students for whom immunization would be physically detrimental or otherwise medically contraindicated. Although students enrolled for less than six semester hours are exempt from these requirements, immunization is strongly encouraged by public health officials. Recent high school graduates are encouraged to have copies of high school health records sent to the Office of the Registrar. All other students should have their physicians forward these records.

Nursing students must also provide proof of a yearly PPD (Mantoux) skin test for tuberculosis, yearly physical update, documentation of Hepatitis B vaccination and proof of chicken pox, chicken pox vaccination (two shots), or a positive varicella titer. Current professional liability insurance and CPR are also required. T-dap is required every 10 years. Other requirements for nursing students can be found under the Nursing AAS program requirements.

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