New York State Public Health Law 2165 requires that students born on or after January 1, 1957, provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella at the time of registration. This applies to all students registered for six or more credits. The current grace period is thirty days following registration for in-state students and forty-five days for out-of-state students. However, incoming students are asked to submit proof to the Office of the Registrar prior to registration.
Proof of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella can be shown through documentation of immunizations, documentation of medically diagnosed disease (measles and mumps only) and serological evidence (blood tests indicating the presence of antibodies). Proof must be certified by a physician or health care practitioner.
Students should plan to obtain proof of immunity before registering, as obtaining proof can be a lengthy process. Further information about immunization and meningitis is available at the Registrars website. Please click here for further information.