Required and recommended immunizations

Required immunizations

  • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR): Documentation is required for registration. According to New York State Public Health law 2165 students born on or after January 1, 1957 need to provide documentation of the following: 1st MMR dose after first birthday and second dose at least one month or greater from first dose. This vaccince is offered free of charge through health services.
  • Meningitis: Immunizations Date or Declination Form required for registration.  According to New York State Public Health Law 2167 post-secondary institutions must distribute information about meningococcal disease and vaccination to students, or parents/guardians of students under age 18.  Each student must supply a vaccine record indicating at least 1 dose of meningococcal ACWY vaccine with the last 5 years or a complete 2 or 3 dose series of Men B OR a signed response form indicating that the student will not obtain immunization against meningococcal disease. 

Recommended immunizations:

  • Diptheria tetanus vaccine: Booster is recommended every 10 years.*
  • Tetanus diptheria with acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap): Suggested at the next booster opportunity.*
  • Gardasil (HPV vaccine): Check with your insurance carrier regarding coverage. For more information see the CDC website and Gardasil website.
  • Hepatitis B vaccine:  Check with your insurance carrier regarding coverage. Most students entering college (aged 18 to 22) have already been immunized.
  • Meningitis vaccine: Recommended for students entering college.  Check with your insurance carrier for coverage.
  • Meningitis B vaccine: Recommended for students entering college.  Check with your insurance carrier for coverage.
  • Seasonal flu vaccine: Free of charge to students in the mid-fall semester. The campus will be notified when seasonal flu vaccine arrives.*

*-offered free of charge