New York State law requires students to be immunized against measles, mumps and rubella. The law applies to all students born on or after January 1, 1957. Applicants must show proof of immunity. Proof of immunity consists of documentation of either two doses of live measles vaccine and one dose each of live mumps and live rubella, or documentation of a combined MMR vaccine, or a blood test showing immunity. Note: An honorable discharge from the armed services within 10 years of the application date qualifies as proof of immunization requirements, pending receipt of records from the armed services.
Meningococcal Meningitis immunization:
New York State Public Health Law 2167 requires that all colleges maintain for each student either a record of meningococcal meningitis immunization within the last ten years or an acknowledgement of meningococcal disease risks and refusal of immunization signed by the student.
Hepatitis B Vaccination
Nursing, medical assisting and surgical technologist students are expected to have completed hepatitis B vaccinations before starting any course with exposure to blood-borne pathogens or must decline further immunization in writing.