Immunization Requirements

Important health information for incoming freshmen and transfer students.

Immunization Regulations

In compliance with New York State Public Health Law 2165, CUNY requires all students born after December 31, 1956 to submit proof of two immunizations for measles and rubella in order to attend the University.

Meningitis

The student (and parent, if the student is under 18 years of age) must sign a response form for meningitis indicating "Refusal to take vaccine" or "Vaccinated for meningitis." Proof of vaccination must be submitted on doctor's letterhead or immunization card.

Measles

Two (2) doses of live measles vaccine (the first to be administered after 15 months of age and the second dose at least 28 days after the first), physician's documentation of measles disease, or a blood titer test showing immunity are required. Vaccinations given before 1968 are not acceptable.

Mumps

One (1) dose of live mumps vaccine administered after 12 months of age, physician's documentation of mumps disease, or a blood titer test showing immunity is required. Vaccinations given before 1969 are not acceptable.

Rubella

One (1) dose of live rubella vaccine administered after 12 months of age or a blood titer test showing immunity is required. Vaccinations given before 1969 are not acceptable.

Proof of Immunity

One of the following documents must be presented:

  • Original immunization card
  • Blood titer test
  • Doctor's letterhead (stamped and signed), with dates of shots
  • Official veteran's medical record
  • High school/secondary immunization record (stamped and signed)

Additional Requirements

In an effort to secure a baseline health status for each incoming student, a physical examination is also requested. Annual physical examinations are important for your overall well-being and should be submitted on the anniversary date of your first submission. Forms can be secured from this office and must be stamped and signed by the medical provider.

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