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Traditional Undergraduates

New York State Public Health Law 2165 requires all NYS college/seminary students born after 1956, taking 6 credit hours or more, provide evidence of protection against measles, mumps and rubella. Proof can be demonstrated in the following ways: documentation of 2 doses of measles and one dose each of mumps and rubella vaccine; documentation of two MMRs (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine given at least 28 days apart; physician documented history of the disease (not acceptable for rubella); or serologic evidence of immunity - titer tests (blood tests) showing proof of immunity from these diseases are also acceptable. Persons born prior to 1/1/57 are exempt from this requirement.

NY State Public Health Law 2167 (REGARDLESS OF AGE) requires either proof of meningococcal vaccine or a signed declination statement. NYSPHL requires all colleges to distribute information regarding meningococcal meningitis disease (attached to health history form). Although this vaccine is not required for college attendance in NYS, it is highly recommended.

Your physician, school, and previous college are often the best source for immunization records. Also, military and employment records are acceptable; however, these records may not satisfy all requirements.

A newly full-time undergraduate student is required to complete and submit the Health History form for entrance and attendance.

Tuberculosis Screening (TB)

This is not a vaccine. The purpose of the TB screening is to identify persons with TB infection (active TB) or latent TB infection (LTBI). Both forms of TB required treatment.

The ACHA (American College Health Association) and other professional organizations now propose that only HIGH RISK individuals be tested.

Following high risk groups:

  1. Persons with signs or symptoms of active TB
  2. Persons with HIV infection
  3. Persons who have been close contacts of a person with infectious TB
  4. Persons who have resided in, have been employed, or  volunteered at nursing homes, health care facilities, jails and prisons, homeless shelters, residential facilities for  patients with (AIDS)
  5. Persons who have lived, within the past 5 years, in countries where TB is an endemic.

Proof of a TB screening - only PPD (Mantoux) tests are acceptable. Both the placement date and the read date (which must be within two to three days) must be indicated. A positive TB test will require a chest x-ray and evaluation for medication. Additionally, nursing majors are required to get annual PPD tests.

PPD tests may be scheduled with the Health Center; cost is $5.

Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccine

NYS requires all colleges and universities to distribute information regarding meningococcal meningitis disease along with vaccination information, which is included with the health history form or may be downloaded by clicking here.

Although this vaccine is not required for college attendance in NYS, it is highly recommended.

NOTE: If the meningococcal meningitis vaccine is declined (see page 2 of the health history form), the appropriate section must be signed and dated by the student.

Tetanus/Diphtheria Booster

Most recent Td booster must be within past 10 years.

Hepatitis B

Students enrolled in the Nursing program are required to provide evidence of Hepatitis B immunity.

To download the four-page form, please visit the link shown below. To ensure confidentiality, please submit the Health History form directly to the Health Center via mail, email or (secured) fax to (585) 594-6920.

With HIPPA compliance, all information is kept in confidential files located in the Health Center.

The Health History forms are to be submitted by August 1st, 2011 for the fall Semester and January 1st for the spring Semester.

Students failing to provide adequate documentation will be denied attendance at any New York State college or university imposed by New York State Public Health Law 2165 & 2167

Click here for Health History Form

Part-Time, Non-Traditional, and Graduate Students

New York State Public Health Law 2165 requires all NYS college/seminary students born after 1956, taking 6 credit hours or more, provide evidence of protection against measles, mumps and rubella. Proof can be demonstrated in the following ways: documentation of 2 doses of measles and one dose each of mumps and rubella vaccine; documentation of two MMRs (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine given at least 28 days apart; physician documented history of the disease (not acceptable for rubella); or serologic evidence of immunity - titer tests (blood tests) showing proof of immunity from these diseases are also acceptable. Persons born prior to 1/1/57 are exempt from this requirement.

NY State Public Health Law 2167 (REGARDLESS OF AGE) requires either proof of meningococcal vaccine or a signed declination statement. NYS requires all colleges to distribute information regarding meningococcal meningitis disease (attached to health history form). Although this vaccine is not required for college attendance in NYS, it is highly recommended.

Your physician, school, and previous college are often the best source for immunization records. Also, military and employment records are acceptable; however, these records may not satisfy all requirements.

Students failing to provide adequate documentation will be denied attendance at any New York State college or university imposed by New York State Public Health Law 2165 & 2167.

To download the Part-time, Non-traditional, and Graduate Program Immuniaztion form, please visit the link shown below.

Part-Time, Non-Traditional, and Graduate Immunizations Form

Exceptions

A student may be exempt from either or all of the required immunizations for medical or religious reasons. Certified documentation must be submitted to the Health Center.

  • Students who were born prior to January 1, 1957, are exempt from the MMR requirement.
  • The law does not apply to students enrolled for fewer than six semester hours.
  • Proof of honorable discharge from the armed services within ten years from the date of application to RWC qualifies as a certificate enabling a student to attend classes pending actual receipt of immunization records from the armed services.

Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccine

NYS requires all colleges and universities to distribute information regarding meningococcal meningitis disease along with vaccination information, which is included with the health history form or may be downloaded by clicking here.

Although this vaccine is not required for college attendance in NYS, it is highly recommended.

NOTE: If the meningococcal meningitis vaccine is declined, the appropriate section must be signed and dated by the student.

Students failing to provide adequate documentation will be denied attendance at any New York State college or university imposed by New York State Public Health Law 2165 & 2167.