New York State Immunization Law

Measles, Mumps and Rubella

In accordance with NYS Law, any student born after January 1, 1957, must provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella. Failure to provide proper documentation to the Student Health Center may result in dismissal from SUNY Morrisville.

Records may be located at last college or high school attended or at family doctor's office.

College Immunization Law NYS Public Health Law
Article 21, Title VI, Section 2165

Summary of Proof of Immunity to Measles, Mumps and Rubella

Doses required of live virus vaccine: MMR recommended (first dose on or after first birthday)

  • Measles: Two doses at least 30 days apart

  • Mumps: One dose

  • Rubella: One dose

OR

  • Documentation of medically diagnosed disease for measles or mumps only!

OR

  • Serologic evidence of immunity for each disease: measles, mumps and rubella.

Meningitis

Effective January 1, 2017, NYS Public Health Law 2167 requires all colleges/universities to distribute information about meningococcal disease and vaccination.

According to this law, each new student is required to:

  • Provide proof of at least 1 dose of meningococcal ACWY vaccine or a complete 2- or 3-dose series of MenB within the last 5 years OR
  • Sign a waiver form refusing meningococcal vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine Student Policy

All SUNY Morrisville students with a physical presence on campus are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. For the purposes of this guidance, people are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 more than two weeks after they have received the second dose in a two-dose series (e.g., Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or more than two weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson/Janssen).

Consistent with New York State Department of Health’s policy, WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines will satisfy the vaccination policy so long as the individual is fully vaccinated.

Students may apply for a medical or religious exemption from the required COVID-19 vaccination. Requests for a medical exemption will be reviewed by the Director of Student Health and Counseling Services or a Health Services medical provider. Requests for a religious exemption will be reviewed by a committee of Student Affairs administrators. Students requesting a medical or religious exemption will be notified if their request has been approved or denied.

Students requesting medical or religious exemptions should first consult with their academic program to confirm that the failure to be vaccinated does not prevent the student from otherwise fulfilling the programmatic or curricular requirements of their academic program.

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