Proof of Immunization

New York State Public Health Law 2165 requires that all students who were born on or after Jan. 1, 1957 and are enrolled for 6 or more credits must provide the college with proof of immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella, or obtain an exemption for religious or medical reasons. Students studying only online through the Center for Distance Learning or the Center for International Programs are exempt from immunization requirements.

The required proof as described below must be submitted at the time you submit your application. A completed Student Immunization Record Form (PDF  519kB) should be sent to:

Admissions
Empire State College
2 Union Ave.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Measles (Rubeola)

  • Two doses of live measles vaccine:
    • both must be given after 1967
    • the first dose must have been administered on or after the first birthday
    • the second dose at least 30 days later and after 15 months of age
  • physician-verified history of measles disease, or
  • a blood test showing immunity.

Mumps

One dose of live mumps vaccine:

  • administered on or after the first birthday, or
  • blood test (titer) showing immunity, or
  • physician-verified history of mumps disease.

Rubella (German Measles)

One dose of live rubella vaccine:

  • administered on or after the first birthday, or
  • blood test (titer) showing immunity.

To learn more about meningitis, measles, mumps and rubella, please consult with your physician or you can find additional information at the New York State Department of Health website: http://www.health.state.ny.us.

Meningococcal Meningitis

New York State Public Health Law 2167 requires colleges and universities to distribute information about meningococcal disease and vaccination to all students meeting the enrollment criteria, whether they live on or off campus. This law became effective Aug. 15, 2003.

Empire State College is required to maintain a record of the following for each student:

  • a response to receipt of meningococcal disease and vaccine information signed by the student or student's parent or guardian. This must include information on the availability and cost of meningococcal meningitis vaccine (Menomune); and either
  • a record of meningococcal meningitis immunization within the past 10 years; or
  • an acknowledgment of meningococcal disease risks and refusal of meningococcal meningitis immunization signed by the student or student's parent or guardian.