NYS Post-Secondary Education Immunization Requirements
Who needs to submit proof of immunization?
All students born on or after January 1, 1957, need to provide proof of immunization or immunity to Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) and sign the Meningitis Response form found in the Health Information Form. Any student born before January 1, 1957, is required to submit proof of age and sign the Meningitis Response form. The meningitis vaccine is not mandatory, however, you are required to complete the form.
Where do I obtain my immunization records?
Records may be obtained from your high school health office, your local Public Health Department (if immunizations were received there), a previously attended college institution, military records, or from your own healthcare provider. A copy of your official immunization record may be submitted.
Where do I submit my records?
Your records may be submitted to either the Utica Student Health Center, located in the Alumni College Center, ACC 104, or the Rome Campus Student Services Center in the Plumley Complex, Room A30. Records may also be faxed to 315-731-5854.
MVCC recognizes medical and religious exemptions as defined by New York State Public Health Law 2165.
However, in the event of an outbreak of measles, mumps, or rubella, those students with medical and religious exemptions will be excluded from campus and classes to protect them from exposure for as long as they could be at risk.
If a licensed physician, nurse practitioner, or licensed physician assistant certifies in writing that a student has a health condition which is a valid contraindication from receiving the required immunizations, a medical exemption will be granted for the amount of time the physician recommends (whether it is temporary or permanent).
Temporary exemptions will be reviewed and the student will be notified if the need to obtain compliance is necessary with the exemption no longer valid.
Requests for a sincere and genuine religious exemption must be in writing and should include significant information that explains how the practice of immunization is contrary to the student's religious belief.
MVCC does not challenge a person's personal religious convictions. New York State does not recognize philosophical views as religious exemption; therefore, MVCC does not as well.
MVCC reserves the right to make exemptions to on-line students who are taking six (6) or more credit hours and who are not required to be on campus in any group setting for reasons of testing, final exams, projects, etc.
Anne Popeo, RN
Student Health Center, ACC 104
Telephone - 315-792-5452
Plumley Building, Room A30
Telephone - 315-334-7709
Fax - 315-334-7726