May 5, 2014
The NYU Student Health Center has been closely following the mumps outbreak in NYC and has been working closely with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to ensure the health and safety of our students. At last report there were 27 confirmed cases of Mumps at Fordham University on both their Bronx and Manhattan campuses, with the last confirmed case being in February of this year.
Current recommendations by the CDC are to exclude people without evidence of immunity to mumps from colleges affected by a mumps outbreak. Once vaccinated, students can be readmitted to school. The period of exclusion for those that remain unvaccinated should be for at least 25 days after the onset of symptoms in the last person with mumps at the affected college.
In light of the recent outbreak, we urge all NYU students, including visiting students, to get vaccinated against mumps if it has not already been done. If you are unsure, please check with Immunization Records Services at SHC by calling 212-443-1199.
If you cannot confirm whether or not you have been vaccinated, it is safe to get another vaccine and there is no increased risk of side effects.
For more information on Mumps, please click here.