NYU’s Student Policy on Immunization, which includes requirements of the New York State Public Health Law, requires all students in the United States and at NYU Study Away sites to meet certain immunization requirements and submit related documentation. All international immunization documents must be translated into English prior to submission by a professional translation service.

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If you have any questions about these requirements contact us at (212) 443-1199 or health.requirements@nyu.edu.

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Requirement

All students born on or after January 1, 1957 and taking six credits or more must provide documentation of proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR).

You must provide ONE of the following to comply with this requirement:

  • Official record that you have received two (2) immunizations against measles, mumps, and rubella. Acceptable forms of documentation include copies from other universities, childhood vaccine records, or copies of electronic chart documentation from a healthcare provider or other institution.
    – or –
  • A Student Immunization History Form (PDF 286 KB) completed and signed by a healthcare provider (MD, DO, NP, RN).
    – or –
  • Serological evidence (blood test) proving immunity for measles, mumps, and rubella.
For more details, including other ways to satisfy the MMR requirement, please review the Student Policy on Immunization.

Meningococcal Meningitis Requirement

All Students 21 and Under

All students age 21 and under taking six credits or more must provide proof of vaccination against Meningococcal Meningitis (serogroups A,C,W,Y) on or after your 16th birthday and within the last five years.

All Students 22 and Over

All students 22 and over taking six credits or more may opt-out of the immunization requirement by completing the applicable waiver form.

For more details, please review the Student Policy on Immunization.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

All students, regardless of the number of credits, are required to be fully vaccinated, and boosted, against COVID-19 with an FDA-authorized or WHO-listed COVID-19 vaccine.  

All students who get vaccinated off campus must upload their vaccination information. For anyone vaccinated through the on-campus vaccination program, we will maintain records of your COVID-19 vaccination automatically.

For more details, please review the Student Policy on Immunization.

The University has also published several websites specific to the COVID-19 vaccine requirement, which are frequently updated:

How to Locate Your Immunization Records, Show Proof of Immunity, or Get Vaccinated

Locate Your Immunization Records

Get a Blood Test to Show Proof of Immunity

(MMR Requirement Only)

  • If you can’t locate your immunization records, you can get a blood test to see if you are immune to measles, mumps, and rubella.
  • You can get a blood test at the SHC (if the SHC is an in-network provider with your insurance), through your own healthcare provider, or at most urgent care clinics.

Get Vaccinated

  • If you need to be vaccinated to fulfill the requirement, you can be vaccinated at the SHC. The COVID-19 vaccine is free, but a modest charge may apply for other vaccines. New Fall students are eligible for services at the Student Health Center beginning August 21.
  • You can also be vaccinated at an NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene clinic.
  • You can search for a COVID-19 vaccine on vaccines.gov.

Submit Your Immunization Dates and Documentation

1) Get Started

2) Submit Your Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Information

  • Locate the rows for:
    • Measles
    • Mumps
    • Rubella
  • Click Update beside all three to enter your immunization information.

3) Submit Your Meningococcal Meningitis Information

If you are 21 or under

  • Locate the row for Meningococcal ACWY
  • Click Update to begin

If you are 22 or over

  • Locate the row for Meningitis Decision Form
    • Click Update
    • At the bottom of the screen, select the option that reflects your decision about being vaccinated against meningitis
    • Click Submit Final
  • If you selected, "I received the vaccine in the past 5 years. I will upload proof and enter the dates of the vaccine."
    • Locate the row for Meningococcal ACWY
    • Click Update to submit your meningococcal meningitis information  

4) Submit Your COVID-19 Vaccine Information

  • Locate the row for COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Click Update

  • Upload a photo of the front of your vaccine card

  • Manually enter the dates and vaccine you received

  • For detailed instructions, review the COVID-19 Vaccine Upload FAQ

5) Submit Your Documentation

In addition to entering your immunization information following the instructions above, you must also upload a copy of the original documents, lab results, or the completed Student Immunization History Form (PDF 286 KB).

  • Go to the Immunization Record section and click Update to begin.
  • You can upload a scanned copy or photo of the documents.

After you complete these steps you will receive an email to your NYU email address within 7-10 business days to notify you whether or not you have met the immunization requirements.

Curious about the status of your upload?

You can check the status of your vaccine upload in the Medical Clearances section of the SHC Portal. Every upload must be reviewed by the Immunization Team which usually takes about three days (up to five). Wait three to five days before checking. If there are any questions about your submission, our team will email you directly.  Otherwise, you should assume your submission has been successful.


If you see...

Status: Not Compliant

Details: No Data


...you did not provide your vaccine information successfully. Please try again.


If you see...

Status: Not Compliant

Details: Not Satisfied


...you have not completed your primary vaccination — or you are eligible for a booster and have not received one. You must provide proof of additional vaccine dose(s) to comply with NYU’s vaccination requirement.

In Review

If you see...

Status: Not Compliant

Details: Awaiting Review


...this means we received your information, and will review. If there are questions, our team will email you directly.


If you see...

Status: Compliant

Details: Satisfied


...your vaccine record has been successfully uploaded, reviewed, and there is no further action needed for that particular requirement. At this time, the vaccine type and date fields will be locked on the upload screen — and you will see your vaccinations listed under Immunizations, as well. You will not receive a notification. If there is a problem with your upload, the SHC will email you with details. You will also see this designation if you have an active, approved exemption.


Immunization Compliance

If you are not in full compliance with the Student Policy on Immunization, NYU may take action up to and including de-enrollment from the University, including de-enrollment that is mandated in certain circumstances by New York law.

Consequences of non-compliance may be progressive and include, but are not limited to:

  • You may be prevented from entering campus buildings (which includes the inability to attend classes and any related academic consequences);
  • If you live on campus, you may be required to vacate your residence hall or be required to begin compliance before moving in;
  • You may be de-registered from your classes;
  • You may have your student identification card deactivated.

Students who are ultimately de-enrolled from the University will face all of these consequences. Students who are de-enrolled may in some instances be ineligible to receive a refund of any portion of tuition and fees as provided by University policy.

» NYU Student Policy on Immunization

» New York State Public Health Laws 2165 and 2167