New York State Public Health Laws 2165 and 2167 and NYU policy require all incoming graduates, undergraduates, transfers and returning students who, to date may not have complied, and are taking 6 credits or more in a degree-granting institution to provide the following documentation.
You must provide documentation of proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR). All international immunization documents must be translated into English prior to submission.
You must provide ONE of the following to comply with this requirement:
Must provide proof of vaccination against Meningococcal Meningitis (A,C,W,Y) on or after 16th birthday and within the last five years.
If you are over 22 and NOT living in a residence hall, you may petition to be excluded from this requirement by completing the Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccination Response Form (PDF 1 MB). Read, sign, and upload the signature page (page 3).
Must provide proof of immunization against Meningococcal Meningitis (A,C,W,Y) on or after 16th birthday and within the last five years
– or –
Acknowledge that you have received information about the disease and choose to decline by completing the Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccination Response Form (PDF 1 MB). Read, sign, and upload the signature page (page 3).
The CDC fact sheet on meningitis suggests that protection from Meningococcal Conjugate vaccines decreases in many teens within 5 years, which highlights the importance of the 16-year-old booster dose so that teens maintain protection during the ages when they are most at risk for Meningococcal disease. Early data on Serogroup B Meningococcal vaccines suggest that protective antibodies also decrease fairly quickly after vaccination.
After you upload your immunization documentation, you will receive an email to your NYU email address within 5 business days to notify you whether or not you have met the immunization requirements.
If you are not in full compliance, New York State requires that the University exclude you from attending classes 30 days after the first day of class for New York State residents and 45 days after the first day of class for out-of-state and international students.
Failure to comply with the requirements will result in the following: