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:
- 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.
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- A Student Immunization History Form (PDF 286 KB) completed and signed by a healthcare provider (MD, DO, NP, RN).
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- Serological evidence (blood test) proving immunity for measles, mumps, and rubella.
If you don't have your immunization records
- Learn how to locate your immunization records
- If you need to be vaccinated to fulfill the requirement, you can be vaccinated at the SHC for a modest charge. 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.
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
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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).
More information about the meningitis vaccination requirement
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.
- Log in to the SHC Student Portal
- Click Forms on the left
- Manually your immunization history information into the fields
- Use the save button if you need to continue entering additional information.
- Once you hit submit you cannot change manually entered information. However, you can upload additional documents.
- After entering your information, you MUST upload a copy of the original documents, lab results, or the completed Student Immunization History Form.
- You can upload a scanned copy or photo of the documents.
- You must complete steps 3 AND 4 to submit your information for review.
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
Failure to comply with the requirements will result in the following:
- Your being de-enrolled (dropped) from and unable to attend classes
- If you are de-enrolled, you will not be eligible to receive a refund of any portion of your tuition
- If you live on campus, you will be required to vacate your residence hall
- You will be prevented from entering campus buildings
- Your student ID card will be deactivated