Immunizations
REQUIRED
In accordance with New York State Public Health Law 2165, official enrollment and clearance to register requires all students born on or after January 1, 1957 demonstrate proof of immunity against measles, mumps and rubella before attending classes. (See General Regulations of College catalogue.) We have also included information regarding additional immunizations which are strongly recommended.

MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) – if given together instead of individual vaccines:
All entering college students and graduate students born on or after January 1, 1957, must receive two doses of live measles vaccine. The first dose should be given after the 1st birthday and the second dose no less than thirty days later.

OR

Proof of immunity is defined as:

Measles (Rubeola):
Two doses of measles vaccine on or after the first birthday and at least 30 days apart/or physician documented history of the disease/or serologic (blood test) evidence of immunity.

AND

Mumps:
One dose of mumps vaccine on or after the first birthday/or physician documented history of disease/or serologic (blood test) evidence of immunity.

AND

German Measles (Rubella):
One dose of rubella vaccine on or after the first birthday or serologic (blood test) evidence of immunity.

You can download the Immunization Form in .pdf format by clicking on forms and selecting the appropriate record form.

Polio:
All entering college students must have received a primary series in childhood sequentially with a booster.

Tetanus-Diphtheria Pertussis:

All entering college students must have completed primary series in childhood with DtaP or DPT, with a booster at age 11-12 years with Td or Tdap, then every 10 years.

Meningococcal Vaccine:
This vaccine is 85% effective against four of the five strains of the meningococcal organism, Neisseria meningitis. All students who reside on campus are urged to receive this vaccine.

In addition, New York State Public Health Law (NYS PHL) 2167 requires institutions, including colleges and universities, to distribute information about meningococcal disease and vaccination to all students, whether they live on or off campus, within 30 days.

The law states, The College of New Rochelle is required to maintain a record of the following for each student:

A response to receipt of meningococcal disease and vaccine information signed by the student or student’s parent or guardian. This must include information on the availability and cost of meningococcal meningitis vaccine

AND EITHER

A record of meningococcal meningitis immunization within the past 10 years;

OR

An acknowledgement of meningococcal disease risks and refusal of meningococcal meningitis vaccine signed by the student or student’s parent or guardian.

You can download the Meningitis Record Form in .pdf format by clicking here.

Health Screening
Tuberculosis: PPD required (regardless of prior BCG inoculation). PPD (Mantoux) within the past 12 months (Tine or Monovac is NOT acceptable). If PPD is positive, chest x-ray is required and documentation of treatment or prophylaxis provided.

STRONGLY RECOMMENDED!

Hepatitis B:
Immunization consists of a series of three injected doses (initial dose, followed by dose #2 in 1-2 months and dose #3 in 6-12 months from initial dose). Required for students in the School of Nursing.

Hepatitis A:
Immunization consists of a two dose series (initial dose, followed by dose #2 six months later). This vaccine is recommended for adults who participate in travel outside the United States.

Vaccines are injectable prescription medication requiring a physician or nurse practitioner order and signed consent form prior to administration.

All vaccines are available in the Health Services Office for a fee.