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Mandatory Student Immunizations for Measles, Mumps and Rubella

In accordance with NYS Public Health Law Section 2165, all students enrolled for at least six (6) semester hours, or the equivalent, at Suffolk County Community College, who were born on or after January 1, 1957, are required to provide acceptable written proof of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella in accordance with standards approved by the New York State Department of Health. These standards include the following:

Measles

Two (2) vaccines after 1/1/68
(minimum of 28 days apart)
[or]
Physician-documented
history of disease
[or]
Blood titer showing immunity

Mumps

One (1) vaccine after 1/1/69

[or]
Physician-documented
history of disease
[or]
Blood titer showing immunity

Rubella

One (1) vaccine after 1/1/69

A history of having had
Rubella is not acceptable
proof of immunity.
[or]
Blood titer showing immunity

 

How do I comply with MMR requirements?

If you were born on or after January 1, 1957, you will not be permitted to register for classes until your proof of immunization has been submitted and approved by the Health Services Office.

  1. Obtain a stamped copy of your health records from any of the following sources:
    • the Guidance Office or Health Office at your high school
    • the Health Office at your previous college
    • your family physician
    • your military health and immunization records
    • your employee health records
  2. Take the Certificate of Immunization (page 2) to your doctor or clinic for additional immunizations if any of the following apply:
    • you cannot obtain a copy of your health records for any reason (or)
    • your health records show that you received only one measles immunization (or)
    • your health records show that your immunizations were given before 1968 for measles or before 1969 for mumps or rubella
  3. Submit your health records or completed Certificate of Immunization (page 2), along with your completed Health History Form (page 3), to the Health Services Office on your home campus. If you have served in the military in the past 10 years, bring your discharge papers and your medical records (if available) as well.
  4. In addition, proof of an honorable discharge from the armed services within 10 years prior to the date of application to Suffolk County Community College shall also qualify as a certificate enabling a student to attend classes pending actual receipt of immunization records from the armed services.

Free Immunization Clinics for MMR Vaccination

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services periodically offers free immunization clinics.
Call (631) 854-0333 for information and directions to: 

Suffolk County Department of Health Services
3500 Sunrise Highway – Suite 124
PO Box 9006
Great River NY 11739-9006

Free immunization clinics are also held on Suffolk's three campuses during the fall and spring enrollment periods.

What's Recommended

Td Vaccine
(tetanus & diphtheria)
A booster is recommended for adults every 10 years.
Meningococcal Meningitis
(Menomune™ / Menactra™/ Menveo™)
Must have been given within the past 10 years

The Health Services Office recommends that you speak to your doctor or health care provider regarding your health concerns and the need for any additional immunizations.

The meningitis acknowledgment form is required. Refer to Meningitis Requirements.

For more information, please visit Student Immunizations Policy.