Immunization and Vaccination Requirements

To protect the health and well-being of the campus community, students are required to have vaccination and immunization records on file with Health Services.

Requirements

NOTE: Students who are taking fully online or remote classes and do not utilize in-person services, do not have to comply with these requirements.

COVID-19

Hudson Valley Community College must comply with all SUNY COVID-19 policies. This includes all vaccination and immunizations policies for all students coming to campus. Vaccination is mandatory for all students who will physically come to any Hudson Valley Community College location or facility for any reason, unless they receive an approved exemption. Students may receive any of the World Health Organization (WHO) approved COVID-19 vaccines to meet the SUNY requirement.

NOTE:

  • Students registering for Summer 2022 in-person classes must provide proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination series to Health Services.
  • Students registering for Fall 2022 in-person classes must provide proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination series to Health Services by Friday, Aug. 19. Students who do not submit proof of vaccination or receive an approved exemption by the deadline will be dropped from in-person classes.

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)

New York State Public Health Law requires college students to demonstrate proof of immunity to the diseases measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). The law applies to students born after January 1, 1957, who are registered for six or more credits at Hudson Valley.

The proof of immunity required must be documented by a health care practitioner or other acceptable evidence in the following ways:

  • Titers: positive blood tests (titers) for measles, mumps and rubella can be submitted to Health Services. When submitting titers, a copy of the lab report must be provided.
  • Measles Vaccinations (also known as rubeola): two doses live measles vaccine administered after the first birthday and at least 30 days apart (exact dates of vaccinations are required).
  • Mumps Vaccination: one live dose mumps vaccine administered after 12 months of age (exact date of vaccination is required).
  • Rubella Vaccination (also known as German measles): one live dose rubella vaccine administered after 12 months of age (exact date of vaccination is required).

NOTE: A student who does not have the required MMR immunization records on file with the college will be allowed to pay the tuition bill, but a hold will be placed on the student’s account which will prevent the student from making any changes to his/her schedule. The hold will be lifted once the immunization requirements have been met. Students who do not meet immunization requirements by the New York State mandatory deadline will be administratively withdrawn from the college.

Meningitis Response Form

Students also are required by New York State law to have a meningitis response form on file. This is simply a requirement for a signed form; meningitis immunization is not required.

Other Requirements

Recommended (not required) for all students: 

  • Tetanus or Tetanus/Diphtheria: at least one vaccination within the last 10 years.

NOTE: Students in certain programs with a clinical/practicum course will be receive information from their department on specific additional requirements.

Exemptions

Exemptions to the above requirements may be requested based on either religious conviction or health reasons. To complete the exemption process, complete the appropriate Health Services exemption form and return it along with any required documentation by the deadline listed.
NOTE: Health Science students are not eligible to receive an exemption. Students enrolled in Health Science programs that have a hospital clinical component, must have the appropriate vaccinations and/or immunizations to attend clinical rotations and therefore complete these programs.

Process for Obtaining Records

  • Once your application has been processed, Health Services will begin the process of collecting the required vaccination and immunization records on file with the New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS).
    • The information collected through NYSIIS will be recorded and marked on the student's My Enrollment Checklist in WIReD.
  • If the vaccination and/or immunization records are not available on NYSIIS, the student will need to provide the appropriate documentation in order to take any in-person classes or utilize in-person services.

Submitting Documentation

All immunization and vaccination records submitted to Health Services must have an original signature or a practice stamp. Photocopied signatures and stamps are not accepted.

Health Services Forms

Where can I get a vaccination?

Get in Touch

Health Services

Siek Campus Center, Suite 270

Fax: (518) 629-7471

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Summer hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.