All students are required to submit their immunization information to Health Services.
If you have not already submitted your Immunization Record Form, you may download and complete the forms below and upload it to the Secure Online Portal. All registered students will have access to upload their information via the portal utilizing their university credentials, within one business day of registration.
Please be advised of the mandatory immunization requirements. Immunizations must be met prior to the first day of classes for each semester. See the information below regarding each individual requirement.
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
New York State law requires all students registered for 6 or more credits, born on or after January 1, 1957, prove immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella. Students who are not in compliance with the mandatory requirements will not be allowed to attend the University, or participate in extra-curricular or co-curricular activities.
Public Health Law 2165 requires proof of immunity for measles, mumps and rubella:
- Two doses of live measles vaccine given on or after the first birthday, or
- Physician documented history of disease, or
- Titers (a blood test) showing immunity
- One dose of live mumps vaccine given on or after the first birthday, or
- Physician documented history of the disease, or
- Titers showing immunity
- One dose of live virus rubella given on or after the first birthday, or
- Titers showing immunity
Students must also comply with Public Health Law 2167 related to meningitis response.
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 meeting the enrollment criteria, whether they live on or off-campus.
Colleges in New York State are 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.
- A record of meningococcal meningitis immunization within the past 5 years OR
- An acknowledgment of meningococcal disease risks and refusal of meningococcal meningitis immunization signed by the student or student’s parent or guardian.
Prior to the first day of class, students must provide documentation that proves they have received the required immunizations. In order to maintain Department of Health compliance, the Center is responsible for following up with students who do not submit their medical records. Copies of medical records can be provided to students who have graduated or are transferring.
Although no longer required, St. Joseph’s University, New York strongly recommends all in-person students stay up to date with the COVID-19 vaccination series as defined by CDC to promote the overall health, safety and welfare of the University community.
For additional information, please contact:
Lindsay Monaco, M.P.H
Immunization Compliance Manager