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College Health Services

Immunization Requirements

To protect the health and well-being of the campus community, matriculated students are required to have health and immunization information on file with College Health Services. Any matriculated or non-matriculated student born on or after January 1, 1957 who is taking more than five credit hours is required by New York state to provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella. Proof can be obtained though valid immunizations and positive blood titers. According to the New York State Department of Health, students who are taking distance learning courses and do not attend classes on campus or at our satellite sites do not have to comply with these requirements.

For the following diseases, proper immunization is defined as:

MEASLES - Two vaccinations after your first birthday and on or after January 1, 1968, at least 30 days apart OR A blood test that proves immunity.

MENINGITIS - Students in New York State are not required to have a meningitis immunization to attend college but they must have a signed Meningitis Response Form on file in the College Health Service. When you sign the form you are testifying that you received meningitis information from us. The meningitis information and the form are available at "Meningitis on Campus."

MUMPS - At least one vaccination after your first birthday (a vaccination for mumps was not available until 1969) OR A blood test that proves immunity.

RUBELLA - At least one vaccination after your first birthday (a vaccination for rubella was not available until 1969) OR A blood test that proves immunity.

TETANUS or TETANUS/DIPHTHERIA - At least one vaccination within the last 10 years.

TUBERCULIN - A test within three months of registration at Hudson Valley.

All immunization forms submitted to College Health Services must have an original signature or stamp. Photocopied signatures and stamps are not accepted. Also, all immunization information should be sent to Health Service at least one month prior to registration. The address is: College Health Services, Hudson Valley Community College, Fitzgibbons Center - Room 146, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY 12180.

For additional information, contact College Health Services at (518) 629-7468 or healthservice@hvcc.edu.