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
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
MUMPS - At least one vaccination after your first birthday (a
vaccination for mumps was not available until 1969) OR A blood test that
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.