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.

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. 

NOTE: 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.

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 the Wellness Center/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).
  • 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.
  • Required for health science students
    Tuberculosis (TB) Evaluation Policy: all health science students must undergo a TB skin test (PPD) within three months of the semester start date.
  • Recommended (not required)
    Tetanus or Tetanus/Diphtheria: at least one vaccination within the last 10 years.

All immunization forms submitted to Health Services must have an original signature or a practice stamp. Photocopied signatures and stamps are not accepted. Also, all immunization information should be sent to Health Services at least one month prior to registration. The address is: Health Services, Siek Campus Center Suite 270, Hudson Valley Community College, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY 12180.

A student who does not submit required immunization records 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.

Immunization Clinics

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Health Services

Siek Campus Center, Suite 270

Fax: (518) 629-7471

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