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Immunization & Meningitis Requirements
In accordance with New York State Public Health Law 2165, Fredonia requires that all incoming degree-seeking students (undergraduate and graduate) born on or after January 1, 1957 must provide proof of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella. The state also requires that all students receive information about meningococcal disease and have made an informed decision about whether or not to receive immunization against meningococcal disease.
- Students born prior to 1/1/1957 are exempt from providing proof of immunization.
- Medical reasons: For a temporary or permanent medical exemption, the student must submit a signed statement from a health care provider that includes the reason, specific immunizations that apply, and an end date for the exemption.
- Religious reasons: For a religious exemption, the student must submit documentation of a sincerely held religious belief. Statements from parents/guardians will only be accepted if the student is less than 18 years of age.
Note: Students with medical, religious, or military exception will be allowed to register for & attend classes: however, those students who are not documented to Fredonia as immune may be excluded from campus in the event of a measles, mumps or rubella outbreak, per New York State Department of Health policies.
Measles, Mumps, Rubella
Students must provide an official record of their measles, mumps, and rubella immunity before registering for classes. Records may be obtained from the student's past or current health care provider, previous school or university, public health department or government agency. The following information describes the proof of immunity required for measles, mumps, and rubella:
- TWO doses of Measles vaccine (or two doses of combined MMR vaccine) given on or after the first birthday, and at least 28 days apart; or
- Physician documented history of the disease; or
- Serologic evidence of immunity (positive blood titers); or
- One dose of Mumps vaccine (or combined MMR vaccine) on or after the first birthday, given after January 1, 1969, or
- Physician documented history of disease; or
- Serologic evidence of immunity (positive blood titers)
- One dose of Rubella vaccine (or combined MMR vaccine) on or after the first birthday, given after January 1, 1969, or
- Serologic evidence of immunity (positive blood titers). (Note: History of illness is not acceptable).
We will accept any one of the following documentation of your MMR vaccinations:
- A copy of your immunizations (including actual dates) on an official government/school letterhead — the simplest place to obtain this may be from your most recently attended high school or college; OR
- A copy of your immunizations (including actual dates) on physician’s letterhead, which includes printed name, address and telephone number; OR
- Have a blood test to confirm immunity. Please note: a copy of the lab report must be provided to Student Health Services.
Please note that the documentation must be in English and must have students name and date of birth.
The MMR vaccination is available at the Chautauqua County Health Department. There phone number for making an appointment is (716) 363-3680.
Students must verify that they have received information about meningococcal disease and have made an informed decision about whether or not to receive vaccination against meningococcal disease. Students comply by reading the required information regarding meningitis, and completing the meningococcal information response on the Health History form. The student is considered compliant with the requirement whether they received the vaccination or declined it.
Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Student Health Center
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3131 phone
(716) 673-4722 fax