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Student Health Center at Lehman College

What do the NYS Public Health Laws require?

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Requirements

Public Health Law 2165 requires that students born after 12/31/1956 provide proof of the following immunizations in order to register for classes.

  • Measles – 2 immunizations given after 1968, after your first birthday and at least 28 days apart.
  • Mumps – 1 immunization
  • Rubella – 1 immunization

Acceptable Proof of Immunity

  • Vaccination card from childhood
  • Immunization records from your doctor’s office (signed and stamped by doctor or clinic)
  • High school or prior college’s immunization records
  • Citwide or Statewide Immunization Registry print-out.
  • Blood test, including original lab report, proving immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR titer)

Records must

  • clearly indicate the type of vaccine, dates of vaccine, name, and address of the doctor or clinic;
  • be stamped and signed by the doctor or clinic; and
  • be easily readable.
  • MMR vaccination is available at the Student Health Center free of charge. For students seeking MMR vaccine who do have health insurance, you may receive free vaccine at the following Dept. of Health Immunization Clinic:
  • Fort Greene Health Center 295 Flatbush Ave.-5th floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 Monday-Friday 8:30am-2pm

For directions and other information, please go to Dept. of Health Immunization Clinics

Meningitis Requirements

Public Health Law 2167 requires all colleges to provide information on Meningitis and the Meningitis vaccine.  Regardless of your age, if you have been vaccinated against Meningitis, you will only need to submit documentation of the vaccine.  If you have not been vaccinated, you may decline the vaccine, however, you MUST complete the Medical Requirements form Part 1.

The Health Center DOES NOT offer the Meningitis vaccine.