Immunization Policy

Immunization Policy




Director of Admissions





Effective Date:

//January 1, 2010

Implementation History:


Admissions, Immunization

Background Information:

This information has always been provided on the college's webpage for admissions. 


SUNY Empire State University has a policy regarding requirements of immunizations listed on the admissions webpage but not on the University's policy webpage. By providing this link here, all policies can be accessed from one page. 



To view the University's information and requirements for immunization please visit Immunization Information

NYS Public Health Law 2165 requires that all students born on or after Jan. 1, 1957, registered for 6 or more credits of coursework such as independent study, study group or residency, provide the university with proof of immunization against measles, mumps and rubella, or obtain an exemption for religious or medical reasons.

NYS Public Health Law 2167 requires colleges and universities to distribute information about meningococcal disease and vaccination to all students, regardless of age, and maintain a meningitis vaccination record and/or response for each student.

Empire State University student enrollment records are subject to audit each term for immunization non-compliance. All students who meet this requirement in any given term will be notified by email and will not be able to register for future courses without proof of immunization.

Applicable Legislation and Regulations

New York State Public Health Law 2165 and Law 2167

Related References, Policies, Procedures, Forms and Appendices

To comply, review Empire State University's Immunization Requirement

Immunization Requirement Frequently Asked Questions