Do I really need immunization records?
Yes, you do need them!!! The New York State Public Health Law #2165 requires all students taking six or more credits, born on or after January 1, 1957, to provide proof of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella as follows:
Rubella: One dose of live rubella vaccine received on or after first birthday.
What about Menningitis?
Menningitis: New York State Public Health #2167 also requires post secondary students to understand the risks and recommendations of meningocococcal meningitis vaccination.
Meningitis among teens and young adults 15 to 24 year old age, has more than doubled since 1991. The disease usually strikes about 3, 000 Americans each year and claims the lives of about 300 people nationally. Between 100 and 125 meningitis cases occur on college campuses and as many as 15 students will die from the disease each year.
There is currently one vaccine, Menactra, Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) , licensed in 2005, available in the U.S. This vaccine protects against four types of the bacteria that cause meningococccal disease in the Unitied States. These types of bacteria account for nearly two thirds of meningitis cases among college students. Vaccines are available at:
All students entering SUNY Fredonia are required to complete and sign thesection of the Student Health History Form in order to be compliant with the New York State Regulation.
What about a PPD (Mantoux) Tuberculin Skin Test?
This test is Required within the last 12 months...
***If positive, a chest x-ray done in the USA is required. Please include a copy of the chest x-ray report. ****
How do I go about getting my immunization records?
Immunization records are usually available through you pediatrician's office, your primary care physicians office, previous colleges that you may have attended, and through your high school. It is important to remember that immunization records are not automatically forwarded to SUNY Fredonia when you transfer. Due to medical confidentiality, you must request them to be forwarded separately from transcripts and other information.
You should have these records sent or faxed to:
How to I obtain the immunization records that SUNY Fredonia already has on file: