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.
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:
We will accept any one of the following documentation of your MMR vaccinations:
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.