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Immunization Requirements

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Background: New York State Public Health Law #2165 requires (at a minimum) that all students taking six or more credit hours, born on or after January 1, 1957, to provide proof of immunity against measles, mumps and rubella. We all know that credit course load has no bearing on communicability of a disease. Outbreaks of these communicable diseases are increasing on a national level, especially mumps. Closer to home, SUNY Plattsburgh experienced an outbreak of mumps in March 2010. Students that have not provided immunization information, or are not immune, are not allowed on campus, during an outbreak. This restriction may last for 2 weeks. Follow-up and enforcement of regulations for students with unknown immunization status is onerous during a time of disease outbreak. The law does allow for tighter local/campus regulations. Many campuses already enforce immunization requirements for ALL registered students (Binghamton). Potsdam will begin this recommended policy in fall 2011. Proposal: All students registered for classes at the College at Brockport must provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella.

Originating Committee

Student Policies

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Accepted by President Halstead 12/2/10 - Effective Fall 2011