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New York State & Skidmore College Immunization Policy

All students are required to comply with the immunization laws established by New York State and Skidmore College.

  • New York State Public Law 2651 requires all students who are enrolled at least half-time (six credits), and
    who were born on or after January 1, 1957 provide the College with documentation of vaccination or immunity (titers) to Measles (Rubeola), Mumps, and Rubella (German Measles).
  • Skidmore College requires students be vaccinated for Meningitis and provide dates for Menactra or Menveo (ACWY).
  • Skidmore College requires students provide dates of TD (Tetanus-Diphtheria) or Tdap (Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis) booster within the past 10 years.
  • Religious Exemption Policy 

New York State Department of Health Recent Legislation Regarding Vaccine Requirements
On June 13, 2019, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children. 

Does this new legislation apply to my child attending college?
The new legislation did not change the vaccination requirements for college attendance. Students attending college in NYS can still obtain a religious exemption. The Department requires that every student attending college be vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), unless the student has a valid religious or medical exemption.

Information on vaccines can be found at the CDC website including Meningitis B and ACWY.

For vaccine availability in your area check with your healthcare provider, local public health office, pharmacy or vaccinefinder.org.

REquired IMMUNIZATIONS

MMR (Measles, Mumps, & Rubella)

1st dose on or after 1st birthday AND
2nd dose at least 28 days after 1st dose

Meningitis - Menactra or Menveo (ACWY)

1st dose over age 12 AND
2nd dose over age 16 OR
1 dose within the last 5 years

Tdap (Tetanus-Diptheria-Pertussis) OR
TD (Tetanus-Diptheria)

Most recent booster required within past 10 years

Recommended Immunizations

Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) - Garasil
Meningitis (Bexsero & Trumenba) - vaccines are in addition to the required vaccines Menactra or Menveo (ACWY).
Polio
Varicella

Immunizations Offered at health services

Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis A & B
Meningitis (Menveo ACWY)
MMR
Tdap
Typhoid, Oral (Vivotif Berna)

Tuberculosis Testing/PPD

Tuberculosis Testing/PPD – available for $10.00; requires a return visit for interpretation of results in two to three days. PPD testing is often required for travel, internships, employment in healthcare and childcare facilities. Students PPD results can be found at the online student health portal.  

CDC TB Fact Sheet