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Required Immunizations

All students are required to comply with the immunization laws established by New York State. New York State Public Law 2651 requires that 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 immunity to measles (rubeola), mumps, and rubella (German measles).

Skidmore College also requires dates of completion of your Tetanus-Diphtheria or Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis booster within the past 10 years.

NEW STUDENTS registering for the first time have 30 days (45 days for international students and out of state residents) from the first day of classes to comply. Students who do not comply will have a hold placed on their account, preventing registration for their next semester of classes.

Information on the following vaccines can be found at the CDC website.

Vaccines                                           Cost at Health Services  

MMR (Measles, Mumps, & Rubella)

First dose of vaccine(s) must be given within 4 days of first birthday or later, and dose #2 given at least 28 days after dose #1.



Most recent booster (required within past 10 years)


Click here for policy regarding Religious Exemptions.

Recommended Immunizations

Community living on a college campus supports an environment where sharing of illness can occur. Therefore, although they are not required, Health Services recommends immunization against Bacterial Meningitis, Hepatitis B and Polio.

New York State Public Health Law 2167, established July 22nd, 2003 requires academic institutions to distribute information pertaining to the meningococcal disease vaccination to all students registered for six or more credits. Although a vaccine is not mandatory, all students are required to submit a response as to the status of the meningococcal disease.

Vaccines                                   Cost at Health Services  

Bacterial Meningitis  

CDC Recommendations for Meningitis B & ACWY Vaccination


Hepatitis B


Other Immunizations Offered

Vaccines Cost at Health Services

Hepatitis A                              


Hepatitis A & B combined - Twinrix               


Oral Typhoid (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.             

Further information can be found at