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.
For vaccine availability in your area check with your healthcare provider, local public
health office, pharmacy or vaccinefinder.org.
MMR (Measles, Mumps, & Rubella)
1st dose on or after 1st birthday AND
Meningitis - Menactra or Menveo (ACWY)
1st dose over age 12 AND
Tdap (Tetanus-Diptheria-Pertussis) OR
Most recent booster required within past 10 years
HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) - Garasil
Meningitis (Bexsero & Trumenba) - vaccines are in addition to the required vaccines Menactra or Menveo (ACWY).
Immunizations Offered at health services
Hepatitis A & B
Meningitis (Menveo ACWY)
Typhoid, Oral (Vivotif Berna)
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.