New York State Public Health Law 2165 requires that all college students born on or after January 1, 1957, and taking more than (6) credit hours, provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella.
Proof of immunity may be accomplished by providing official documentation of (2) measles vaccines; (1) mumps vaccine, and (1) rubella vaccine; or (2) MMR vaccines; or serologic proof of immunity.
Villa Maria College strongly recommends the meningitis vaccine, especially for those students who will be residing at Collegiate Village.
New York State Public Health Law also requires colleges to distribute information about meningitis and vaccination to all students enrolled for at least (6) credit hours. The meningitis response form must be completed and returned to the Health Center indicating proof of vaccination or declination of the meningitis vaccine.
Failure to comply with immunization law will result in disciplinary action including a hold placed on the student’s account, prohibiting class attendance, withholding grades and transcripts, and the inability to register for future semesters.
Questions regarding the Public Health Laws and vaccination requirements should be directed to the registered nurse in the Health Center. A self-completed health report is requested of all students. The report is kept in confidentiality in the Health Center. The report can be found in the information packet sent with the acceptance letter from the Admission Department.
Students in the Physical Therapist Assistant program require a more comprehensive report. That form will also be included in the admissions packet for the appropriate students.