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Immunization Requirements for Students


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Immunization Requirements for Students

Immunization Requirements for Students

Please Note:  As of April 2023, The State University of New York (SUNY) has announced the end of the emergency COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Proof of COVID vaccination will no longer be required to register for in person classes effective as of the 2023 Summer Semester (May 30, 2023).

For more information regarding this please see:  https://www.fmcc.edu/about/about-fm/covid-19-updates-and-resources/

New York State immunization requirements for college students are explained below.

1. MENINGITIS – Your signature is required on the attached form:

Colleges must, according to NYS Public Health Law 2167, notify ALL students registered for six or more credits of the risks of the disease meningococcal meningitis. The Immunization Record Form contains literature about meningitis, its symptoms, risks, and vaccination options. Although a vaccine is not mandatory, all students who are enrolled at least half-time (six credits) must sign Part I: Meningococcal Meningitis Response acknowledging that you have obtained a shot or have chosen not to be immunized. Since this law is primarily to educate students, there are no exemptions based on age, medical status or religious beliefs. Everyone enrolled in six or more credits must sign the Meningitis Response form. Students under age 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the response form.

2. MEASLES/MUMPS/RUBELLA – Proof of immunity must be submitted:

NYS Public Health Law 2165 requires students born on or after January 1, 1957, and who are registered for six or more credits to provide documentation of immunity against Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, and Rubella (German Measles). Health records/immunization records may typically be obtained from your high school, doctor’s office, baby record book, or immunization clinic record card. All records must be signed by a health care professional/practitioner in order to be official. The Immunization Record Form Part II: Proof of Measles, Mumps & Rubella explains the specific requirements of the law including acceptable proof of immunity.  If your doctor or school nurse uses his or her own immunization form, please include your social security number on the form and current name (if original records are under another name).

Please submit the appropriate immunization forms to the FM Registrar’s Office prior to the start of classes.

In Person: Bring to the Registrar’s Office – Student Development Center (N107)

By Mail:
Fulton-Montgomery Community College,
Attention:  Registrar
2805 State Highway 67
Johnstown, New York 12095

By Fax: (518) 762-4334

Please call the FM Registrar’s Office at (518) 736-3622, x8141 or x8700 if you have any questions.