Health Requirements

To protect your health, the health of the campus community and to be compliant with the New York State (NYS) Public Health Laws, all students (unless 100% online, see details below) MUST provide the mandatory health requirements.

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New York State Public Health Law requires that all students registered for six or more credits show proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) and either have the meningitis vaccination (ACWY) within 5 years or decline it. Non-compliance with this law will result in student withdrawal from classes. Persons born prior to January 1, 1957, are exempt from this requirement.

Students must provide the following health documentation:

Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR)

  • Measles Documentation Required: Two dates of immunization on or after the first birthday or date and results of positive measles titer
  • Mumps Documentation Required: Date of immunization on or after the first birthday or date and results of positive mumps titer
  • Rubella Documentation Required: Date of immunization on or after the first birthday or date and results of positive rubella titer.

Meningitis

Meningitis Documentation Required:

  • Meningitis (ACWY) – One date of immunization within the last 5 years

 OR

  • Completed AND signed Meningococcal Information Response Form indicating acknowledgement of meningococcal disease risks and refusal of meningococcal meningitis immunization signed by the student (or student’s parent/guardian if under 18 years old).

The Meningococcal Information Response Form MUST be returned IF vaccine documentation by a healthcare professional is NOT provided.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

Effective August 23, 2021, all SUNY students who intend to engage in-person at a SUNY campus or facility must receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

Physical Examination

All students taking 12 or more credits must provide a physical examination (with complete review of systems) completed and signed or stamped within the last 2 years by either a physician, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant. A physical exam is required for all part-time students that utilize services at the Wellness Center.

New York State Public Health Law requires that all students registered for six or more credits show proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) and either have the meningitis vaccination (ACWY) within 5 years or decline it. Non-compliance with this law will result in student withdrawal from classes. Persons born prior to January 1, 1957, are exempt from this requirement.

Students must provide the following health documentation:

Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR)

  • Measles Documentation Required: Two dates of immunization on or after the first birthday or date and results of positive measles titer
  • Mumps Documentation Required: Date of immunization on or after the first birthday or date and results of positive mumps titer
  • Rubella Documentation Required: Date of immunization on or after the first birthday or date and results of positive rubella titer.

Meningitis

Meningitis Documentation Required:

  • Meningitis (ACWY) – One date of immunization within the last 5 years

 OR

  • Completed AND signed Meningococcal Information Response Form indicating acknowledgement of meningococcal disease risks and refusal of meningococcal meningitis immunization signed by the student (or student’s parent/guardian if under 18 years old).

The Meningococcal Information Response Form MUST be returned IF vaccine documentation by a healthcare professional is NOT provided.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

Effective August 23, 2021, all SUNY students who intend to engage in-person at a SUNY campus or facility must receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

Physical Examination

All students taking 12 or more credits must provide a physical examination (with complete review of systems) completed and signed or stamped within the last 2 years by either a physician, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant. A physical exam is required for all part-time students that utilize services at the Wellness Center.

There are no health requirements for students who are fully online.

If you are a student taking 6 or more credits of a hybrid course, you may need to be on campus and you must comply with health requirements. These students should refer to the "I am part-time on campus (6 credits or more)" dropdown on this webpage.

Certain student populations must follow specific health requirements:

Nursing Department & Health Information Management students are required to send ALL your health requirements to the Wellness Center. We work collaboratively with the College of Health Science Department staff regarding the health requirements to attend college and the additional health requirements as a healthcare provider.

Health Requirements for College of Health Science Students (pdf)

Please send ALL your health requirements to the Wellness Center AND up load them into the Athletic Department software Privit. Please reference this website for details: https://wildcats.sunypoly.edu/information/athletic_training/2017-18_AT_Docs/Medical_Forms_Page.

Health records are not automatically forwarded with your academic transcript. You must request your health records be sent to SUNY Poly Wellness Center.

To obtain your health records for SUNY Poly, you can:

  • Ask your healthcare provider (physician, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant) to either provide you a copy or request that they send us a copy of your health records. Your healthcare provider’s office may request that you complete a “Release of Medical Information” letter permitting them to share your health information. Health documents should be sent to the SUNY Poly Wellness Center.
  • Ask your former high school or college to send your immunization documents to the SUNY Poly Wellness Center. These records must be kept for at least seven years.
  • If you are serving or have served in the military, please provide us your health records. It is not uncommon for a delay in receiving your health information from the military. We need to know this. Please contact our office and we will work with you to meet the health requirements.

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