Stony Brook University Immunization Policy
All students (Undergraduate, Transfer, Graduate, SPD students, Certificate Program students and Distance Learners) must return a completed Health History / Immunization form, demonstrating compliance with immunization requirements within 16 days after the first day of classes. If the student does not comply with the requirement by the 16th day, the Registrar will block future registration. If a New York State resident student has not complied by the 30th day of the semester, and the student is taking 6 or more credits, the Registrar will disenroll these students. Out of state resident students and international students who are taking 6 or more credits have 45 days to comply. If they do not comply by the 45th day the Registrar will disenroll these students.
Students born before 1957 are exempt from the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine requirement.
Students studying in another country who are not studying in a group setting do not need to comply with the policy.
* Note: These immunization requirements exceed those established by the NYS Public Health Law, and include all part-time students.*
Public health requirements
Mumps, Measles, Rubella
New York State law requires proof that students born after January 1, 1957, taking at least six credit hours per semester have had measles/mumps/ rubella vaccination. Students must have either the combination vaccine or individual vaccinations. For proof of immunization, only an official record (such as a school immunization record) or a statement signed by the students health-care provider can be accepted.
Combination vaccine: two doses of live vaccine administered on or after the first birthday.
Measles: two doses of live vaccine administered on or after the first birthday; or protective-antibody titer result;or physician-diagnosed history of disease.
Mumps: one dose of live vaccine administered on or after the first birthday; or protective-antibody titer result; or physician-diagnosed history of disease.
Rubella: one dose of live vaccine; or protective-antibody titer result (NOTE: previous clinical diagnosis of Rubella is not acceptable proof).
Public health requirements- Meningitis
All students (Undergraduate, Transfer, Graduate, SPD students, Certificate Program students, and Distance Learners) must verify by their signature that they have received information about meningococcal disease and have made an informed decision about whether or not to receive immunization against meningococcal disease. Student must demonstrate compliance with this requirement within 30 days after the first day of classes. The Registrar will deregister students who fail to comply with this health requirement by the 30th day of the semester.
Student may comply with this law by reading the required information regarding meningitis, and completing the meningococcal vaccination response form. This can be done by:
Online form: Students can access this through their SOLAR account.
For those that are under the age of 18 or just wish to submit a paper form (pdf): Students can print the form, fill it out, bring it in, fax, or mail it to the Student Health Service. Those under age 18 must have a parent / guardian sign the form.