Stony Brook University Immunization Policy
All students attending courses on Stony Brook campus must submit a completed Immunization History Form, demonstrating compliance with New York State Health Laws. This documentation should be received by Stony Brook Student Health at least 3 weeks prior to enrollment. If a student does not comply with this requirement, a hold will be placed on their student (SOLAR) account and further enrollment will be prohibited. This hold will remain until the requirement has been met.
If a New York State resident student has not complied with this requirement by the 30th day of the semester, and the student is enrolled for 6 or more credits or hourly equivalent, the Registrar will be notified and the student will be de-registered.
If an Out of State resident student or International student has and not complied with this requirement by the 45th day of the semester, and the student is enrolled for 6 or more credits or hourly equivalent, the Registrar will be notified and the student will be de-registered.
Students enrolled for less than 6 credits will not be de-registered, however a block will be placed on their account prohibiting any further enrollment.
- Students born prior to 01/01/1957 are exempt from this requirement
- Students that will not attend ANY on campus courses are exempt from this requirement
Stony Brook University Policy also requires that a Health Form be completed and submitted at the start of the semester.
**NOTE: These immunization requirements exceed those established by the NYS Public Health Law 2165
Public health requirements – Mumps, Measles, Rubella
New York State Health Law 2165 and Stony Brook University Policy requirements – Measles, Mumps and Rubella:
Measles Vaccines: (2) doses of live vaccine administered at least 361 days after birth and at least 28 days apart; or protective antibody titer result; or physician documented history of disease
Mumps Vaccine: (1) dose of live vaccine administered at least 361 days after birth; or protective antibody titer result; or physician documented history of disease
Rubella Vaccine: (1) dose of live vaccine administered at least 361 days after birth; or protective antibody titer result (NOTE: previous clinical diagnosis of Rubella is not acceptable proof of immunity)
These vaccines may have been administered as combination of (1) MMR vaccine and (1) Measles vaccine.
Stony Brook University will accept the submission of a copy of official documentation of immunization history (childhood immunization history) in lieu of a completed Stony Brook Immunization Form
**NOTE:Measles vaccines administered prior to 1/1/1968 must state live virus to be compliant
Mumps and Rubella administered prior to 1/1/1969 must state live virus to be compliant
New York State Health Law 2167 – Meningitis
All students attending courses on Stony Brook campus, 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. All students must demonstrate compliance with this requirement by the 30th day of the semester. This includes New York State residents as well as Non New York State residents and International Students. The Registrar will de-register any student enrolled for 6 or more credits or hourly equivalent that is not in compliance with this requirement by the 30th day of the semester.
Students may comply with this law by reading the required information regarding meningitis, and completing the meningococcal vaccination response form. This can be done by:
- Electronically: this form may be signed electronically through the students’ SOLAR account. If any only if the student is 18 years of age or older.
For those students that are under 18 or wish to submit a paper form (pdf). The form may be printed, completed by parent or guardian if the student is under 18, or completed by the student if 18 or over. The form may then be sent to Student Health by mail, fax or hand delivered