Students who fail to comply with the immunization requirements listed below will be blocked from registration and will be reported to the Office of the Dean, which may impose additional sanctions. For more information on immunization requirements, consult the Health Services website.
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
New York State public health law requires that college and university students taking 6 or more points provide documentation of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) before their first term of study. There are several ways to document immunity. In all cases, the Columbia University MMR form must be completed and submitted to 402 John Jay Hall no later than the specified deadline, which is listed on theHealth Services website. Please note: the MMR form requires a physician's signature.
New York State public health law requires that college and university students receive information from their institutions about meningococcal meningitis and the vaccine that protects against most strains of the disease that occur on university campuses. Students must formally indicate their decision about being vaccinated. The Health Services office provides information on meningococcal meningitis and the vaccine and on how to certify the decision regarding vaccination on its website.
Additional Recommended Immunizations
Health Services recommends that students receive all routine childhood vaccinations, an updated tetanus booster, vaccination for hepatitis B (three dose series) and varicella (chicken pox). Information about receiving these vaccinations is available on the Health Services website.