Tompkins Cortland Community College

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Immunization Requirements

To protect the health and well-being of the Tompkins Cortland campus population, students enrolled in six or more credits on any campus location are required by New York State to have completed immunization records on file in the Tompkins Cortland Student Health Center. Students who do not have completed immunization records on file will be medically withdrawn from classes within two weeks after the start of the semester. *

Tompkins Cortland Community College
Student Health Center
170 North Street
P.O. Box 139
Dryden, NY 13053

Fax: 607.844.6533 – for scanned immunization records

Students may have our Student Immunization Record Form filled out by their Health Care Provider or provide other valid immunization record documentation.

If you are taking classes exclusively online you do not have to comply with these requirements, according to the New York State Public Health Law.

Mandatory immunization requirements

The Meningitis Response

Students must either:

MMR documentation

This must be validated by a healthcare provider.


  • Measles. You must have valid proof of having had two doses of live measles vaccine on or after one’s first birthday and at least 30 days apart.
  • Mumps. You must have valid proof of one mumps vaccine on or after your first birthday.
  • Rubella. You must have valid proof of one rubella vaccine on or after your first birthday.
  • Positive Blood Titers for measles, mumps, and rubella. Attach lab results.
  • History of measles or mumps. Must be verified by a health care provider. History of rubella is not acceptable.

Where can I get a copy of my immunization records?

  • Your Health Care Provider - must be signed/stamped by health care provider.
  • Childhood record - must be signed/stamped by health care provider.
  • High School or College Record - Sometimes immunizations are on transcripts.
  • Military Immunization Record

Students needing two MMRs

Students must provide proof of appointments for the MMR vaccination series in order to be considered “in process.”  Proof of vaccination must be received by Tompkins Cortland Health Services after administration of the vaccine to remain compliant. Failure to comply will result in medical withdrawal from classes.

Religious Exemption

Persons who hold genuine and sincere religious beliefs contrary to immunization after:

Submitting an exemption form that is notarized

Exemption forms are also available in the Student Health Center (Room 118A).

Declining the Meningitis Vaccine on our Student Immunization Record Form.

Other immunizations may be required or highly recommended depending on your area of travel.

*Public Health Law Article 21, Title IV, Section 2165-Immunization: All students born on or after January 1, 1957 and registering for 6 or more credits and attending New York State colleges/universities must provide proof of measles, mumps and rubella immunizations.

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