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Immunization Requirements

Immunizations for Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)

New York State Public Health Law 2165 requires all students entering a post-secondary institution to provide their health services center with proof of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella. This law applies to students born on or after January 1, 1957, who are registered for 6 or more credits (or its equivalent) regardless of degree or non-degree status at a CUNY campus.

Acceptable proof of immunity includes:

  • Immunization cards/records from childhood (signed and stamped)

  • Immunization records from previously attended schools

  • Signed and stamped records from health care provider, or a copy of a dated lab report (also known as titer or serology) showing positive immunity to measles, mumps and rubella. 

Meningococcal Meningitis Disease

Public Health Law 2167 requires institutions, including colleges and universities, to distribute information about meningococcal disease and vaccination to all students registering for 6 or more credits, whether they live on or off campus. Hunter College of the City University of New York is required to maintain a record of the following for each student:

a) Response to receipt of meningococcal disease and vaccine information signed by the student or student’s parent or guardian (if student is under 18 years old)

b) Record of meningococcal meningitis immunization within the past 5 years; OR

c) Acknowledgment of meningococcal disease risks and refusal of meningococcal meningitis immunization signed by the student. Students can submit this information electronically through their CUNYfirst account or by completing Parts 1 and 3 of the Immunization Records office Immunization Form. To learn more about meningitis and the vaccine, please consult physician using the Health Services Immunization Form or can do so electronically through their CUNYfirst account. To learn more about meningitis and the vaccine, please consult  physician. You can also find information about the disease at

 Link for the Immunization Form: The form must be returned to the Immunizations Records Office, Room 307 Hunter North. For updated office hours call (212) 772-4800 or email For further information please visit: health services

Noncompliance of Immunization Requirements

Please note that students will not be allowed to continue at Hunter if they are not compliant with immunization requirements within 30 days from the first scheduled day of classes.