Immunization Requirements

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:  Although the Covid-19 vaccine is not required for college students at this time, we do recommend getting vaccinated.  In addition to gaining protection against Covid related illness, individuals that are fully vaccinated are not required to quarantine if they are exposed to a Covid positive person. 

It has been announced that SUNY students taking classes in person will be required to be vaccinated for Covid-19,  but this will go into effect after the vaccine has received full FDA approval.   We are still awaiting formal guidance from SUNY on this requirement.  

Everyone over the age of 12 that lives in, or attends school in New York State, is now eligible to receive the Covid vaccine.  Only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for use in those that are ages 12 - 16. To register go to  Am - I - Eligible  or go to one of NY state's mass vaccination sites which are now offering walk-in vaccinations.    Students may call the health office with questions at 607-962-9257 or email

Current Immunization Requirements for SUNY CCC students:  New York State has two Public Health Laws (PHL) that SUNY Corning Community College and its students are required to follow.  The health office works to ensure that all students who are taking 6 or more credit hours, are in compliance with this law.

Public Health Law 2165 requires students to submit proof of immunization, or the absence of susceptibility to Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (German Measles). This PHL applies to all students born on or after January 1, 1957 who are taking 6 or more credit hours. Students born before January 1, 1957 do not need to prove absence of susceptibility. 

Public Health Law 2167 states that all students must prove that they have received information about the risk of meningitis, and that they are aware there is a vaccine that could reduce this risk. Evidence of a meningitis vaccine within the last 5 years or a signed waiver declining the vaccination satisfies this statute.  A 30 day grace period will be extended if the student indicates in writing that they will receive the vaccine.  

All students, regardless of credit hours, are encouraged to submit a Student Immunization Record which can be obtained from the Health Office, Enrollment Advising Center, or the Welcome Desk at the Elmira campus.

Proof of Immunity to Measles, Mumps, and Rubella can be satisfied by providing a copy of your vaccination record and should include evidence of:

  • Two doses of a LIVE Measles vaccine given no more than 4 days prior to the student's first birthday, and the second dose given a minimum of 28 days after the first dose.
  • One dose of a LIVE Mumps vaccine given no more than 4 days prior to the student's first birthday.
  • One dose of a LIVE Rubella vaccine given no more than 4 days prior to the student's first birthday.


Most students born after January 1972 have received two MMR's which is the equivalent of receiving:

  • Two doses of Measles
  • Two doses of Mumps
  • Two doses of Rubella


If you do not have your vaccination records the following agencies may be able to assist you: 

  • County Health Department  
  • High school health office
  • Military Records 
  • Previous College Health Office  
  • State immunization registry
  • Pediatrician or MD office

If you are unable to obtain your immunization records there are lab tests that can prove immunity.  Speak with your healthcare provider to obtain these tests.   


Nursing students, Police Academy Cadets, and Athletes are required to submit additional health forms which include a physical and proof of additional vaccines. Contact the applicable department to request details and deadlines for submitting. 

Nursing Department: 607-962-9241
Athletics:  607-962-9318, Director of Athletics, Isaac Bushey
Criminal Justice Department: 607-937-1307


More information on immunization laws from the New York State Department of Health

Any student that remains non-compliant with PHL 2165 and 2167 following a 30-day grace period will have a hold placed on their account.  When an adequate vaccine history and acknowledgment of meningitis education have been received in the health office, the hold will be removed. An account hold prevents students from registering, making schedule changes, and obtaining transcripts and grades, and could result in graduation delays.  In the event of a campus outbreak, all susceptible students will be barred from campus until public health officials declare it is safe to return, or when proof of vaccination has been determined. Residential students are required to submit the immunization information prior to moving in.