Immunizations

Immunization Requirements

In accordance with New York Public Health Law Sections 2165 and 2167, all Syracuse University students who were born on or after Tuesday, January 1, 1957, and registered for six or more credit hours or residing in University housing, must demonstrate proof of immunization for measles, mumps, rubella and meningococcal disease prior to beginning classes. If applicable, only officially translated documents are accepted.

The Barnes Center at The Arch health and wellness team must maintain a record of the following for each student:

  • Documentation of two doses of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) or proof of immunity.
  • Documentation of one dose of meningococcal meningitis ACWY vaccine within the preceding five years and after the age of 16 or a completed waiver form declining the vaccination.

For questions or additional information, please contact Medical Records by emailing health@syr.edu or by calling 315.443.2667.

Immunization Information

The following students are not required to submit proof of immunization. Approval is at the discretion of the Barnes Center at The Arch Medical Director.

  • Students born before Tuesday, January 1, 1957.
  • Students who do not reside in University housing and are registered for less than six credit hours.
  • Students exclusively matriculated in University online degree programs.
  • In accordance with New York State Public Health Law, students who submit a medical exemption waiver from a licensed physician, physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner who certifies that such immunization may be detrimental to the person’s health or otherwise medically contraindicated or a religious exemption waiver due to their genuine and sincere religious beliefs which are contrary to the practices herein required.

For questions or additional information, please contact Medical Records by emailing health@syr.edu or by calling 315.443.2667.

You may acquire records by contacting your primary care physician or previous school or institution. The health and wellness team is available to assist students who have not been vaccinated or do not have vaccination records.

For questions or additional information, please contact Medical Records by emailing health@syr.edu or by calling 315.443.2667.

Using your NetID and password, log into the Patient Portal to submit the needed health history and immunization record forms for review. Records may also be faxed to 315.443.9010. For instructions of how to submit records visit the Patient Portal page.

New students cannot access housing assignments, class schedules, parking and arrival passes until health history and immunization record forms have been submitted.

For questions or additional information, please contact Medical Records by emailing health@syr.edu or by calling 315.443.2667.

Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

The Barnes Center at The Arch health and wellness team offers a variety of vaccinations for students including the following:

  • Hepatitis A and B
  • HPV (Gardasil)
  • Influenza
  • Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)
  • Meningitis A and B
  • Tetanus/Pertussis
  • Varicella

For questions or additional information, please contact Medical Records by emailing health@syr.edu or by calling 315.443.2667.

Programs 

Learn more about annual Flu Shot Clinics and Get Yourself Tested (GYT) events in programs and find details on the Events Calendar.