Finger Lakes Community College policy requires students attending the College to show proof of immunity* against measles, mumps and rubella. Persons born before January 1, 1957 are exempt. The Law will not permit continued attendance by individuals failing to present the required proof by the 30th day of the semester. Students who have not submitted proof of immunity by the 30th day will be administratively withdrawn from classes. Students who have been administratively withdrawn and are seeking to be reinstated must contact Student Health Services. Noncompliance can jeopardize course completion, future registrations, financial aid eligibility and refunds of tuition or fees. In the event that an outbreak of one of the illnesses noted above occurs, access to College facilities will be restricted only to those having proof of immunity. Persons requiring additional information or having questions relative to health or religious matters, should direct their inquiries to Student Health Services or call (585)785-1297.
All students (except Gemini) enrolled in courses at the College must also receive information on meningococcal meningitis disease and vaccine availability. The student or parent of a minor child must sign and return to Student Health Services a meningitis response form indicating that they have received the meningitis information, and have either (1) had the vaccine, or (2) decline to receive the vaccine.
The meningitis response can also be completed electronically on your Web Advisor account, listed under “Registration.”
If you are taking all of your courses online, you are exempt from the above immunization requirements. If you also take courses on campus, you must complete the immunization requirements.
*Proof of Immunity:
Two doses of live measles vaccine (given 1968 or after). The first dose must have been given on or after 12 months of age. The second dose must have been given on or after 15 months of age.
One dose of live mumps vaccine received on or after the first birthday.
One dose of live rubella vaccine received on or after the first birthday.
The student may submit a physician's note and signature verifying a documented history of measles and mumps or serologic evidence of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella (certified medical laboratory report that states "antibodies are positive or demonstrate a level of immunity.") Students must check with their physician or high school to obtain immunization records (baby records from parents which do not contain a physician or health care provider signature are unacceptable as proof of immunization). Proof of honorable discharge from the armed services within ten years from the date of application to the College shall qualify as a certificate enabling the student to attend the institution pending actual receipt of immunization records.