All students matriculated in a degree program, enrolled for 6 or more credits, and participating in classes on a campus at Pace University must comply with the New York State Department of Health immunization requirements for admission (and continuation) as a Pace student detailed below.
Students enrolled solely in online courses are not required to be in compliance. Once registered for a course requiring attendance on campus, these students must meet all requirements.
Students will not be allowed to register or attend classes unless they are in full compliance with the requirements of the New York State Department of Health Public Health Laws regarding Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Meningitis. A completed Immunization Requirement Form must be submitted.
New York State Public Health Law (NYS PHL 2167) requires institutions, including colleges and universities, to distribute information about meningococcal disease and vaccination to all students meeting the enrollment criteria, whether they live on or off campus.
Pace University is required to maintain a record of the following for each student:
- Certificate of Immunization for meningococcal meningitis disease; or
- A response to receipt of meningococcal meningitis disease and vaccine information signed by the student or the student's parent or guardian; AND, EITHER
- Self-reported or parent recall of meningococcal meningitis immunization within the past 10 years of the student’s first date of enrollment at Pace University; or
- An acknowledgement of meningococcal disease risks and refusal of meningococcal meningitis immunization signed by the student or student's parent or guardian.
Pace University strongly encourages first-year resident students to receive the meningitis vaccination. Students may submit this requirement electronically at: http://www.pace.edu/paperless.
The University Health Care Center does not offer the meningitis vaccine.
Measles, Mumps and Rubella
PHL 2165 requires that students born on or after January 1, 1957 provide proof of immunizations to register for classes. Students eligible for a birth exemption, medical exemption, or religious exemption must check off the appropriate box in Part Three of the Immunization Requirement Form and submit the necessary documentation.
- Measles –2 doses given after 1968, after your first birthday and at least 28 days apart (the first dose is considered Day 0)
- Mumps– 1 dose
Rubella– 1 dose
Acceptable Proof of Immunity:
- Vaccination card from childhood
- Immunization records from your health care provider
- High school's immunization records
- Physician documented proof of disease (proof of disease is not acceptable for rubella)
- A dated lab report reflecting blood tests proving immunity to Measles, Mumps and Rubella (a.k.a. Blood Antibody Titer)
Please be aware that New York State immunization requirements may differ from those of other states and you may need to receive additional vaccinations in order to be in compliance.
Records need to:
- Clearly indicate the vaccines, dates, name and location of the doctor or clinic
- Be stamped and signed by the doctor or clinic
Be easily readable
MMR Vaccination is available at the University Health Care Center for $15. These offices can also process blood antibody titer tests for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella.
By Mail: **
OSA – Immunization Compliance
One Pace Plaza,
New York, New York 10038
** Do not mail your records to any other office. It will delay processing and/or notification of any illegible or incomplete documentation.
Completed Immunization Requirement Forms may be dropped off at the OSA/Student Solutions Center at your home campus.
(914) 989-8309: include name, student ID number and telephone number.
Send scanned documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requesting Copies of Immunization Records
HEALTH RECORD RETENTION:All students are encouraged to establish a file for their medical records. Immunization documents are retained by the University for two (2) years only.
REQUEST FOR IMMUNIZATION RECORDS POLICY:There is no charge for each copy of immunization records. Requests will be completed within 10 business days of receipt. The student’s signature must be on each request.
Forms, Fact Sheets, and Links
Immunization Requirement Form
- Online Meningitis-Only Compliance form
Immunization Record Request Form
- Online Record Request Form
- Measles, Mumps and Rubella Fact Sheet
- Meningococcal Meningitis Fact Sheet