University Health & Medical Services (UHMS) strives to become a vital part of your college experience and a key resource for all your health and medical needs. We are proud of the cultural diversity of our university, which also reflects varying health practices from across our nation and around the world. To this end, your safety is our primarily concern, and to ensure the overall health of our campus community, NYS Public Health Laws, 2165 (MMR Requirements) and 2167 (Meningococcal Meningitis) are strictly enforced. We value your selection of LIU Brooklyn; and therefore, our services are tailored to support you in meeting these requirements.
Compliance with the New York State Public Health Law section #2165 requires all college students to show proof of 2 doses of measles, 1 dose of mumps, and 1 dose of rubella, also referred to as MMR. Additionally, New York State Public Health Law section #2167 requires institutions, including colleges and universities, to distribute information about meningococcal disease to all students, and to maintain a signed record documenting receipt of this information, proof, and/or waiver of vaccination. Failure to submit proper documentation for one and/or both of these immunizations within 30 days of admission can result in costly fines and the possible cancellation of registration. Out-of-State Students requesting an extension, click here).
To assist our students in locating and submitting this information, documentation can usually be found via four sources:
- Childhood Immunization Records/Card;
- Childhood Pediatrician Records;
- Former Elementary and/or High School Health Records; and
- Previously attended academic institutions, may provide a copy of your immunization records.
For more information on how to location your immunization record(s) check the following sites:
Your immunization records must legibility document two (2) complete dates (month/day/year) for your MMR. If you are missing one date, you have two options;
- Obtain a MMR Booster or
- Obtain a Titre (a lab test demonstrating your level of immunities for the MMR). Titres are only accepted/valid with the actual lab results attached, and your levels must be positive, all other results will require that you receive a second MMR Booster. (For more information on Titer testing click here.
The MMR/Meningitis form (linked here) once submitted should be original, legibility dated, signed, and stamped by your doctor (doctor’s license number must be included).
Please note that you must make copies of all your documents,which can be done conveniently at our office using the student copy machine. Under no circumstance does UHMS duplicate or redistribute any documented once stamped by our office. (For procedures on how to request records, click here). At this time, we do not accept fax or emailed documents; and unfortunately, we cannot be responsible for any records that are lost in the mail and/or arrive late resulting in negative consequences imposed by the university. For submission options, click here.
In addition, University Health & Medical Services (UHMS) is pleased to inform you that all your required immunization services can be obtained at our site. Make an appointment or walk-in, we’re here to serve you!
For more information about the required policies and procedures, contact us at 718-246-6450 or email us at email@example.com with the subject “Immunization Compliance”.
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