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Health/Immunization Requirements

Below are the Mandatory Health Requirements all students must complete no later than January 12, 2022.

We will accept your Provider forms for Immunization and Physicals. All requirements must be uploaded/completed within our student health portal https://myhealth.geneseo.edu/ under medical clearances.

Mandatory COVID Vaccine Requirements

All Spring 2022 SUNY Geneseo students are required to be fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 no later than January 12, 2022, to attend classes in person and participate in on-campus activities in the Spring, according to a SUNY mandate. 

*To be considered fully vaccinated, individuals must satisfy all three of these requirements: 

  1. You must have received all required doses of a World Health Organization (WHO) approved COVID-19 vaccine
  2. At least two weeks need to have passed since your final shot BEFORE arriving on campus. 
  3. You must have submitted proof of vaccination to your SUNY Geneseo health portal at https://myhealth.geneseo.edu under Enter My COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Vaccine Exemptions

Students who are granted an exemption from the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine requirement are subject to special obligations to enable them to remain on-campus. 

Exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement are allowed for students who are:

Your exemption MUST be granted BEFORE arrival.

Immunization Requirements

    New York State mandates:

    • Completed series of COVID vaccine (last dose can NOT be > 1/12/2022)
    • 2 doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) 
    • 1 dose of Meningococcal ACWY within the last 5 years OR 

    HIGHLY Recommended Immunizations

    • Tetanus- Diphtheria- Pertussis (Td, TDAP)
    • Hepatitis A and B
    • Gardasil (HPV)
    • Varicella

    What is an Acceptable Immunization Record and where can I obtain them?

    You can obtain a copy of your immunization records from your health care provider or you can download our Immunization Record form for your provider to complete. 

    A copy of your immunizations (including actual dates) on an official government/school letterhead — the simplest place to obtain this may be from your most recently attended high school or college; OR A copy of your immunizations (including actual dates) on physician’s letterhead with dated Doctor/Provider signature, which includes printed name, address, and telephone number; OR Have a blood test to confirm immunity. Please note: a copy of the lab report must be provided to Student Health Services. Please note that the documentation must be in English and must have the student's name and date of birth. 

    High School - These records must contain adequate information (including actual dates) for each immunization. Local Health Departments - If primary immunizations were received at your County Health Department request a certified copy from there (including actual dates). Transfer Students - Obtain a copy of your immunizations from your previously attended school by getting in direct contact with the Health Service (including actual dates) .

    • Serum titers are blood tests that measure whether or not you are immune to a given disease(s). More specifically a quantitative serum titer is a titer with a numerical value indicating your actual degree of immunity to a disease(s). When titers are drawn they must be quantitative titers, and you must upload copies of the official laboratory printouts containing the numerical values for Mumps, Measles, and Rubella immunity to the health portal under medical clearances/immunization upload.  

      If the titer for a specific disease shows that you’re not immune, you will need to get vaccinated or re-vaccinated (also known as getting a booster).

    Recent Physical
    • First-year students must submit a physical performed within the last 12 months from the start of classes.
    • Transfer students must submit a physical performed within the last 24 months from the start of classes.
      • You may upload a copy of your recent physical completed on your provider's form or you may download our physical form for your provider to complete at the time of your physical.
        • A valid physical MUST have: 
          1. students name
          2. date of physical
          3. signature of provider or from the providers portal it must show the providers information.  
          4. a statement that the student is healthy to attend college
    • Potential varsity athletes within 6 months of the start of your sport. Must complete additional information at Sports Medicine in the  Medical Forms section.
    • Visit summaries, as shown below, will NOT be accepted as a proper physical form.

    Visit Summary NOT ACCEPTED

     Consent for Treatment < 18 years of age (online form)
    • Read and acknowledge the online Consent for Treatment, which explains our privacy policies and consent for treatment.
    • ​​​If you will be 17 after you arrive on campus, your parents/guardians will need to print and complete the Minor Consent Form located within Upload/Download forms. Once completed upload the minor consent to the same location.
    Health History (online form)

    Here you will enter your allergies, medications, personal health history as well as family history. 

    TB Screening (online questionnaire)

    Respond to ALL questions with a YES or No answer.

    • If all the responses are NO, there is nothing further to complete and you can click Submit Final.
    • If you answered YES to one of the following, you will need laboratory proof of an Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) blood test. 
      • Born in one of the countries listed as having a high incidence of active TB
      • Received a BCG vaccine
      • Have had a positive skin PPD test in the past
    • If you answer YES to any other question, not listed above:
      • Provide a negative skin test (PPD) performed within the last 12 months.

    This screening was created using the following resources: CDC.gov; Who.int; ACHA.org

     LINKS:

    For questions or concerns please contact the CCRN, Laura Evans, RN BS, directly: 
    Email:evansL@geneseo.edu
    Phone: 585-245-6284
    Fax: 585-245-5015

    Insurance Information (online form)

    Form to enter your current health insurance information. 

    Be sure to have your insurance card present when completing this form. You must also know the subscriber's first name, last name, and birthdate. The subscriber is usually your parent or guardian. 

    Please contact your insurance company to verify that our lab, Quest-Pittsburgh, is in your network and whether or not you are required to obtain prior authorization for labs. You will be responsible for any charges your health insurance does not cover.

    HIV Testing Acknowledgement (online acknowledgment)

    A statement acknowledging that you understand that Student Health & Counseling offers HIV testing. This does not require that you have HIV testing. It is making you aware that HIV testing is available if you wish to get tested.

    Over Age 19 NYSIIS (New York State Immunization Information System) Consent

    The New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS) is a confidential, computerized system that contains (shot) immunization records and allows authorized users access to a person’s shot record. Participation in NYSIIS is for people 19 years of age and older is voluntary, so your consent is needed to complete this process. 

    Student-Athlete Information

    Student-athletes must submit all the health requirements listed herein as well as additional information required by the Athletics Department at Sports Medicine in the  Medical Forms section.