Health/Immunization Requirements

COVID Primary Vaccine dates/proof must be uploaded/entered NO LATER than August 8, 2022.* 

  • IN PERSON students:
    • Must submit proof of their COVID Primary Vaccine and complete all online forms (listed below).
    • We still require the completion of a COVID Primary Series
  • FULLY REMOTE students who will not be on campus for any reason:
    • Must complete a Remote Exemption Form and upload it to your health portal under medical exemptions/COVID Medical Exemption

 Each topic below is a requirement that must be completed/uploaded to your health portal 

COVID Primary Vaccine Series Mandate

**SUNY Geneseo no longer requires the COVID Booster for Summer or Fall 2022. We still require the completion of a World Health Organization COVID Primary Series

ALL immunizations MUST be received and uploaded to your health portal NO LATER than August 8, 2022.  All records MUST be in English and have the student's full name and date of birth on each record. 

NYS/SUNY Geneseo mandates proof that the following vaccines:

COVID Requirements**

 

Immunization Requirements
      • Immunization Requirements for students taking 6 or more credits per semester:

    • 2 doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) 
      • Either the all in one 3 dose (MMR) shot or received in singular shots 
    • 1 dose of Meningococcal
      • ACWY within the last 5 years
      • OR  2 doses of a Meningococcal B series
      • OR you may decline the vaccine by reading and completing our online Meningococcal waiver located on your health portal under medical clearances. Scroll to the bottom and click on Meningococcal waiver.

    HIGHLY Recommended vaccines but not mandatory:

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

    Where can I obtain my immunization records?

    You can obtain a copy of your immunization records from:

    • Your health care provider.
      • 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.
    • High School - These records must contain adequate information (including actual dates) for each immunization. 
      • 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;
    • 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).
    • Download our Immunization Record form for your provider to complete.
    • If you are an international student and would like assistance obtaining your records, reach out to our Campus Community Resource Nurse (CCRN) at evansL@geneseo.edu or 585-245-6284 after June 28, 2022. Before June 28, 2022, please email health@geneseo.edu.

    Please note that all documentation must be in English and must have the student's name and date of birth. 

    Restrictions resulting from not complying with SUNY immunization mandates can be found here

    Exemptions

    To apply for any of the exemptions below, the student must have paid their deposit for the term requesting the exemption. 

    Remote Exemption

    Students whose course of study is fully remote may be exempted from this vaccine requirement.  For this exemption to apply, the student must have no physical presence on campus nor reasonably anticipate using any on-campus services for the entirety of the academic term. 

    This Online/Remote Exemption must be completed each semester you will be fully online or remote.

    To complete the exemption go to your health portal, click on the Medical Clearances link (left navigation bar), and scroll down to the COVID Fully Remote Exemption form.

    Medical Exemption

    Students may be exempt from this vaccine requirement if a duly licensed health care provider certifies in writing that the COVID-19 Vaccination may be detrimental to the student’s health. The campus shall provide reasonable accommodations to those students whose medical condition(s) contraindicates COVID-19 Vaccination so long as the failure to be vaccinated does not prevent the student from otherwise fulfilling the programmatic or curricular requirements of their academic program. 

    Any such requests will be reviewed and granted on a case-by-case basis by the campus Medical Director. All students granted a medical exemption will be required to be tested weekly for COVID-19 and wear face coverings while indoors and outdoors if unable to social distance. 

    All non-temporary Medical Exemptions only need to be completed once.  Once approved, the exemption carries over each semester of your current program.

    Religious Exemption

    To submit a Religious Exemption request, students must be logged into the browser with their Geneseo email and password.

    Students who hold genuine and sincere religious beliefs that are contrary to COVID-19 Vaccination may be exempt after submitting a written statement that explains the key points below:

    • How does receiving the COVID-19 Vaccination conflict with the student’s sincere religious belief or practice?
    • How not receiving the COVID-19 Vaccination will not otherwise prevent the student’s completion of their programmatic or curricular requirements of the academic program.

    General philosophical or moral objections to such a vaccine shall not suffice as the basis for a religious exemption. 

    ALL REQUESTS FOR EXEMPTIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED WITHIN 10 BUSINESS DAYS.

    All Religious Exemptions only need to be completed once.  Once approved, the exemption carries over each semester of your current program.

    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.
      • A valid physical MUST have: 
        1. students name
        2. date of physical
        3. signature of the provider or from the provider's portal it must show the provider's 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 
    • Read and acknowledge the online Consent for Treatment, which explains our privacy policies and consent for treatment. This is located on your health portal under medical clearances. 
    • ​​​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 as noted above.
    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 

    Please contact your insurance company BEFORE arriving to verify that our lab, Quest-Pittsburgh 875 Greentree Road, Bldg. 4, Pittsburgh, PA 15220, is in your insurance 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. If they are not in your network, labs can be billed to your student account for payment. 

    Complete the online form to provide us with your current health insurance information for lab billing. 

    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. 

    We do not bill insurance directly. All charges are again your insurance or directly to your student account.

    International Students 

    If you have questions regarding health insurance while in the United States, please contact International Student & Scholar Services at 1-585-245-5404 or isss@geneseo.edu.

    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.

    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.

    All patients 18 and under have their immunizations automatically submitted to the state database.

    If you will turn 19 years of age or older while attending SUNY Geneseo, this consent will allow us to send any immunizations we performed to the state database.

    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.

    Student Health Portal

    Please note: We can only accept the image files .PNG, .JPG, .JPEG, .or .GIF. We can NOT accept .pdf files. 

    COVID Immunization

    1. Log in to the health portal with your Geneseo User ID and password.
    2. Enter your birthday and click "proceed."
    3. Click on Medical Clearances on the left navigation window.
    4. Next to *COVID Vaccine/Booster click the green "Update" button.
    5. Under the blue COVID-19 Vaccination/Booster Card Upload section, click on the green "Upload" button. 
    6. Select your COVID Primary Vaccine proof and click Open.
    7. Confirm that the document is legible and click the green "Looks Good" button on the bottom right of the screen.
    8. Scroll to the COVID-19 Vaccine History section.
    9. Click the green "Add Immunization" button.
    10. Input the date (MM/DD/YYYY) and select the COVID vaccine and then Save.
    11. Repeat steps 9-10.
    12. When all are entered, click done.

    MMR and Meningococcal Immunizations

    1. Log in to the health portal with your Geneseo User ID and password.
    2. Enter your birthday and click "proceed."
    3. Click on "Medical Clearances" from the left navigation menu.
    4. Scroll down and click on the button next to "Immunization Record".
    5. Click the green "upload" button.
    6. Locate and select the Immunization Record file to upload, then click "open."
    7. Confirm that the document is legible and click the green "looks good" button at the bottom.
    8. Click "Save". 
    9. Click the button next to "Measles".
    10. Input date 1 and select MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)) if you received the full MMR.
      1. If you received the MMR vaccines as separate vaccines, enter each individually under Measles, Mumps, and Rubella as appropriate.
    11. Input date 2 and select MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)) if you received the full MMR.
    12. When all are entered, click done.
    13. You will repeat steps 9 and 10 for the Meningococcal vaccine by choosing the button next to Meningococcal 2017+ add adding the date.
      1. Your Meningincoccal vaccine can not be older than 8/29/2017. If it is, you will need to obtain an updated Meningococcal ACWY vaccine or complete the waiver under forms.  

    Online Fillable Forms

    1. Log in to the health portal with your Geneseo User ID and password.
    2. Enter your birthday and click "proceed."
    3. Click on "Medical Clearances" from the left navigation menu.
    4. Scroll down and click on the button next to the form you wish to complete:
      1. HIV testing offer
      2. Consent for Treatment
      3. Health History
      4. NYSIIS Consent
      5. TB Screening