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Mandatory Health Requirements

NOTE: If you are taking ALL classes on-line and NOT living on campus, you are exempt from the college health requirements.

All full time students need to complete the Health History and physical exam form found on the Health Center’s forms page or at http://www.canton.edu/health_center/forms.html All students enrolled in six credit hours or more and born after January 1, 1957, need to complete the Health History and Immunization Section. International students and students enrolled in medically related curriculums (Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Dental Hygiene, and Early Childhood) must complete the physical exam section.

Intercollegiate Athletes: DO NOT USE THIS FORM. Athletes need to complete the Athletic Health History and Physical Exam. Be advised that athletes will not be allowed to try out for a team or to practice with a team until a pre-admission physical examination has been submitted and approved by the Health Center medical staff.

To download the form go to Health Center Forms.

New York State Mandatory Health Requirements:

New York State law requires college students born on or after January 1, 1957, enrolled 6 or more credit hours, be immunized against measles, mumps, and rubella, or show proof of illness or immunity. All vaccines must be given after 1967 or indicate "live vaccine" if given prior to 1968. Proof of immunity is:

  • Measles – Must document two doses of live measles vaccine. The first dose must be administered no more than 4 days prior to the first birthday. The second dose must be at least 28 days after the 1st dose. A measles (rubeola) titer showing immunity is also acceptable proof.
  • Mumps - Must have documentation of one dose of live mumps vaccine administered no more than 4 days prior to the first birthday. A mumps titer showing immunity is also acceptable proof.
  • Rubella - Must document one dose of live rubella vaccine administered no more than 4 days prior to the first birthday. A rubella titer showing immunity is also acceptable proof. All students in Nursing (AAS & PN programs), Physical Therapist Assistant and Dental Hygiene (AAS) programs must provide proof of immunity to rubella regardless of their date of birth.
  • COVID - Vaccine is required for all students with an in-person presence (living on campus, taking in-person classes, using in-person services/support on campus) and the vaccine series must be complete at least two weeks before the start of the fall semester.
    • Please note if you are seeking a medical or religious exemption the forms may be accessed and submitted through the Student Patient Portal.
    • Online students: You are exempt from the vaccine requirement if you do not come to the campus for any reason, but must fill out the exemption form in the linked above Student Patient Portal.
    • The committee reviews the submitted exemptions periodically, so please be patient while awaiting a response or feel free to give the Health Center a call to check on the status of your submitted exemption.
    • While booster vaccines are not required, we strongly encourage students to remain up-to-date on all COVID booster doses as they offer protection against severe COVID infection.

New York State PHL Section 2167 also requires colleges to distribute information about meningococcal disease and vaccination to students, or parents/guardians of students under the age of 18. The institution is required to maintain a record of the following for each student:

  • Certificate/record of immunization for meningococcal meningitis disease; or
  • A meningitis response form, which indicates either a receipt of meningococcal meningitis disease or an acknowledgement of meningococcal disease risks and refusal of meningococcal meningitis immunization signed by the student or student's parent/guardian if under age 18.

Meningitis Information Response Form

These are mandatory requirements which are strictly enforced. Students can face suspension from College for failure to comply.

There are other immunizations available that are not required but might be a healthy investment. Check out Other Immunizations for more information.

Davis Health Center
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Canton, New York 13617

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