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Student Health Requirements

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All incoming students are required to complete mandatory health requirements as you join the Iona community.

All health records are due by July 1 for the fall semester and January 1 for the spring semester. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Patient Portal

Scan the QR code below or click here to access the patient portal.

QR code for the patient portal

Step 1: Complete the online health assessments

  • Meningitis
  • TB
  • Acknowledgement of HIPPA
  • Text Option 

Step 2: Enter dates and upload proof of the following (signed by MD or NP): 

  • MMR - Measles / Mumps / Rubella
  • Meningitis (required for all residential students)
  • Covid Vaccine / Booster (recommended but not required)
  • QuantiFERON  levels – (Titers obtained within 3 months of entry)

Step 3. Upload forms to the Patient Portal

  • All forms are located under “Forms”
  • HEALTH EVALUATION ASSESSMENT– completed within 1 year of entry and signed by MD or NP
  • Authorization for Treatment of Minor if you are under 18 years of age upon beginning classes at Iona
  • Insurance Card – upload front and back of card

Visit Patient Portal

Forms will not be accepted via fax or mail. You may submit your health forms through the patient portal. Contact Health Services at with any questions or concerns.

Please retain copies of all documentation submitted for your record.

As per New York State Public Health Law 2165, all undergraduate and graduate students, including visiting students, born on or after January 1, 1957, enrolled for 6 or more credits must provide the University with documentation of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella. Documentation can be through proof of vaccine history, documented history or illness, or immunity proven by serologic testing.  Students who are not in compliance with their  health requirements will not be allowed to attend class, move in to their residential halls or participate in any university activity pending verification of all health records. All health records must be provided in English with the name, date of birth (month/date/year), signed by MD or nurse practitioner. 

Vaccine History

Provide a certificate of immunization verifying the date of the disease, or the administered measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines. This includes documents such as:

  • A certificate from a licensed physician or nurse practitioner.
  • An immunization record card signed by a MD or NP.
  • Immunization certificate from another educational institution which you have attended.
  • A military dependent's vaccine record.
  • The student must submit proof of honorable discharge from the armed services within 10 years from the date of application to the institution. The proof of honorable discharge shall qualify as a certificate enabling a student to attend the institution pending actual receipt of immunization records from the armed services.

All immunizations must have been given no more than 4 days prior to the student's first birthday:

  • Live Measles: 2 doses required. Vaccines must have been administered at least 28 days apart.
  • Live Mumps: 1 injection required.
  • Live Rubella: 1 injection required.

Documented History of Illness

If diagnosed by a physician or nurse practitioner, a history of having had measles and/or mumps is acceptable proof of immunity. The physician or nurse practitioner must enter the dates of initial diagnosis.

Immunity Proven by Serologic Testing

Blood antibody titer, a blood test, may be used to indicate immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella. Please submit the original dated laboratory report. This report must include laboratory name, the student's name and date of birth, the numerical result(s), and the numerical interpretation ranges. TITERS MUST OBTAINED WITHIN 3 MONTHS OF ENTRY TO IONA. 

New York State Law 2167 requires institutions, including colleges and universities, to distribute information about meningococcal disease and vaccination to all students-undergraduate, graduate and visiting-meeting the enrollment criteria, whether they live on or off campus.

Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccination Response Form

Iona University adheres to the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding meningitis and students living in residence halls, and requires all students who will be living in a residence hall be immunized prior to move-in day. See CDC information on meningococcal.

Please submit proof of COVID-19 vaccine and booster (if received).

QUANTIFERON measures your exposure to active tuberculosis. Upload QuantiFERON titers (obtained within 3 months) to Medicat.

Medical Exemption

A student with a health condition for which receiving a specific vaccine is contraindicated, a licensed physician must document the student's condition for which immunization may be detrimental and length of time immunization may be detrimental for.

In the event of an outbreak, medically exempt individuals will be excluded from classes and on-campus for their protection.

Religious Exemption

A student who holds genuine and sincere religious beliefs which are contrary to the practice of immunization must submit their request for exemption in writing. The request must be signed by the student if 18 years or older or by the parent or guardian if the student is under the age of 18. Iona University has the right to request supporting documents be submitted for religious exemptions.

In the event of an outbreak, religious exempt individuals will be excluded from classes and on-campus for their protection.


All students are given 28 days from the first day of class to comply with New York State Public Health Laws. After this grace period, students will be excluded from attending classes, residing in residence halls, participating in team sports and other curricular and extra-curricular activities on campus.

Immunization Requirements

Iona University is mandated to comply with New York State Department of Health Public Health Laws regarding immunizations requirements for attendance at post-secondary institution.

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