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Student Health Requirements

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

Step 1: Submit your Immunization Records
Iona College is mandated to comply with New York State Department of Health Public Health Laws regarding immunizations requirements for attendance at post-secondary institution.

Immunization documentation are due by July 1 (Fall semester) or January 1 (Spring semester).

If you do not submit your immunization documentation, a registration hold will be placed on your account.

Step 2: Submit your Completed Health Forms
The following forms, found on the patient portal, must be completed prior to orientation and the start of classes:

  • Health Evaluation Form
  • Health Insurance Form
  • Meningitis Form
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire
  • Authorization for Treatment of a Minor

Patient Portal

Submit all documentation and forms to Health Services online through the patient portal, in person at the Health Services center, by mail or fax. Contact Health Services at (914) 633-2548 with any questions or concerns.

Please retain copies of all documentation submitted for your record.

Step 1: Submit your Immunization Records
Iona College is mandated to comply with New York State Department of Health Public Health Laws regarding immunizations requirements for attendance at post-secondary institution.

Immunization records are due by July 1 (Fall semester) or January 1 (Spring semester).

Step 2: Submit your Completed Health Forms
The following forms, must be completed within 30 days after the first day of classes:

  • Health Evaluation Form
  • Meningitis Form
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire

Patient Portal

Submit all documentation and forms to Health Services online through the patient portal, in person at the Health Services center, by mail or fax. Contact Health Services at (914) 633-2548 with any questions or concerns.

Please retain copies of all documentation submitted for your record.

Immunization Requirements

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

As per New York State Public Health Law 2165, all students, undergraduate, graduate and visiting, born on or after January 1, 1957, enrolled for 6 or more credits must provide the College 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.

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, nurse practitioner or physician's assistant.
  • An immunization record card signed by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician's assistant.
  • 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, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant, a history of having had measles and/or mumps is acceptable proof of immunity. The physician or provider 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.

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 College 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.

Medical Exemption

A student with a health condition for which receiving a specific vaccine is contraindicated, a licensed physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant or licensed midwife caring for a pregnant student must certify in writing 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 College 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.

Exclusion

New York State students are given 30 days, and out of state and international students 45 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.

Contact Us

Health Services

760 North Avenue


Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Phone: (914) 633-2548
Fax: (914) 712-4102

Staff

Robin Schafer, CPNP, PMHNP-BA
Therese Mosely-Saunders, FNP-BC
Patty Furlong, ANP-BC
Michael Berkowitz, FNP
Barbara Hadad, Administrative Assistant