Immunization Requirements

New York State public health law requires documentation of immunization for Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) and Meningococcal Meningitis. New students must provide documentation of these two immunization requirements 30 days before they plan to register for classes. The Columbia Health office will place a hold on your account if they do not receive your certification.

All students must document their immunity to measles, mumps and rubella. You may find additional information on providing this documentation on the Columbia Health website

You may submit your completed MMR form in person, by mail or fax:
Columbia Health Immunization Office
Alfred Lerner Hall, Seventh Floor
2920 Broadway, MC2605
New York, NY 10027
Fax: (212) 854-5078

Public health law requires that students receive information from their institutions about meningococcal meningitis and the vaccine that protects against most strains of the disease. Columbia students must make an informed decision about being vaccinated and certify their decision online. The process takes about three minutes to complete.


For additional information on the immunization requirements please visit the Columbia Health FAQs page.