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 before they will be allowed 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 Services
Immunization Compliance Office
John Jay Hall, 3rd Floor
519 West 114th Street, MC3601
New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 854-7210
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 Services website.