New York State Public Health Law requires all post-secondary institutions to provide information on meningococcal disease and vaccination to all students registering for six credits or more (or its equivalent). In addition, each institution is required to maintain a record of the following for each student:
- Certificate of Immunization for meningococcal meningitis disease OR
- A response to receipt of meningococcal meningitis disease and vaccine information signed by the student or the student’s parent or guardian. AND, EITHER
- Self-reported or parent recall of meningococcal meningitis immunization within the past 10 years; OR
- An acknowledgement of meningococcal disease risks and refusal of meningococcal meningitis immunization signed by the student or student’s parent or guardian.