SHAC: Immunizations

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As of December 22, 2021:
Attention All Students:

 

All members of our community—students, faculty, staff, and affiliates—who are eligible (five months past completing their initial Moderna or Pfizer vaccination; two months past the Johnson & Johnson vaccination) must provide proof of the COVID-19 booster shot by February 7 (or as soon as your eligibility allows).  If you previously submitted a COVID-19 medical or religious exemption, you do not need to resubmit.

New students must submit proof of all immunizations/vaccines listed below.

Students will not be permitted on campus without proof of vaccination. Other immunization information does not need to be resubmitted.

There are NO exceptions other than a documented and approved religious or medical exception. Without the documentation submitted below, students will not be permitted to move-in to residence halls, attend classes or any Manhattanville sponsored activities.

Students who are enrolled in programs in clinical or student teaching programs may be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination as required by their off-site location. Off-site clinical or teaching placements may not allow for medical or religious exemptions at their facilities, and in such case they do not, the College cannot ensure that a placement that does not require a COVID-19 vaccine will be available. Students with questions about off-site clinical or teaching placements should direct them to the School of Nursing & Health Sciences or School of Education.

If you have questions please email shac@mville.edu or call (914)323-7277.

 

 

Immunization information is required for all students.  Students who are fully remote and will not be coming to campus for any reason do not have to submit their immunization records. 

This information must be on file with SHAC and should be uploaded to the Student Health Portal, a secure medical records system.

You will not be able to begin attending courses if you have not submitted your immunization information. Your health history establishes a medical record and enables the Student Health Center to provide care for you throughout your college career. All medical documents are kept in a secure medical records system and are maintained with strict confidentiality.


Required immunization documentation:

COVID-19 – Proof of Vaccination and Booster

  • Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
  • Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
  • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

*Proof of a booster dose for all individuals eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster: five months past completing the Moderna or Pfizer vaccination; two months past the Johnson & Johnson vaccination.*

 

If you are an international student and received a vaccine that has not yet been approved in the US, please contact us at shac@mville.edu to discuss your situation.

MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)- proof of immunity

  • 1st dose must have been administered on or after your 1st birthday
  • 2nd dose must have been administered at least 1 month after your first dose
  • OR, if you cannot obtain a & b, documentation of immunity by titers

Meningitis – proof of immunity

  • Documentation providing date of meningococcal vaccine within past 5 years
  • OR, a signed electronic waiver for those opting not to have this vaccine (see important information regarding Meningitis within waiver)

How to Submit Your Immunization Record(s)

The tutorial below will provide you with detailed instructions for how to submit your immunization records and health information.  Submissions must be accompanied by supporting documentation from your doctor’s office or your prior academic institution.  All submissions will be reviewed by SHAC staff.


Requests for Immunization Exemptions – Medical or Religious

Students who would like to apply for a medical or religious exemption for any of the immunization requirements listed above may do so via the Student Health Portal. Please complete the Immunization Exemption form and submit with accompanying documentation. Review of exemption requests will take approximately ten business days so please submit your request with adequate time for review. Questions regarding this process should be directed to shac@mville.edu

Students who are enrolled in clinical or student teaching programs may be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination as required by their off-site location. Off-site clinical or teaching placements may not allow for medical or religious exemptions at their facilities, and in such case they do not, the College cannot ensure that a placement that does not require a COVID-19 vaccine will be available. Students with questions about off-site clinical or teaching placements should direct them to the School of Nursing & Health Sciences or School of Education.

Manhattanville will consider all applications for religious and medical exemptions for mandatory vaccinations. Students must submit supporting documentation with any exemption request. The submitted information will be evaluated and a determination will be made on a case-by-case basis by appropriate College personnel. Only those who qualify after a review of the request will be granted an exemption. The College may request additional information after evaluating documentation submitted by the student.

Manhattanville has mandated the COVID-19 booster. We are not accepting new exemptions for the booster dose unless there is a new medical condition that a contraindication to receiving the COVID-19 booster and a licensed medical professional has stated that the new medical condition prevents the student from obtaining the vaccine. In this case a student would follow the protocol for applying for a medical exemption.

Those who knowingly submit false information in pursuit of this exemption are in violation Student Code of Conduct and may be subject to disciplinary action.