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Immunization Requirements

To comply with both New York State Public Health Law and Fisher policies, please see the immunization requirements below.

Requirements for All Students

COVID-19 Vaccination


  • If you are a student who was born after January 1, 1957 and are enrolled in six credit hours or more, you must provide Fisher with proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella.

Meningococcal Meningitis

  • If you are a student living on campus, you must provide proof of immunity to meningococcal meningitis.
  • If you are a student living off campus (undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral) and regardless of the number of credits you have, you must provide the College with proof of immunity to meningococcal meningitis –OR– complete the Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccination Response Form.

Uploading Immunization Information to the Patient Portal

All documents and information relating to medical and mental health care, immunizations, and pharmacy needs are housed within the Patient Portal. Students use their Fisher network credentials to log in to the Patient Portal to enter information and upload documents and forms as necessary. For more information, refer to Detailed Patient Portal Instructions [pdf].

Students can submit immunization records from high schools, transfer institutions, or health care providers.

Please Note:  Without proof of the MMR and Meningitis vaccinations, you will have an immunization hold placed on your account restricting you from registering for classes, viewing your grades, and moving into residence halls. This hold will remain until all NYS mandated immunization requirements are met. In addition, if the NYS mandated immunization records are not turned in by 30 days after the start of classes, you will be removed from class. If you are withdrawn from your courses and wish to re-enroll, you will be required to pay a $300 reinstatement fee after you submit the required documentation.

Requests for Exemption from Immunizations

Religious Beliefs

Fisher provides exemptions to students with sincerely held religious beliefs that prohibit them from receiving all required vaccinations. Requests will require completion of the Request for Religious Exemption from Vaccination Form. Nursing and Pharmacy majors should consult with their individual Schools to discuss religious exemptions and New York State Law for healthcare professionals prior to requesting an exemption.

Medical Reasons

Exemptions for medical reasons may be available on a case-by-case basis [e.g., severe or immediate allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) after a previous dose or known (diagnosed) allergy to a component of the vaccine]. Such requests will require the completion of the Request for Medical Exemption from Vaccination Form and the submission of appropriate supporting documentation.

Submitting Forms and Documentation

Completed forms must be submitted electronically.  

Printing Your Immunization Record

For students and alumni enrolled after fall 2015, print your immunization records through the Patient Portal.

  1. Log into the Patient Portal
  2. Go to the Immunization Tab
  3. Choose "print" to print your record

For students and alumni enrolled prior to fall 2015, print your immunization records through Fish 'R' Net.

  1. Login to Fish 'R' Net
  2. Go to the Student Services Menu
  3. Click Student Records, Immunization Record
  4. Print your record