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COVID-19 IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION

With limited exemptions, all newly enrolled and continuing Ramapo College Students who plan to reside on campus, plan to take classes on campus or who plan to come to campus at any time during the semester will need to provide documentation of 2 doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines or 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  Your documentation can be uploaded to covidvaccine@ramapo.edu.

Student COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (PDF)
COVID-19 Vaccine Medical Exemption Form (PDF)

Medical or Religious Exemptions

A request for exemption from the immunization requirements due to religious beliefs may be submitted to Health Services. The request must be in writing from the enrolled student if aged 18 or over and specifically state the religious doctrine that prohibits vaccination.

Exemption from requirements based on medical reasons must be submitted to Health Services in the form of a signed statement from a healthcare provider indicating a specific immunization is contraindicated due to a valid medical condition. This documentation will be reviewed annually.

Please note- a student with religious or medical exemptions from receiving immunizing agents may be temporarily excluded from classes and from participating in institution sponsored activities during a vaccine-preventable disease outbreak or threatened outbreak. This decision shall be made by the institution in consultation with the Commissioner, Department of Health and Senior Services or his or her designee. This exclusion shall continue until the outbreak is over or until proof of the student’s immunization or immunity is furnished.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

New Student Information

All new freshmen and new transfer students, under the age of 31 years old, who will be taking classes at Ramapo College of New Jersey (in person, online or virtual) are required to complete and return the Immunization Form (see below).

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If you are a matriculated full time undergraduate or a part time / full time graduate student who is under the age of 31 years at the time of enrollment, you must submit proof of two immunizations for Measles (Rubeola), one for German Measles (Rubella) and one for Mumps (Parotitis).  You will be allowed to register for one semester as per New Jersey Higher Education Immunization requirements but will not be permitted to register for any additional semesters until you have successfully met all of the above immunization requirements.

These immunizations (Measles, German Measles and Mumps) must have been given on or after the first birthday.  The two Measles vaccinations must be given at least 28 days apart.  If you cannot locate proof of these immunizations, you can have blood work done by your primary medical provider to prove immunity to Measles, German Measles and Mumps.  You must submit a copy of the laboratory data to Health Services in accordance to New Jersey state law (N.J.A.C. 8:57:6.1-6.13)

If you are taking (12 or more credits), you must provide documentation of 3 Hepatitis vaccinations or a titer indicating immunity.

In addition, if you are planning to reside in College housing or are a commuter student aged 19 or less, you must also submit proof than you have received the meningitis vaccine.  The meningitis vaccine must be given at age 16 or later.

All new students are also required to have a TB (tuberculosis) test no more than 6 months prior to your admission to Ramapo College of New Jersey.  You must return to your medical provider within 48 – 72 hours for the reading of this test.

You can download the forms below, if you cannot download the forms, please call Health Services and we will fax or e-mail them to you.

You can mail your completed form to us or Fax it to (201) 684-7534.

Returning Student Information

If you are a returning student or a readmit student and you submitted your vaccination information in regards to Measles, German Measles (Rubella) and Mumps (Parotitis) to our Health Services within the past 10 years, you do not need to submit this information again.  Under current New Jersey Law, Health Services is required to retain this information for a 10 year period.  After 10 years, this information is shredded and discarded.  If you are unsure, please contact the Health Services Office at (201) 684-7536 and we will check your immunization file to confirm that we have this required information.

However, if you are a returning student who has taken a one semester or more break from your education here at Ramapo College of New Jersey, you are required to have a Tuberculosis (TB) test no more than 6 months prior to your return to Ramapo College of New Jersey.  You must return to your medical provider within 48 – 72 hours for the reading of this test.

In addition, if you are planning to reside in college owned housing or are a commuter student aged 19 or younger, you must also submit proof than you have received the meningitis vaccine. Failure to submit this documentation will prohibit you from residing in the college owned housing after your initial semester.

All full-time students (12 credit or more) must have documentation of 3 Hepatitis vaccinations or a titer indicating immunity.

You can download the forms below, if you cannot download the forms, please call Health Services and we will fax or mail them to you.

You can mail your completed form to us or Fax it to (201) 684-7534.