Measles/Mumps/Rubella/Varicella (MMRV) Immunizations

In order to minimize both the school and state-wide healthimpact of measles, the Connecticut Legislature passed SHB 7171 AAC Proofof Immunization Against Measles, Mumps, and Rubella for Certain Persons atInstitutions of Higher Education. This bill became effective July 1,1989. This law states that if an individual was born in the United States after December31, 1956, and enrolls as a part-time or full-time matriculated studentat an institution of higher education in Connecticut, the individualmust present either a certificate of immunization against measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella, or laboratory evidence demonstrating said immunity. Studentswill not be permitted to register without proper immunizationdocumentation.

Adequate Immunization

  • Measles, Mumps, & Rubella (MMR): Two doses of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine administered at least one month apart.
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox): Two doses or provide certification from physician that student has had disease.

Exemptions to this requirement include:

  • Individuals born before January 1, 1957
  • Laboratory confirmation of immunity to such disease
  • Documentation from a physician stating that the student is medically contraindicated from receiving such vaccine
  • Documentation from the student that such immunization is contrary to his/her religious beliefs
  • Documentation from a physician or director of health that the student has had a confirmed case of such disease

A student�s health and that of the campus community depend uponcompliance with this legislation. For additional information, contactthe Dean of Students at 860�343�5759.