All new and transfer students are required to comply with New York State and Downstate Health Sciences University immunization requirements. Proof of immunization is required by prior to matriculating at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University.
Students will not receive clearance to register or participate in any clinical activities until health forms are completed and current. An updated medical history and physical examination are required for re-enrollment after more than one year of attendance lapses. For re-admission after withdrawal for medical reasons, medical clearance by designated University health officials is required.
The requirements and reporting processes are found on the Medicat Student Portal.
- Click the button below
- Sign in using your Downstate email address and password
- Follow the directions on the site, and complete all 4 steps
Required Vaccines and Frequency
|Disease and Requirement||Dosage Frequency||COM Students||General Downstate Student Population|
|Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)||2 doses of vaccine or serologic proof of immunity||Required||Required|
|Tuberculosis (TB) testing||Required||Required*|
|Hepatitis B||Vaccination and titer||Required||Required**|
|Influenza||Annual dose of vaccine in the fall||Required||Recommended|
|Varicella||2 doses of vaccine or serologic proof of immunity||Required||Recommended|
|Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis||Primary series plus Tdap booster||Required||Recommended|
The following vaccines are available at Downstate Student Health Center.
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Influenza (the flu) – inactive
- Measles/mumps/rubella (MMR)
- Meningococcal ACYW disease (bacterial meningitis)
- Meningococcal B disease (bacterial meningitis)
- Pneumococcal pneumonia
- Varicella (Chickenpox)
A Note About Flu Shots
Flu season occurs during the fall and winter months and we strongly encourage you to get your flu shot as soon as possible. Getting vaccinated is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of the flu. Flu shots are available at the Student Health Center. Since the strain of the flu virus changes every year, annual vaccines are needed.
It is recommended that those people traveling be up to date with routine vaccinations as well as receive those that are specific to the destination.
The following travel vaccines are available at the Student Health Center.