Vaccination Policy Update

In the wake of escalating cases of measles nationally, Mercyhurst University has revised its vaccination policy.  Beginning August 1, 2019, all students and employees are required to provide documentation showing vaccination for measles-mumps-rubella (MMR).  Students who live on campus must also provide documentation for the meningitis meningococcal conjugate vaccine.  Students whose coursework is 100% online and visiting students are exempt from these requirements.

The measles is highly contagious and dangerous. According to the CDC, about one in four people who contract the measles will require hospitalization. A single case of measles on our campuses would have a highly disruptive effect on our educational mission and could put vulnerable members of our campus community at risk. Vaccinations provide critical protection for your health and help protect the larger Mercyhurst community.

Members of the Mercyhurst community without sufficient documentation on file with the university will be contacted individually throughout the summer. If you do receive a notification to provide the required immunization documentation, please do so immediately.

Please contact the Health Center at 814-824-2431 or by email at health@mercyhurst.edu to submit your documentation.  You may also fax your information directly to the Health Center at 814-824-2242.