Measles Vaccination for Employees

Check your MMR vaccination status

Measles is highly contagious. Even one case at Cornell would constitute an outbreak and prompt a public health response. Cornell University is working with the Tompkins County Health Department to ensure that our campus remains safe and that we are prepared to respond in the event of an outbreak.

It is important for staff and faculty to be aware that should an outbreak occur on campus, exposed individuals without records of immunization could be subject to county-mandated quarantines or exclusions that could impact one’s ability to remain on, or return to, campus until such restrictions are lifted.

You most likely received the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine when you were a child. However, if you are unsure of your vaccination history or know that you are not up to date, we encourage you to be proactive and do one of the following:

  • obtain documentation proving that you previously received the MMR vaccine (see examples of acceptable documentation; CU NetID required)
  • contact your primary care provider to request a titer test (a blood test to determine if you are immune) or MMR vaccination
  • get the MMR vaccination at Cornell Health

Getting vaccinated at Cornell Health

From now through the end of the fall 2019 semester, Cornell faculty and staff members may receive a single-dose of the MMR vaccine by making an appointment through Cornell Health Occupational Medicine.

Occupational Medicine has time set aside each week to provide vaccinations within their suite on Level 3 of Cornell Health. Here's how to make an appointment:

    Campus MMR vaccine clinics

    Cornell Health is planning three special MMR vaccine clinics for employees at different campus locations this fall semester. Unlike flu shot clinics, these are not walk-in clinics (i.e., you must make an appointment).

    • Friday, October 25 (8:30 – 11:30 AM) Robert Purcell Community Center (RPCC), Room 203 Wendy Purcell Lounge
    • Friday, November 15 (8:30 – 11:30 AM) Humphreys Building Rm B26 
    • Tuesday, November 19 (1:00 – 3:30 PM) Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room
    • Tuesday, December 10 (8:30 – 11:30 AM) Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room

    Employees wishing to receive the MMR vaccination must schedule an appointment:


    Cornell is providing a single-dose of the MMR vaccine through Cornell Health Occupational Medicine at no cost to employees.

    More information

    If you have questions or concerns, or to find out more about measles and the MMR vaccine, please review the resources listed below or call your primary care provider.