Check your MMR vaccination status
Measles is highly contagious. Even one case at Cornell would constitute an outbreak and prompt a public health response. While no cases have been identified in the Ithaca area, 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
Beginning Monday, September 23, and running through the end of the fall 2019 semester, Cornell is providing a single-dose of the MMR vaccine through Cornell Health Occupational Medicine at no cost to employees.
Employees wishing to receive the measles vaccination at Cornell Health may schedule an appointment:
- Log in to myCornellHealth (access with your Cornell NetID, enter your birthday, select “Appointments” and then “Occupational Medicine”)
- Or call 607-255-6960
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.