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Immunization Requirements

The New York State Legislature has passed legislation requiring certain immunizations for college and other post-secondary students enrolled for at least six (6) semester hours or the equivalent per semester.

Applicants should consult parents, doctors, a former school nurse, or a public health clinic to obtain copies of their immunization records.

Failure to meet the following requirements (I. MMR and II. Meningitis Survey) will prevent applicants from registering:

I. Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)

In order to attend classes, students must provide proof of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella. Students born prior to January 1, 1957 are exempt from these requirements and must provide proof of date of birth (e.g. driver's license, passport).

For the purpose of college immunization law, proof of immunity for measles, mumps, and rubella shall mean the following:
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Measles (Rubeola) Two (2) doses of live measles vaccine given on or after the first birthday and after 1967
OR
Physician documented history of disease
OR
Serological evidence of immunity
Mumps One (1) dose of live mumps vaccine given on or after the first birthday
OR
Physician documented history of disease
OR
Serological evidence of immunity
Rubella
(German Measles)
One (1) dose of live virus rubella vaccine given on or after the first birthday
OR
Serological evidence of immunity

You can download the F.I.T. Immunization forms for your health practitioner to complete.

If you haven't taken the required immunizations, you can get them at the Health Services for a fee. You can get them for free at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene walk-in clinics:

  • Tremont Health Center
    1826 Arthur Ave. - 1st Floor
    Bronx, NY 10457
    Btwn: Cross Bronx Expwy & Tremont Avenue

    Adults and Children 4 years of age and over
    Mon., Tues., & Thurs., 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    2 or 5 train to East Tremont Avenue -West Farms Square, or 4 train to Burnside Avenue, then 40 or 42 Bus to Arthur Avenue.
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  • Corona Health Center
    34-33 Junction Blvd. - 3rd Floor
    Queens, New York 11372
    Btwn: 34th Avenue & 34th Road

    Adults only
    Wed. & Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    #7 train to Junction Boulevard
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  • Fort Greene Health Center
    295 Flatbush Ave. Ext. - 5th Floor
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    (On the the corner of Willoughby Street, near the Fulton Mall and Long Island University, not on Flatbush Avenue proper)
    .
    Adults and Children 4 years of age and over
    Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    A, C or F to Jay Street, or 2, 3, 4 or 5 to Nevins Street, or R, Q, B or M to DeKalb Avenue

If you have taken the immunizations but are unable to obtain proof of immunization, you may take a blood test to test for presence of antibodies (MMR titer) in your blood. This blood test is available at the Health Services at a cost. Click here for fees.

II. Meningitis

NY State Public Health Law §2167 requires that all college and university students enrolled for at least six (6) semester hours or the equivalent per semester provide information regarding meningococcal disease and vaccination(s).

You can download the Meningitis Information Response Form and send a completed form to the Health Services.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions regarding immunizations.

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Ways to submit your immunization documents:

  • Mail to:
    Fashion Institute of Technology Health Services
    Seventh Ave at 27th St, Room A402
    New York, NY 10001 
  • Drop off immunization documents at Room A402, David Dubinsky Student Center Building 
  • Fax to 212.217.4191
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