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Student Health Services

Updated 7/22/2014


The New York State Legislature (Public Health Law, Article 21, Title VI, Section 2165) has passed legislation requiring certain immunizations for college and other post-secondary students.

Applicants should consult parents, doctors, a high school nurse, or a public health clinic to obtain copies of their immunization records. Immunization records should be reviewed with a health care provider.

In order to attend classes, all students must provide proof of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella. Students born prior to January 1, 1957 are exempt from these requirements.

For the purposes of the college immunization law, proof of immunity for measles, mumps, and rubella shall mean the following: 

  • measles: two (2) doses of live measles vaccine given on or after the first birthday and after 1967, 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, a physician documented history of disease, or serological evidence of immunity. 
  • rubella (German measles): one (1) dose of live rubella vaccine given on or after the first birthday, or serological evidence of immunity;

Meningitis:  New York public health law requires all students registered for six (6) credits or more to provide information to the college about whether they have received, or decline to receive vaccination for meningitis.

All FIT students must submit documents satisfying the immunization requirements prior to registration.

Please note that according to New York State Public Health Law, no institution shall permit any student to attend the institution in excess of thirty days without complying with this law.

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