Immunization Requirements

The New York State Public Health Law requires certain immunizations for college and other post-secondary students.

Students enrolled exclusively in online classes do not need to complete the immunization requirements. However, online students who are going to campus including those who will be staying in the residence halls and those who will be using the labs are required to complete the immunization requirements.

Required Immunizations

All students who attend in person classes and access campus facilities and resources must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and boosted once eligible, with limited exceptions.  Additionally, all students must comply with the MMR immunization requirements in accordance with the New York State Public Health Law.

Students must upload proof of their COVID-19 vaccine series, boosters and MMR immunization to the FIT Health Portal by May 20, 2022. Students who fail to comply will be prevented from registering for classes. 

I.  COVID-19

FALL 2022: ALL STUDENTS 

New York State and SUNY require all students attending in-person classes to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive the booster shot in order to attend in person classes and/or have access to FIT campus and resource.

The deadline to upload proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster is May 20, 2022. Students who fail to comply will be prevented from registering for classes.

Upload documentation to the FIT Health Portal with your FIT username and password.

Please visit our FAQ about mandated vaccine boosters and testing for more information. 

Religious and medical exemptions will be reviewed for consideration. Exemptions requests must be submitted to the FIT Health Portal by May 13, 2022, 11:59 PM.

International Students: FIT has been approved by SUNY to accept vaccinations received from outside the United States as long as they are COVID-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). A vaccine is approved if "Finalized" appears in the column titled "Status of Assessment.”

International students who are unable to obtain a COVID-19 Vaccination in their hometown or country of embarkment will have an opportunity to be vaccinated when they arrive in New York State. Vaccines are available through FIT Health Services

II.  Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)

In order to attend classes, students must provide proof of immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella if they are enrolled for at least six (6) semester credit hours or the equivalent per semester.. 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:

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

Proof of immunity can often be obtained from your doctor, school nurse, parents, immunization records or city registry.  You can download the FIT Immunization forms (.pdf) for your doctor to complete.

If you are not in compliance with the immunization requirements, students can obtain vaccination free of charge or titer (immunity) testing for a fee at FIT Health Services.  You can also obtain vaccination from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene walk-in clinic.

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
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)

III. Meningitis

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

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

How to Submit Your Immunization Documents

Scan or take a clear photo of your immunization documents and upload to the FIT Health Portal at fit.studenthealthportal.com. Log in to the FIT Health Portal with your FIT username and password.

Questions?

Call us at (212) 217-4190 for questions or more information. For answers to frequently asked questions regarding immunizations, please visit our FAQ.