To better control the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases the New York State Department of Health highly recommends that all participants in FITís Precollege programs be fully vaccinated and bring copies of vaccine records to the program. Vaccine standards differ internationally, but having immunization and health information readily available allows for a timely and appropriate public health response. Having the necessary applications and medical histories, including vaccination histories, will help ensure safe and healthy environments for all groups utilizing college campus facilities.
Precollege participants should consult parents, doctors, a school nurse, or a public health clinic to obtain copies of their immunization records. Immunization records will be collected at the New Student Orientation Sessions and at the entrance on Opening Days. We will accept vaccination records and INFORMATION AND CONSENT FORM only in-person.
How to complete the mandatory INFORMATION AND CONSENT FORM:
ē Student name, date of birth and cell phone number are self-explanatory. If you do not know your childís FIT Student ID number, leave the field black and we will enter for you.
ē Medical Information: Please provide us with information that will assist us in case of a medical emergency or to better support your child if s/he needs support in the classroom or special learning accommodations. Also share with us any prescription medications your child may be taking in case of a medical emergency.
ē Emergency Contact Information: In addition to the name and contact information requested for a parent or legal guardian, we need the parent to designate a LOCAL EMERGENCY CONTACT person if the parents do not live in the commutable tri-state area. This is required and the reason for this is quite simple: If an appointed adult cannot pick-up a sick or injured child from the FIT Health Service Office within a reasonable time, the child will be sent to the local pediatric emergency room for continued medical supervision. New York State hospitals will not release a minor without an adult to take responsibility for the child. If a local contact is not available, the child will remain in the hospital until an adult can be present to sign the child out. The LOCAL EMERGENCY CONTACT person must be known to the parent or guardian and be 18 years of age or older.
ē Health Care Authorization and Release: All parents of participating students in FITís Precollege Programs must consent to the Health Care Authorization and Release policy.
ē Photography Consent: This is optional. It allows FIT to publish photos of Precollege students in FIT catalogues and brochures and on its informational website.