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Immunization Requirements

The New York State Public Health Law requires certain immunizations for college and other post-secondary students enrolled for at least six (6) semester credit hours or the equivalent per semester.

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

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

If you are not in compliance with the immunization requirements, students can obtain vaccination 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 free of charge.

  • 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)
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    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

II. 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 and send a completed form to the Health Services.

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Ways to submit your immunization documents:

  • Mail to:
    Fashion Institute of Technology Health Services
    227 West 27th Street Room A402
    New York NY 10001-5992
  • Drop off immunization documents at Room A402, David Dubinsky Student Center Building 
  • Fax to 212 217.4191

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Click here for Frequently Asked Questions regarding immunizations.

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