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

Failure to complete the following requirements (I. COVID-19, II. MMR and III. Meningitis Survey) by the deadline will result in deregistration and removal from housing: 

I.  COVID-19

SPRING 2022: NEW STUDENTS and STUDENTS RETURNING TO CAMPUS

All students must be fully vaccinated in order to attend in person classes and/or have access to FIT campus and resources and must provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination no later than January 10, 2022.  

The deadline to upload proof of BOTH doses of the Pfizer or Moderna Covid-19 vaccine or one dose of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine, or any WHO approved Covid-19 vaccine is January 10, 2022.  Log in to the FIT Health Portal with your FIT username and password.

Exemptions: Limited medical and/or religious exemptions for the Spring 2022 semester will be reviewed for consideration. Exemption Requests must be submitted to the FIT Health Portal. The deadline to submit exemption requests for Spring 2022 is Sunday, December 5, 2021, 11:59pm

Important:

  • December 5, 2021, 11:59pm - deadline to submit medical or religious exemption requests
  • January 10, 2022 - deadline to receive last dose in Covid vaccine series to be fully vaccinated for Spring Semester.
  • January 10, 2022 - deadline to upload proof of vaccination to FIT Health Portal

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. IMPORTANT:  All students must be fully vaccinated in order to attend in person classes and/or have access to FIT campus and resources and must provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination by uploading it to the FIT Health Services portal no later than January 10, 2022.

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.