Immunization Requirements

 

Immunization Requirements

Proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, and Rubella and a signed Meningococcal Meningitis Response Form are required of all new incoming students.


Please submit completed Immunization Forms, including the required Meningitis Response Form, and/or existing documentation.  We encourage students to submit (when available) existing vaccination records (e.g. official documentation of measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations from childhood or from another university/institution).

You will NOT be able to register without proof of immunization.

If you need to be vaccinated, you may visit the NYC Department of Health clinic listed below.

While we do not impose a deadline, it is strongly advised that you start this process at least 6 to 8 weeks prior to your registration date to avoid delays in clearance for registration.

Students born prior to January 1, 1957 are exempt from the MMR requirement. You must still submit the Meningitis Response Form, and proof of your date of birth.  Students taking less than 6 credits are not required to submit immunization documentation.

Part A-Proof of MMR

MMR Documentation
Compliance with NYS Public Health Law 2165 requires the following:

  • Dates of two measles vaccinations or dates for two MMRs (combined measles, mumps, rubella vaccine). The two vaccinations are required to be at least 28 days apart, and the 1st dose must not have been administered more than 4 days prior to your 1st birthday.
  • Date of one mumps vaccine received no more than 4 days prior to your 1st birthday (not necessary if you have had at least one MMR).
  • Date of one rubella vaccine received no more than 4 days prior to your 1st birthday (not necessary if you have had at least one MMR).
  • Health provider’s signature AND an official health provider stamp (MD, NP, PA), clinic stamp, or records office stamp must appear on the Student Immunization Record Form or on any other measles, mumps and rubella documentation (including records from another university) in order for it to be processed by our office.
If you do not have any way to document past vaccinations, you may see a physician for a blood titer test. If you are submitting lab titer results as proof of immunity, a copy of the official lab report must be included.  You also have the option of being vaccinated again.

Part B-Meningococcal Meningitis Response

Compliance with NYS Public Health Law 2167 requires all students review the meningococcal meningitis information attached to the Meningitis Response Form and file a record of response with our office. The meningococcal vaccination is not required, however all Graduate Center students are required to either:

  •  Review the meningococcal disease information, check the appropriate response, sign and submit the form to the Wellness Center Student Health Services  OR
  • Review the meningococcal disease information attached to the Meningitis Response Form and submit a copy of your documents showing vaccination against meningococcal disease within the last 10 years.  The exact date must be provided.

How To Submit Your Documents

Submit all completed forms and/or documentation to Student Health Services.
A scanned PDF attachment emailed to wellness@gc.cuny.edu is preferred. 
In person, mail, or fax is also acceptable. Please do not submit original documents and always keep a copy for your records.

We strongly advise that all new students begin this process early (at least 6 to 8 weeks prior to your registration date), to avoid any delays in registration.

The Wellness Center Student Health Services
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 6422
New York, New York, 10016
FAX: 212.817.1602
PHONE: 212.817.7020
wellness@gc.cuny.edu

NYC Department of Health Immunization Clinic

No appointment is necessary; persons will be seen on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please arrive early, and remember to bring proof of your acceptance to the college. 

For the most up to date information, please visit
http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/living/immun-clinics.shtml

Fort Greene Health Center
295 Flatbush Avenue Extension, at the corner of Willoughby Street, 5th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201
(Near the Fulton Mall and Long Island University, not on Flatbush Avenue Proper)
Adults and Children 4 years of age and over
Monday through Friday: 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Directions: A, C & F to Jay Street, or 2, 3, 4 & 5 to Nevins Street, or R, Q, B & M to DeKalb Ave.

Request a Copy of Your Immunization Records from the Wellness Center

Fill out a Request for Immunization Records form and return it to the Wellness Center. Please include your contact information in case we have any questions about your request.  Please note that we keep immunization records on file 7 years from the date of admission. 
Allow up to 3 business days for our office to process your request.

You may fax, email, mail, or drop-off your completed form to:
The Wellness Center
Room 6422
365 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10016
Tel. 212-817-7020
Fax 212-817-1602
wellness@gc.cuny.edu