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Immunization Requirements

Wednesday, September 26th 2018 is the deadline to submit proof of MMR vaccinations and the Meningococcal Vaccination Response Form for all incoming students taking 6 or more credits.  International students have until Thursday, October 11th 2018 to submit proof of immunization.  Failure to comply will result in an Administrative Withdrawal grade from all classes. We encourage you to contact the office 72 hours after having faxed your records to assure our receipt of them.

 

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)

Before you can register for your classes, you must FIRST submit proof of your immunization records, required by New York State Public Health Law 2165. Immunization Records is responsible for the immunization records of all students born after January 1, 1957 who are enrolled for at least six (6) semester hours or the equivalent per semester.   In order to have your record processed immediately, we encourage all students to come in person.  We are located in room 307N.

These students are required to provide legible proof of:

  • MEASLES (Rubeola) - Two doses of Live Measles Virus Vaccine at least 28 days apart: on or after 1st birthday and dated 1968 or later.
  • MUMPS - One dose of Live Mumps Virus Vaccine: on or after 1st birthday and dated 1968 or later.
  • RUBELLA (German Measles) - One dose of Live Rubella Virus Vaccine: on or after 1st birthday and dated 1969 or later.

OR

  • MMR Vaccination (Measles, Mumps, Rubella - 2 doses after 01/01/1972
        Dose #1 must be given at age 12 months or later
        Dose #2 must be given after 15 months of age - OR at least 28 days after first vaccine - OR
    date healthcare provider diagnosed measles and/or mumps disease. Disease of rubella is NOT acceptable proof of immunity. There must be proof of vaccine or titers.

Proof of these vaccines should be provided in one of the following ways and at least three to four weeks prior to registration appointment:

  1. Have your health care provider fill out and stamp our Immunization Form,
  2. Provide a stamped copy of your health care provider's immunization form,
  3. Provide a copy of your lifetime immunization card (childhood immunization card), or
  4. Provide an official stamped copy of immunization records from a former high school, college or university.

Please fax immunization materials to 212.650.3254 or 212.396.6703.
To verify receipt of immunization materials, feel free to call after 72 hours after faxing your record at 212.772.4800.

Or, please mail immunization materials to:

Hunter College
Immunization Records
695 Park Avenue, 307 North Building
New York, NY 10065

Measles Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Meningococcal Meningitis Requirement

New York State Public Health Law 2167 requires that all college and university students, regardless of age, enrolled for at least six (6) semester hours or the equivalent per semester complete and return the Meningococcal Vaccination Response Form. This response may be recorded in Part 3 of the Immunization Form (click here to download) submitted prior to the first semester.

Students can also respond through their CUNY First accounts by: navigating to "Self Service" then to "Student Center". Under the "To Do List" tab, students should see a link called "Meningitis Acknowledgement Form". Clicking this link will provide students with information regarding the Meningococcal Meningitis vaccine, and allow them to respond electronically.

Please note that if students do not decline the vaccine on the response form, they will be required to submit proof that they have had the meningitis vaccine at some point in the last five years before the meningitis hold can be removed.

The Meningococcal Meningitis vaccine is not mandatory, we only require proof that you have been notified and given information about the vaccine. Failure to submit this form will delay your registration.

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Additional Meningococcal Meningitis Information

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Foreign Records

Any foreign vaccine-related immunization records must be translated into English prior to submission to Immunization Records. Failure to do so may delay your registration.

Students must submit immunization information at least three to four weeks prior to their registration appointment. Failure to do so may result in registration restrictions. We make every effort to process the forms as quickly as possible and cannot guarantee your registration if records are not submitted in a timely fashion. We encourage you to contact the office 72 hours after having faxed your records to assure our receipt of them.

Forms can be submitted by mail, fax, or in person. Please include your name on each page of the documents submitted. Forms and photo IDs that are not legible cannot be processed, and this will delay your registration.

We strongly advise against sending forms via email as email is not a secure form of communication and these forms contain personal information. However, some students may not be able to come in person or access a fax machine, due to being overseas. In this case, please scan your records into PDF format. We do not accept pictures of immunization records from mobile devices (i.e. Turboscan, Camscanner etc.).

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Exemptions

Medical - A note from your licensed physician/health care provider is required indicating the medical reason for contraindication. This statement must be written on the provider's stationary with stamp, license number, and signature.
Religious - Submit a written statement (forms are available in the office of Immunization Records) of sincere and genuine religious objection to immunizations. The determination regarding exemption is made following review of the written statement.
Birthdate -  All students born prior to January 1, 1957 are exempt.  However, students enrolled for at least six (6) semester hours or the equivalent per semester complete and return the Meningococcal Vaccination Response Form.

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Name Change

Please be advised that if you have changed your name, it must be accompanied by supporting documentation (i.e.: Marriage License, Court Order, Divorce Decree, Birth Certificate, Immigration Papers).  For more information, visit here  

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Immunization Clinics

MMR Clinics at Hunter College, Room 307, North Building

Fall '18

September 13th, Thursday - 11:00am-5:00pm*
September 18th, Tuesday - 11:00am-5:00pm*
September 26th, Wednesday - 11:00am-5:00pm*
October 11th, Thursday - 11:00am-3:00pm*

*All dates are subject to change without prior notice. Please call Immunization Records before coming in.

Immunization clinics are also available outside of Hunter College  Students currently enrolled in a post-secondary educational program are eligible to receive a free MMR vaccine through the Department of Health in order to fulfill school requirements.  Below is a Department of Health Clinic currently offering MMR immunization free of charge:

Fort Greene Health Center 295 Flatbush Ave., 5th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201 | Mon. - Fri. 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

For more information regarding immunization clinics, please visit the Department of Health (DOH) online, or call 311.

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9:30 AM - 5:30 PM 
CLOSED on Fridays

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