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Immunization Requirements

 

Friday, September 26th, 2014 is the deadline to submit proof of MMR vaccinations for all incoming students taking 6 or more credits.  International students have until Monday, October 13, 2014 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)


Health Services is responsible for the immunization records of all students born after January 1, 1957.   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 1969 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 [pdf],
  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.

Meningococcal Meningitis Requirement

Additionally, all students must indicate that they have been notified of the Meningococcal Meningitis Public Health Law 2167 and have appropriate response on record with the college. This response is recorded in Part 2 of the Immunization Form (PDF below) submitted prior to the first semester. 

Students can also respond through their CUNY First accounts by navigating to "Self Service" then "Student Center" and clicking on "Enroll" in the upper left hand corner.  Students will then be prompted to select the term they will be registering for, and will need to click "continue."  A link called "Meningitis Acknowledgment Form" will appear half way down the page.  Clicking on this link will provide the student with information regarding the Meningococcal Meningitis vaccine, and allow them to electronically respond. 

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.

Foreign Records

Any foreign vaccine-related immunization records must be translated into English prior to submission to Health Services. 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.

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 Health Services) of sincere and genuine religious objection to immunizations.
Birthdate -  All students born prior to January 1, 1957 are exempt.  However, all students are still required to respond to the meningococcal meningitis form (see above Meningococcal Meningitis requirement).

Contact Us

Please fax immunization materials to 212.650.3254 or 212.396.6703.
Please mail immunization materials to:

Hunter College
Office of Health Services
695 Park Avenue, 307 North Building
New York, NY 10065


Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: Closed

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

Immunization Form [pdf]
Adobe Acrobat is required to read PDF files. Download Acrobat here.

Immunization Clinics
Adults currently enrolled in a post-secondary educational program are elligible to recieve a free MMR vaccine through the Department of Health in order to fulfill school requirements.  Below are Dept. of Health clinics currently offering MMR immunization free of charge:

  • Tremont Health Center 1826 Arthur Ave., 1st Floor, Bronx, NY 10457 | Tues. & Thurs. 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Corona Health Center 34-33 Junction Blvd., 3rd Floor, Queens, NY 11372 | Wed. & Fri. 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • 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 Dept. of Health online, or call 311.

 

More Information from the Dept. of Health:

Measles Frequently Asked Questions [pdf]
Preguntas Frecuentes Sobre el Sarampión [pdf]

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Contact Us


WELLNESS SERVICES: 
Health Services

healthandwellness@hunter.cuny.edu
t: 212.772.4800
f: 212.650.3254 or 212.396.6703
Room 307, Hunter North

WELLNESS SERVICES: 
Health Promotion & Education

healthed@hunter.cuny.edu
t: 212.772.4909
Room 307, Hunter North

COUNSELING SERVICES

personalcounseling@hunter.cuny.edu
t: 212.772.4931
Room 1123, Hunter East


For assistance after 6:00 pm, or in the case of an on-campus emergency, please call
Public Safety at 212.772.4444
. In the case of an off-campus emergency, call 911.

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