- New Students
To help ensure a healthy student community, all students must comply with New York State and RIT immunization requirements. Students who do not comply will be disenrolled from classes.
Detailed Immunization Requirements
New York State and RIT Requirements for Class Attendance:
New York State Law mandates that students be withdrawn from classes if this information is not submitted.
|Meningococcal Awareness Form||
|RIT Employees and Family Members: If you take 6 or more credit hours at RIT, you are considered students under the NYS Public Health Law 2165/2167. Therefore, employees and family members must comply with established NYS and RIT immunization requirements regardless of how long you have been associated with RIT.|
|Veterans: If you were honorably discharged within 10 years from the date of your application to RIT, you can submit your armed forces official vaccination records as proof of immunization. If there is a delay in obtaining your official vaccination records, the DD 214 Form (Separation of Service) will enable you to attend classes temporarily. NOTE: DD 214 does not fulfill the immunization requirements. We must receive your vaccination records.|
||Women and men ages 9-26||Protects against 4 types of HPV - the virus that causes genital warts and cervical cancer.|
||All students, especially those with a chronic illness or a condition/medication that affects the immune system.||Usually available seasonally in the Student Health Center for a fee.|
|Pneumococcal Vaccine (Pneumovax)
||Students who have not had chicken pox.|
|Medical||Students with a medical contraindication to a specific vaccine||Sufficient documentation must be submitted by the student's medical provider including reason for contraindication and end date if applicable.|
|MMR Requirement||Students born before January 1, 1957|
|Online or Off-Campus Program/Major||Programs/Majors where ALL courses are completely online or off-campus||If your program is online/off-campus, but you attend an on-campus orientation or other event, you ARE subject to immunization compliance.|
|Religious||Students with a history of strong religious conviction against vaccination||