In coordination with the Department of health, the Student Wellness Center offer HPV vaccination to women students 26 years old or younger. The HPV vaccine, Gardasil, protects women against developing cervical cancer by preventing against four different types of HPV. The HPV vaccine is a series of three shots, administered over the course of six months. If you receive your first HPV vaccination at City Tech, we will ensure that you receive each of your follow-up doses. It doesn’t matter if you are already sexually active, or even if you have already contracted HPV, and you cannot contract HPV from the vaccine. To be most effective, you need all three shots, and you will still need to get a pap test every year with your routine gynecological exam.
The Student Wellness Center offers an HPV vaccination clinic each semester. Watch this website and information posted around campus to determine the next HPV clinic date.
Anyone attending a post-secondary institution must present a legible copy of their lifetime immunization record showing two doses of MMR (a combination of all three vaccines) or two doses of Measles, One Mumps and Rubella vaccine or in order to attend classes. Another acceptable proof of immunization is a copy of a doctor's record on letterhead, stamped indicating the vaccines received.
If a student does not have proof of immunization, they must obtain a titer report indicating positive immunity for Measles, Mumps and Rubella from their current physician.
Students who need a copy of their MMR immunization records should obtain them from the Registrar's office in NG 15, (718) 260-5800.
Each year, thousands of New Yorkers get influenza (flu). In 2006 influenza and pneumonia was associated with over 2,500 deaths in New York City and nationwide influenza is responsible for 36,000 deaths annually. Thousands more are hospitalized every year. For most people, it's a nuisance that means a week or more of muscle aches, high fever and physical misery. But for some people, it can be a serious illness, and even cause death. At the Student Wellness center, we offer the flu vaccine every fall, beginning in November. Check this website in fall 2009 for upcoming vaccination clinic dates.
People at highest risk for complications from influenza should be vaccinated every year. Those groups include: All children aged 6 months through 18th birthday. All pregnant women (at any stage of pregnancy). All people aged 50 years and older. All people aged 19 to 49 years with certain chronic medical conditions. All residents in nursing homes, chronic and other long-term care facilities. All out-of-home caregivers and household contacts of high-risk individuals, including contacts of children under 5 years of age. All health-care workers.
The Health Department walk-in immunization clinics provide immunizations required for school attendance (PDF) and vaccines for adults, including hepatitis B, Td, Tdap, MMR and pneumococcal vaccines. Influenza vaccine will be available in all clinics beginning in October of each year. HPV vaccine is available to girls and women 9-26 years of age.
The Student Wellness Center, in collaboration with the NYC Department of Health, offers a range of immunizations to help you fulfill registration requirements; meet academic department, internship, or clinical placement requirements; and protect your health.