Effective Fall 2010, the following Immunizations are required for all newly enrolled students attending Otis. All forms (Immunization Record Form and/or Exemption Affidavit Form) must be submitted to the Admissions Office prior to the first date of class.
M.M.R. (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) - Two doses at least one month apart are required if you were born after 1956.
TB Screening / Test (Mantoux only - Tine not accepted)
The Immunization Record Form must be completed by a health care provider and submitted before the first date of class.
Exemption Affidavit for the M.M.R. vaccination
Student may fill out an Exemption Affidavit regarding immunizations if one or more of the following categories apply:
1. Students born before January 1, 1957 are exempt from the requirement.
(Persons born before January 1, 1957 are considered immune from Measles, Mumps and Rubella.)
2. If the student is pregnant (temporary exemption), a signed statement from a physician stating that the student is pregnant or is suspected of being pregnant is required. Pregnancy exemptions are only applicable to MMR requirements. (Physician’s statement required)
3. If the student is medically contraindicated, a signed statement from a physician is required. (Physician’s statement required)
4. For a Religious exemption, a written, signed, and dated statement from the church, student or the student’s guardian, if the student is a minor, documenting the student's objection based on the religious tenets or practice of a recognized church or religious organization of which the student is an adherent or member is required.
5. For a Philosophical exemption, a statement of personal beliefs which prohibit immunization must be provided.
Recommended Immunizations (Not Mandatory)
Otis College of Art and Design recommends for your personal health that you are immunized for:
Meningitis (Meningococcal) - If you plan on living in Otis student housing
Hepatitis B (3 total)
Hepatitis A (2 total)
Tetanus/Diptheria (Recommended every 10 years)
HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)
Varicella (Chicken Pox) (Students with no reliable clinical history of Varicella infection)