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Immunizations and Screenings

Student Health and Wellness Center

Immunization and Screening

New incoming Fall 2022 students can begin uploading their immunization requirements to their Owl Care Portal starting May 1st, 2022.  The Deadline for Immunization Compliance for Incoming MFA GD Fall 2022 students is June 1, 2022 and for Incoming BFA/BFA Fall 2022 students it is July 1, 2022.

All incoming Otis College students are required to complete the New Student Health Form, Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire, and provide documentation of vaccination or immunity to certain infectious diseases. Students will have a hold on their account until all immunization requirements are fulfilled. For detailed information regarding required vaccinations, please review the Immunization Requirement below. If a student would like to fulfill their immunization requirements at the Student Health and Wellness Center (after the due date), they will incur a late immunization fee (please see below for more details).


Required Immunizations

  • MCV4 or MPSV4 (Meningococcal) - Required if living in the Residence Hall or Park West through Otis
  • MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella) - Required
  • TB Screening/Testing - Required
  • COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster (Booster is required for all students who are eligible - see here for eligibility) - Required (Students with a medical exemption or religious/philosophical exemption must submit their exemption forms by the July 1, 2022 due date) 

You can satisfy these immunization requirements by uploading required documents to OwlCare Online, our online health portal starting May 1st, 2022.

New and Incoming Students (Living in Otis Housing or Off-Campus)

  • Upload your completed "New Student Health Form” on OwlCare Online.
  • Upload a copy of the supporting documentation onto OwlCare Online (yellow card/ vaccination records, blood tests, or letters from your health care provider).
  • Complete required forms on OwlCare Online.
Returning students who are now living in Otis Housing (Residence Hall or Park West):
  • You are required to have the MCV4 or MPSV4 Vaccine and the COVID-19 Vaccine 
  • Upload a copy of the supporting documentation onto Owl Care Online (yellow card/ vaccination records, blood tests, or letters from your health care provider).
  • Complete required forms on OwlCare Online.

Completing Immunization Requirements with the SHWC

For students who do not have access to their primary care provider, or those having difficulty meeting the immunization requirement in their current location, these immunizations can be completed at the SHWC.  These immunization requirements are free for students who are enrolled in the student health insurance starting June 13th (for MFA GD students) and August 15th, 2022 (for BFA/MFA students).  Please note that new incoming students have access to complete their immunizations at the SHWC starting July 1st, 2022, however, students will pay for these vaccines out-of-pocket (please see below for a breakdown of cost).  In addition, please be aware that students who wish to fulfill their immunization requirements at the SHWC after the deadline will incur a late fee*.

Immunization Costs:

  • TB Screening: Free
  • TB Testing: $20 (PPD Skin Test)
  • TB Blood Test: $50 (Quantiferon Gold)
  • Meningitis Vaccine $151
  • MMR Vaccine: $95 per vaccine
  • MMR titers: $25
  • COVID-19 Vaccine: Free (Only provided on COVID-19 Vaccine clinic days)

*Any immunizations received at the SHWC after the deadline are subject to a $20 late immunization fee after June 1st, 2022 (for MFA GD students) and July 1st, 2022 (for BFA/MFA students) and increases to a $100 late immunization fee if submitted after June 13th, 2022 (for MFA GD Students) and August 15th, 2022 (for BFA/MFA students).


OWLCare Student Health Portal

OWLCare Online Login Instructions

Click here

Login with UN (Otis ID Number) and PW (your Pin)

On the Homepage/Welcome page, the banner at the top gives you instructions on your pending items

If you have any questions regarding your immunization requirements, please email studenthealth@otis.edu or call 310.846.5738.