Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirement
ATTENTION ALL TEXAS ENTERING COLLEGE STUDENTS
Starting Fall 2012
You need a meningitis vaccine (MCV4) before you go to college.
It is a new requirement passed by the Texas Legislature (Senate Bill 1107, 82nd Legislature).
Without the vaccine, you CANNOT enter college
YOU NEED THE VACCINE IF YOU ARE:
- A first-time student of an institution of higher education or private or independent institution of higher education
- A transfer student
- A student who previously attended an institution of higher education before January 1, 2012 who is enrolling again following a break in enrollment of at least one fall or spring semester.
Do you match any of the criteria above? Go the the next page for more information.
For more information about vaccine cost, where to get the vaccine, exemptions, and other important information, go to www.CollegeVaccineRequirements.com, see forms on our related downloads page, or call the Texas Immunization Information Line at 1-800-252-9152.