Tyler Junior College

Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirement

Forms and More Information

State of Texas SB 1107
Bacterial Meningitis Required Vaccination Prior to Enrollment
Tyler Junior College

All new students and re-entry students must provide either:

  1. Evidence the student has received the vaccination or booster dose during the five years preceding and at least 10 days prior to enrollment. This evidence must be submitted in ONE of the following formats:
    1. A document bearing the signature or stamp of the physician or his/her designee, or public health personnel (must include the month, day, and year the vaccination was administered) OR
    2. An official immunization record generated from a state or local health authority (must include the month, day, and year the vaccination was administered) OR
    3. An official record received from school officials, including a record from another state (must include month, day, and year the vaccination was administered) OR
  2. Evidence the student is declining the vaccination must be submitted in ONE of the following formats:
    1. An affidavit or certificate signed by a physician who is duly registered and licensed to practice medicine in the United States, in which is stated that, in the physician's opinion, the vaccination required would be injurious to the health and well-being of the student OR
    2. An affidavit signed by the student stating that the student declines the vaccination for bacterial meningitis for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief. A conscientious exemption form from the Texas Department of State Health Services must be used. (Allow up to 30 days)
  3. A student is not required to submit evidence of receiving the vaccination against bacterial meningitis or evidence of receiving a booster dose:
    1. If the student is 22 years of age or older by the first class day of the semester in which they intend to enroll OR
    2. If the student is enrolled in online or other distance education courses only.

Ways to Turn In Your Vaccination Form

  • By Fax: Admissions Office, 903-510-2161
  • By Mail: Tyler Junior College, Office of Admissions, PO Box 9020, Tyler, TX 75711
  • By email: admissions@tjc.edu
  • Hand delivered to the Admissions Office in White Administration Building on the main TJC campus.

Vaccinations may be available at a discounted price at the following locations

Dallas County HHS Immunization Clinic
2377 N. Stemmons FWY, Rm 159
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 819-2163
Angelina County Health District
503 Hill St.
Lufkin, TX 75904
(936) 632-1139
Arlington Public Health Center
536 W. Randol Mill Road
Arlington, TX 76011
(817) 548-3990
East Texas Community Health Center
1309 S. University
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
(936) 560-5413
Houston HCPES
Antoine Health Clinic
5815 Antoine, Suite A
Houston, TX 77091
(713) 602-3300
HCPHES Humble Health Clinic
1730 Humble Place Drive
Humble, TX 77338
(281) 446-4222
Austin - ST. John
7500 Blessing Ave
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 872-5520
North East Texas Public Health District
815 N. Broadway
Tyler, TX 75702
(903) 510-5604

Call for information on costs and required documentation. Must call for appointment

See our related downloads for a listing of accepted Meningitis Vaccines and for the vaccination form.