As of January 1, 2012, Texas law requires all entering students to show evidence of an initial bacterial meningitis vaccine or a booster dose during the five-year period preceding, and at least 10 days prior, to the first day of the first semester in which the student initially enrolls at a Texas higher education institution.
You need the vaccine if you are:
- Under 22 years old
- 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.
Proof of your bacterial meningitis immunization or exemption must be submitted by 4 p.m. on the listed due date or you will be dropped from your classes, as required by Texas state law.
Documentation due by 4 p.m.
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You can submit your proof of vaccination or exemption documentation by:
- Upload via form below
- Email: email@example.com
- Fax: 903-510-2161
- In person at the Apache Enrollment Center
- Mail: TJC; Attention: Admissions; P.O. Box 9020; Tyler, TX 75711-9020
For more information on the Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for College Entry visit http://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/college-requirements.aspx
To obtain an Exemption from Meningococcal Vaccination Requirements for Reasons of Conscience visit https://co-request-jc.dshs.texas.gov/.
Note- Approved quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccines protect against four of the strains of meningococci that cause disease (A, C, Y and W-135). The Meningococcal Group B (MenB) vaccines, which only protect against one strain (B), do not meet the requirement of a quadrivalent vaccine given within 5 years.
|In addition to your personal physician or some retail pharmacies, Bacterial meningitis vaccinations may be available at a discounted price at the following locations. Please contact the facilities directly to determine cost and required documentation.|
|Angelina County Health District
503 Hill St.
Lufkin, TX 75904
|Austin – St. John
7500 Blessing Ave.
Austin, TX 78752
|East Texas Community Health Center
1309 S. University
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Antoine Health Clinic
5815 Antoine, Ste. A
Houston, TX 77091
|Arlington Public Health Center
536 W. Randol Mill Rd.
Arlington, TX 76011
|Dallas County HHS Immunization Clinic
2377 N Stemmons Fwy, Rm. 159
Dallas, TX 75207
HCPHES Humble Health Clinic
|North East Texas Public Health District
815 N. Broadway
Tyler, TX 75702