Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination

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.

For more information about vaccine cost, where to get the vaccine, exemptions, and other important information, go to, see forms on our related downloads page, or call the Texas Immunization Information Line at 1-800-252-9152.