Bacterial Meningitis - New Law
Effective January 1, 2014
Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination is required for all new students under age 30. This includes transfer students and students that have taken either a fall or spring semester off from college.
The state of Texas passed a new law (SB 6) effective Spring Semester 2014 that will require all new students under age 22 to have a vaccination against bacterial meningitis. All first-time freshmen, transfer students, and students who have taken a leave of absence from school in either a fall or spring semester must have received this vaccination during the five-year period immediately preceding and least 10 days prior to the first day of the semester enrolled or re-enrolled. The following evidence must be provided to the Admissions Office as an admissions requirement:
Students are strongly encouraged to visit with their primary care physician or area health clinic as soon as possible to receive the appropriate vaccinations.
For more information please visit the Student Health Services Office in the Student Center Room 132 or call 956.364.4305.