|Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirement for Entering Students:
- Texas Senate Bill 1107, passed in May 2011, requires all students entering a public, private, or independent institution of higher education in Texas as of January 2012 and thereafter to provide documentation that they have had a meningococcal (bacterial meningitis) vaccine or “booster” dose during the five-year period prior to but no later than ten days before the first day of the first semester they will enter that institution. Check your shot records. You may need another shot to comply. Do not submit your documentation until you are admitted.
- Requirement for Entering Students: You will not be allowed to register for classes, even at Red Raider Orientation, until Student Health Services has received and processed documentation showing that you have complied with the following requirement.
- All students under the age of 22 must show proof of the meningitis vaccine. The vaccine must be administered within the last 5 years of the first day of classes. the law defines a new student as someone coming to the institution for the first time or someone that has been readmitted to the institution.
- Email your meningitis records to : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax your meningitis records to : 806-743-2122
- Additional Links:
- Copies of SB 1107 may be obtained on-line at the following address: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/82R/billtext/pdf/SB01107F.pdf#navpanes=0
- Effective September 1, 2001, Senate Bill 31 (SB 31) required the Texas Education Agency (TEA), in collaboration with the Texas Department of Health (TDH), to provide information regarding bacterial meningitis and its vaccine to students and parents each year. This legislation also required institutions of higher education to provide information about bacterial meningitis to new students at the institution.
- Copies of SB 31 may be obtained on-line at the following address: http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/77R/billtext/html/SB00031F.htm
- For more information regarding meningitis and the meningitis vaccination please see: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-mening.pdfhttp://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/vaccine-info.htmlhttp://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mening/default.htmhttp://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/about/faq.html