Texas State Senate Bill 1107, which was signed into law in 2011, requires all first-time college or university students under the age of 30 to show proof of meningococcal vaccination within the last 5 years:
In order to register for classes, such students must properly complete and submit ONE of three compliance documents:
- Receive the bacterial meningitis vaccine and turn in a vaccination certificate to their university, OR
- Turn in a doctor’s note exempting them from the vaccine due to health risks, OR
- Turn in the Texas Department of State Health Services affidavit saying they opt out of the vaccine for reasons of conscience (including religious reasons).
More information can be found at the Texas for Higher Education Board website and in the meningitis information letter sent to new students.
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This page was last updated on May. 08, 2013.
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