As of January 1, 2014, all entering students under the age of 22 at an institution of higher education are required to show proof of an initial meningococcal vaccination or a booster dose during the five-year period prior to enrolling. They must get the vaccine at least 10 days before the semester begins. Students planning to take on-line classes only are not required to submit meningitis documentation.
♦ When submitting meningitis documentation via email or fax, include your MC student ID number
♦ Local pharmacies that carry the vaccine include: HEB, Grahams, and Walgreens
♦ Typical shot cost at pharmacy is $129.00
A separate, signed application must be submitted ONLINE for each individual to receive an exemption from Texas meningococcal vaccination requirements. This form is for official use only and is not valid if photocopied. You must have a working printer to complete this transaction.
Texas Department of State Health Services / Online Vaccination Exemption Form
Texas Department of State Health Services / Vaccine Exemption Information