Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Policy
In accordance with Texas Senate Bill 1107 (SB 62, effective October 1, 2013), Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will require all new students under the age of 22 to provide certified proof from a health practitioner that they have received a valid bacterial meningitis vaccination or booster within the last five years. Students must submit their proof of vaccination or a booster at least 10 days prior to the first day of class for the intended term of enrollment.
A new entering student includes a first-time student of an institution of higher education or private or independent institution of higher education and includes a transfer student, or a student who previously attended an institution of higher education before January 1, 2012, and who is enrolling in the same or another institution of higher education following a break in enrollment of at least one fall or spring semester.
Students are strongly encouraged to obtain the bacterial meningitis vaccination before entering the United States or moving to the Corpus Christi area. A list of U.S. approved meningococcal vaccines is available: English , Español
Students who fail to submit certified proof of vaccination or a valid booster within the required timeframe will be unable to register for their intended term. Please note, vaccinations older than 5 years will require a booster and all bacterial meningitis vaccinations and boosters must be administered by a health practitioner authorized by law to administer an immunization.
Valid Proof of Vaccination
Valid Proof of Vaccination Exemption
Other Vaccination Exemptions
A student is not required to submit evidence of receiving the vaccination against bacterial meningitis, or a booster dose, if:
Students are encouraged to visit their primary care provider prior to enrollment. The cost of the bacterial meningitis vaccination may be cheaper in a student’s home country or through the student’s primary care provider. Students may also obtain the Meningitis vaccination or booster from their local County Public Health Department or other local pharmacies.
For medical questions concerning the meningitis vaccination or booster, students may contact the University Health Center Nurse Line at 361.825.5735. For questions regarding document submission and approval, students should contact the Office of Recruitment and Admissions at 361.825.2624.
All new students must receive the bacterial meningitis vaccination at least 10 days prior to the start of the intended term of enrollment.
How to Submit Evidence of Vaccination or an Affidavit to Decline Vaccination
All documents pertaining to compliance with the bacterial meningitis vaccination policy should be mailed, faxed, emailed, or hand-delivered to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Office of Recruitment and Admissions. Applicants who wish to fax their documentation are asked to use the Office of Recruitment and Admissions Fax Cover Sheet.
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Office of Recruitment and Admissions 6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5774 Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5774 Phone: 361.825.2624 or 1.800.4.TAMUCC
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