By law in Texas (Texas Education Code, § 51.9192, Subchapter Z), all students under the age of 22 attending classes at Texas institutions of higher education must present proof of immunization for bacterial meningitis or present the appropriate exemption.
Please see the DCCCD Catalog for more information about the state of Texas’ requirements, deadlines, exceptions and exemptions, plus links to related forms.
Meningitis is a disease caused by the inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord known as the meninges. The inflammation is usually caused by an infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis is also referred to as spinal meningitis.
More information about the causes, symptoms, types, risks and seriousness, as well as ways to prevent bacterial meningitis are available at the following websites: