** Please note: This is an archived announcement. Visit
http://www.dcccd.edu/meningitis for the latest information. **
What: New state of Texas immunization requirement for bacterial meningitis
When: Effective for Spring 2012 semester
Who: You must provide DCCCD with proof of meningitis vaccination if:
Deadline: You must submit proof of vaccination (or booster shot within the last five years) to your college’s
Admissions/Registrar’s Office before registering for class. The date of the vaccination must be at least 10 days before the first day of class. This allows time for the vaccination to take effect.
Where to get the shot: DCCCD students may obtain bacterial meningitis vaccinations from their own physicians, local health departments, clinics, area drug stores and similar facilities.
Where to take the form: Take the DCCCD Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Verification Form (PDF - 172KB) to the Admissions/Registrar’s Office on the campus where you are enrolled.
Exceptions to the new law: You do not need to provide proof of meningitis vaccination for the spring 2012 semester under several exceptions.
Exemptions: A DCCCD student or the student’s parents or guardians are not required to submit evidence of the bacterial meningitis vaccination if the student, parent or guardian submits one of the following affidavits, based on health and well-being or for reasons of conscience, including religious beliefs. For either of these exemptions, you must submit to the Admissions/Registrar’s Office:
For more information about bacterial meningitis, visit the
Centers for Disease Control.
For details about DCCCD’s procedures, visit the
Admissions/Registrar’s Office or the at any of the district’s seven colleges.
Learn more about the State of Texas’
Meningitis Vaccine Requirements.