All incoming new students who must either receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or meet criteria for declining such a vaccination before they can live on-campus or attend classes. imune


Students are strongly encouraged to review their immunization records to ensure they have received the following vaccines recommended by the American College Health Association (ACHA).



Vaccine Age Indicated Major Indications
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) 1 dose if history of previous 2 MMR vaccines is unavailable All entering college students born after 1957
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (DTP)(Td) Primary series in childhood with DTaP or DTP, booster at age 11-12 years with Td, then every 10 years All college students
Polio Vaccine (IPV) or (OPV) Primary series in childhood with IPV, OPV, or IPV/OPV sequentially; booster only needed for travel after age 18 IPV for certain international travelers
Varicella Childhood, adolescence, young adulthood. Two doses at least one month apart, if over age 13 All students without history of the disease or without age appropriate immunization of with a negative antibody titer
Hepatitis B Series of three doses given at 0, 1-2 months, and 6-12 months All college students
Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV4) Ages 11-55 Recommended for ALL college students and required for new students the meet the Texas Law requirement.
Influenza Each fall for college students Encouraged for students in high-risk categories, and to others to minimize disruption in daily activities during a campus epidemic


Consult with a Health Center Registered Nurse regarding immunizations.

Additional vaccines are recommended for students traveling abroad. Most vaccines are available through the Health Center's Travel Clinic. For more information regarding immunizations, please call (936) 294-1805.

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