Meningitis Info

About the Texas State Law for Bacterial Meningitis

Effective January 1, 2014 Texas state law ( Senate Bill 62) requires that students who will be under the age of 22 on their first day of class at an institution of higher education in Texas, Sam Houston State University, must provide proof of immunization OR an accepted waiver for bacterial meningitis. The vaccination must have been received during the 5 years prior to enrollment..

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board specifically requires one of two specific classes of meningitis vaccines:
Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY). Brand names, Menveo and Menactra. Meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine (MPSV). Brand name, Menomune.

Meningococcal serogroup B (MenB) vaccines do not provide the necessary coverage for college students and are not accepted for admission to higher education. The specific brands not accepted are Trumenba and BexSero.

How To Submit Your Meningitis Vaccination

If you are under the age of 22 on your first day of class:

SHSU will require you to submit through our Patient Portal either your evidence of vaccine or one of the approved methods of waiver from the vaccine before being able to register for classes or secure on campus housing if you are:

Please complete submission through the Patient Portal with one of the following processes:

** You can access the Patient Portal and upload documents on your smart phone**

To submit your shot record online:

**You must do BOTH steps for it to be accepted**

To submit our evidence of vaccination form signed by your Physician:

**You must do BOTH steps for it to be accepted**


You are exempt if you are 22 years of age or older as of January 1 of the year you are enrolling in higher education.

To claim a medical waiver exemption:

To request a waiver of conscience:

Download Evidence of Vaccination Form

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