Important Notice for College-Bound Students:
Recently-passed Senate Bill 1107 impacts vaccination requirements for college-bound students.
According to state law, students entering colleges or universities in Texas must be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis at least 10 days before the first day of higher-education classes or within the last five years.
The state encourages all college-bound students to receive the vaccination while still enrolled in high school.
Depending on personal insurance, students should visit their personal physician or the health department to get the vaccine.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend a booster dose of meningococcal vaccine for students between ages 16-18.
Students under 19 may be eligible for a low-cost vaccine through the Texas Vaccines for Children Program. Parents should contact their child's doctor for more information about the TVFC program.
See letter (below) for more details or contact your campus nurse.
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