Vaccination Requirement

Per Texas Senate Bill no. 62, beginning January 1, 2012, all entering Texas college students, under the age of 22, must receive a vaccination or booster (if the vaccination is five years old) against bacterial meningitis before enrollment.

Acceptable forms of the vaccination include Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MenACWY),  Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccines (MCV) or Meningococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (MPSV4).

Before you can register for classes you must submit together:

  1. A completed Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccine Requirement Form PDF
  2. Proof of immunization


The spring 2018 vaccination deadline is December 29, 2017.

The fall 2017 vaccination deadline was August 11, 2017. The summer 2017 vaccination deadline was May 20, 2017.

* The vaccination must be less than five years old (on the first day of class).

What is acceptable evidence of vaccination?

Documentation must be in English, state the name and other information sufficient to identify the individual who received the required vaccination, state the month, date and year the vaccine was administered.

  1. A statement provided by physician or other health care provider authorized by law to administer the vaccine. The statement must include the name, address, signature or stamp, state of licensure and license number of the physician or other healthcare provider who administered the required vaccination; or of the public health official who administered the vaccination.
  2. An official immunization record generated from the state or local health authority
  3. An official record received directly from a Texas school official, or a school official in another state.

Where do I submit the paperwork?

Send the requirement form and proof to:

Email: [email protected] ¬†(submit as PDF attachments)

Fax: 972-883-6335


The University of Texas at Dallas
The Office of the Registrar, SSB13
800 West Campbell Rd
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

Do I have to get the meningitis vaccination?

About Bacterial Meningitis

Bacterial Meningitis is a serious, potentially deadly disease that can progress extremely fast. It is an inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. The bacterium that causes meningitis can also infect the blood. For more information, please review “What You Need to Know About Meningitis.”

Vaccination Locations


Email: [email protected]