Meningococcal Vaccine for Seniors who Plan to enroll in College

AMARILLO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

OFFICE OF STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES

Dear Parents:

Below is the law that requires incoming college students to show proof of receiving the Meningococcal vaccination prior to entry into a Texas University.

                Meningitis Vaccine:

                Senate Bill 1107 requires all incoming college students to receive the meningitis vaccination   prior to arriving on a Texas university campus

REQUIREMENT: Texas Senate Bill 1107, passed in May 2011, requires all students entering a public, private, or independent institution of higher education in Texas as of January 2012 and thereafter to provide documentation that they have had a meningococcal (bacterial meningitis) vaccine or "booster" dose during the five year period prior to but no later than ten days before the first day of the first semester they will enter that institution.

If your high school senior is college bound next year, you may want to discuss this with the University your child plans to attend, your medical provider, and your insurance provider.  There may be a cost advantage to obtaining this immunization while your child is a senior and still in public school.

Thank You,

 Brenda Adams, RN, BS

Program Director,

AISD Student Health Services

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