AMARILLO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
OFFICE OF STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES
Below is the law that requires incoming college students to show proof of receiving the Meningococcal vaccination prior to entry into a Texas University.
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.
Brenda Adams, RN, BS
AISD Student Health Services