• Seniors,

    Please check your immunization record to be certain you've had a meningitis immunization in the past 5 years.

    Also, do get this done before your 19th birthday as there can be a significant increase in cost of shots when you turn 19.

    Texas law requires most incoming college/university students to be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis or provide an exemption request declining the vaccine.

    Senate Bill 1107 amends current Texas law requiring proof of Bacterial Meningitis vaccination at least 10 days before attending classes.

    • The bacterial meningitis vaccination must be administered by a Health Practitioner authorized by law to administer an immunization.
    • Vaccinations older than 5 years will require a booster
    • All students must receive the bacterial meningitis vaccination at least 10 days prior to the start of the semester.

About Bacterial Meningitis

  • Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. The severity of illness and treatment differs depending on whether it is caused by a virus or bacterium. Viral meningitis is generally less severe and clears up without specific treatment. Bacterial meningitis can be severe and may result in brain damage, hearing loss, or learning disabilities. It is also important to know what type of bacterial meningitis, because antibiotics can prevent some types from spreading and infecting other people.

    Please come by the clinic if you have any questions or want to check your shot record,

    Janet Jewitt RN

    Clinic Phone: 281.856.3820