EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2012
In May 2011, the Texas State Legislature passed Senate Bill 1107, effective January 1, 2012, requiring all entering students under the age of 30 at public and private institutions of higher education to provide evidence of vaccination against bacterial meningitis or meet certain criteria for declining the vaccination. Newly admitted students who have not provided documentation of vaccination have an immunization deficiency hold placed on their account. The hold will be removed once the appropriate immunization documentation has been provided to Texas A&M. The immunization deficiency hold will prevent you from registering for classes, so it is imperative that you fulfill this requirement prior to or immediately upon your arrival at your New Student Conference.
If you arrive at your New Student Conference and have not yet fulfilled this requirement, vaccinations will be available at the Beutel Health Center on campus at a cost of $110. Payment by check or credit card for the vaccine can be made when the vaccination is administered, or it can be added to your fee statement. Students are highly encouraged to take care of this requirement prior to the New Student Conference, as the cost of the vaccination may be lower through your current health care provider.
To determine if you have satisfied the evidence of vaccination requirement for bacterial meningitis, go to the Applicant Information System website, applicant.tamu.edu, and ensure that a check mark is present on the Bacterial Meningitis checklist item found under the ‘Additional credentials required prior to Enrollment/Registration’ section.
For information regarding where to send your documentation, visit http://admissions.tamu.edu/meningitis.aspx.