Immunization Requirements

Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirement

Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirement

All new students, including transfer students, must show evidence of receipt of initial bacterial meningitis vaccination (meningococcal meningitis vaccine) dose or booster in the last five years and at least ten days prior to the first day of the semester in which the student initially enrolls. This law also applies to any student returning to school after a break in enrollment for a fall or spring semester.

Immunizations are available from the UNT Student Health and Wellness Center, a personal physician, or a local Health Department. 

View and download the Bacterial Meningitis Immunization form to attach with acceptable evidence of vaccination or have clinic staff complete the form at the time of vaccination.

The meningitis vaccination should be for the meningococcal ACWY strain. The following is acceptable evidence of vaccination or receiving a booster dose:

  • The signature or stamp of a physician or their designee, or public health person on a form that shows the month, day, and year the vaccination dose or booster was administered.
  • An official immunization record generated from a state or local health authority
  • An official record received from school officials, including a record from another state

Other Recommended Vaccinations

Even though the bacterial meningitis vaccination is the only required immunization, the University of North Texas Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) recommends that all students have current immunizations for COVID-19, tetanus, measles, mumps, diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, pertussis, polio, rubella, and varicella.


Tuberculosis Screening Requirement for High-Risk Students

The University requires all incoming International and Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) students who were previously diagnosed or treated for TB or are considered to be at high risk for tubercular disease, as defined by the World Health Organization or United States of America Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to be screened for tuberculosis (TB). High-risk students must be screened for TB within a 3-week window after the 12th class day of their first term of study on the UNT campus. After reviewing the screening form, some students may be required to have a blood test for TB. Students will be notified via the Student Health and Wellness Center's patient portal if testing is required and the steps necessary to complete testing.

TB is an infectious disease that usually occurs in the lungs. It is found in many countries around the world. TB can be either active, with obvious symptoms, or latent, with no obvious symptoms. Latent TB cannot be passed to other people, but it can turn into active TB. Thus, both active and latent TB must be treated, and both can be treated effectively when found early. Persons are only infectious when they have active TB. 

Students may either be tested at the SHWC or provide documentation to Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) verifying that they were tested for TB on a previous date and report the results of their TB blood test using the Tuberculosis Screening Record for Outside Providers form. The documentation must be validated with the signature and stamp/seal of a physician or authorized official and provide clear documentation of the date given and date read.

Documentation for the TB test will be accepted if TB testing was done no more than six (6) months prior to the first day of the student's first term of study at the University and done in the United States.

Any high-risk student who fails to meet TB requirements will have a registration block placed on their account.   

Required Steps:

  • Complete the Patient TB Screening Form on the online patient portal at myosh.unt.edu no later than three (3) weeks after the 12th class day of your first term at UNT/IELI.
  • A nurse will review your form and contact you if further blood testing is needed. Students will be notified via the Student Health and Wellness Center's patient portal if testing is required and the steps necessary to complete testing. Students will be required to complete additional steps if a test is positive or unclear.
  • Once the screening process is complete, the Health Center will remove the TB block from your student account.

New International Student Tuberculosis Testing Registration


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