Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirement

Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirement

All new students, including transfer students, under the age of 22, 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. 

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 SHWC recommends that all students have current immunizations for COVID-19, tetanus, measles, mumps, diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, pertussis, polio, rubella, and varicella.

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