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Meningitis Vaccination Requirement

The law requires all incoming Texas college students under age 22 to receive a vaccination or booster against bacterial meningitis. Here’s helpful information about where to receive the shot on campus and how to submit your shot record to the school.

Meningitis Vaccination Info

The Texas Legislature requires that all incoming Texas college students under 22 years of age must receive a vaccination or booster against bacterial meningitis. You must provide evidence that you are in compliance with the meningitis requirement before you can register for classes.

The meningitis vaccine is required for the following individuals under 22 years of age, including:

  • All new students to San Jacinto College including dual credit
  • All returning San Jacinto College students who have had a break in enrollment for one or more Fall or Spring semesters
  • All incoming Transfer students
  • All Continuing and Professional Development (CPD) students taking "linked" courses. A linked CPD course is any course held in conjunction with an academic/credit course.

The student or parent/guardian of the student must provide evidence showing the student has received the bacterial meningitis vaccination or booster within the last five years prior to enrollment, and not less than 10 days before the first day of classes. Students should get the MenACWY or MPSV4 vaccination to meet the state requirements. The MenB vaccination does not meet state requirements.

List of Meningitis Area Clinics

Meningitis Shot Schedule

Central Campus

Location: C27.2500

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

South Campus

Location: S6.152

Dates: Tuesday, April 30, 2024 and June 11, 2024
Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2024
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

North Campus

Location: N6.108

Dates: Tuesday, May 7, 2024 and June 25, 2024
Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Meningitis area clinics 

Meningitis vaccines are also available at local area clinics. For information on each clinic, please see the link below. We recommend calling the locations before visiting.

List of Meningitis Area Clinics

What to Do Next

After you get your shot, you have three ways to comply with vaccine requirements:
  1. Submit Your Record Online.

    Complete this online form, you submit your shot record to

  2. Come to the Admissions Office.

    You can also bring your meningitis record to the admissions office. Sign in at the welcome desk for walk-in service.

  3. Make a Virtual Appointment.

    Book an appointment with an admissions advisor. Select “Virtual” as the appointment type, then “Document Intake/Record Update - Virtual” as the visit reason.

More Information


Acceptable evidence of vaccination or receiving a booster dose includes:

  • The signature or stamp of a physician or his/her designee, or public health personnel 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

Listed below are San Jacinto College students who are not required to submit evidence of receiving the vaccination against bacterial meningitis or evidence of receiving a booster dose:

Students who are 22 years of age or older

Students who enrolled during the Fall 2011 term or earlier and who have maintained continual Fall and Spring term enrollment as long as they remain San Jac students. (Note: the exception does not apply once a San Jac student transfers to another college.)

Students who are enrolled only in Continuing and Professional Development courses or corporate training programs that are less than 360 contact hours that are not linked to Credit classes. Contact Us for more information. 

Listed below are San Jacinto College students who are not required to receive meningitis vaccinations, but are required to submit documentation for waiver by submitting this compliance form.

  • Students enrolled only in distance learning classes that are 100 percent online.
  • Students who present affidavits signed by licensed physicians stating that the vaccination would be injurious to the health of the students;
  • Students who present conscientious exemption forms stating the students decline the vaccination for reasons of conscience, including religious belief. Download the Conscientious Exemption Form.

Contact Us

Contact us to find out more about the meningitis requirement and available shot clinics on campus.
Susana Gonzalez
Dir, Safety/Hlth/Env/Risk Mgmt
(281) 998-6150x6129