The following evidence must be provided to either the Graduate School (if you are a new graduate student), the Office of Admissions and Recruitment (if you are a new undergraduate student), or the Registrar’s Office (if you are a continuing student who has stopped out):
1. Certification from a physician, clinic or previous school demonstrating that the student has been vaccinated during the five-year period immediately preceding and at least 10 days prior to the first day of class. Or,
2. A letter from a licensed medical physician signed by a physician who is duly registered and licensed to practice medicine in the United States certifying that in the opinion of the physician the required meningococcal vaccination would be injurious to the health and well-being of the student. Or,
3. Students that because of reasons of conscience can use the Texas Department of State Health Services affidavit. The affidavit may be requested via the Texas Department of State Health Services website (https://webds.dshs.state.tx.us/immco/default.aspx.) The DSHS exemption form may be ordered electronically; however it will be mailed to the address provided by the student. Please allow up to two weeks to receive the form. The form must be completed, notarized, and submitted to the designated school official at the institution the student will be attending.
4. Exception is provided to the student who is enrolled only in online or other distance education courses.