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Bacterial
Meningitis

Vaccination Requirements for Entering Students

Important information about Senate Bill 1107
Effective January 1, 2012 - A Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination is required for all entering students under age 30. Starting in the Spring 2014 the age requirement will change to 22. The term entering student includes new students to UTEP, transfer students from other colleges or universities, and returning UTEP students that have taken the most recent long semester off from college

The State of Texas passed a new law (SB 1107) effective Spring Semester 2012 that requires all new students under age 30 (starting in the Spring 2014 the new age requirement is under the age of 22) to have a vaccination against bacterial meningitis. All first-time students, transfer students, and students who have taken a leave of absence from school in either a fall or spring semester must have received this vaccination during the five-year period immediately preceding the start of classes and at least 10 days prior to the first day of the semester enrolled.

In order to avoid course enrollment delays, entering students are strongly encouraged to receive the appropriate vaccinations early.

Visit your primary care physician or one of the convenient area public health clinics as soon as possible. (Click here for City of El Paso Department of Public Health Clinic Sites)

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Clinics

Immunize El Paso
222 S Campbell - 915-533-3414
1500 George Dieter Suite 102

Coleman Pharmacy
1841 North Lee Trevino - 915-594-7200

Mc Crory’s
6151 Dew Drive #100 - 915-581-9655

Walgreens
Various Locations throughout El Paso



Students requiring more information regarding the vaccine should consult their primary care physician and review the Vaccine Information Sheet found at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/mening.html).

Students and/or family members with questions concerning the new State of Texas law (SB 1107) may visit the Texas Legislature Online website (http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/83R/billtext/html/SB00062F.htm)

New Requirement for Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination: Updated October 2013  (http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?objectid=A641CD0D-E56A-A36A-1BCB39FF80781178


For more information regarding the State of Texas requirements please visit the appropriate office (Graduate School, Office of Admissions and Recruitment, or the Registrar’s Office) located in the Mike Loya Academic Services Building or call 915-747-6094 or email meningitis@utep.edu.



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