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.