By law in Texas (Texas Education Code, § 51.9192, Subchapter Z), all students under the age of 22 attending classes at Texas institutions of higher education must present proof of immunization for bacterial meningitis or present the appropriate exemption.
Please see the
DCCCD Catalog for more information about the state of Texas’ requirements, deadlines, exceptions and exemptions, plus links to related forms.
Students have three options regarding meningitis vaccination records:
Need help? Visit the
Med+Proctor Student Help Page or the
Med+Proctor student Frequently Asked Questions.
Important: To enroll for the first time — at some colleges this includes signing up for orientation — you must first complete one of the three options listed above.
exemptions are covered in the official DCCCD Catalog.
Meningitis is a disease caused by the inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord known as the meninges. The inflammation is usually caused by an infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis is also referred to as spinal meningitis.
More information about the causes, symptoms, types, risks and seriousness, as well as ways to prevent bacterial meningitis are available at the following websites:
View location information and find out where you can get a meningitis vaccine.