The vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—MCV4 and MPSV4—offer protection for Meningitis groups A, C, Y, and W-135. Currently, MCV4 and MPSV4 are the only vaccines that are accepted. Please visit the CDC website for additional information.
Meningitis vaccinations are available from healthcare providers, county health departments, clinics, and pharmacies.
Contact your healthcare provider for a medical opinion.
The state allows you to opt out of the meningitis vaccination for medical reasons or conscientious objection; however, you must submit the applicable exemption document or you will be dropped from your classes.
Medical Exemption Affidavit: Submit a medical exemption affidavit to Magnus Health SMR. Obtain the blank form from Magnus Health when you register for an account. To be accepted:
Conscience Objection Certificate: Obtain the conscientious objection online certificate from the Texas Department of State Health Services website. Take the unsigned certificate to any campus Admissions and Records Office, where you will sign and submit the document. You will need to show an official photo ID.
Other exemption forms originating from the Texas Department of State Health Services will continue to be accepted. Forms downloaded from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board website will no longer be accepted.
Vaccination records must include the date (day/date/year) of the vaccination. Any of the following documents are accepted:
Magnus Health’s customer service team is available to answer questions. Email them at email@example.com or call (877) 461-6831.
Vaccination records and medical exemption affidavits require at least 2 business days after being received by Magnus Health. Conscientious objection certificates submitted on campus are approved immediately.
You will not remain enrolled in classes until proper documentation is received.
If you miss the deadline to comply, you will need to re-register for your classes. We cannot guarantee seats will still be available if you have to re-register.
Obtaining the vaccination outside the United States can save you money. However, there are several forms of meningitis, so confirm you receive one of the following accepted vaccines: