Affected students must complete requirement in order to register for classes
Austin Community College is offering a series of on-campus meningitis clinics this month in advance of summer registration. As of spring 2012, Texas college students under age 30 must submit proof of immunization or an official exemption before they can register for classes.
Students enrolled since fall 2011 are exempt, per state law. Affected students must get the meningitis vaccination or submit a notarized exemption request form in order to attend a public college in Texas. (For requirement details, see austincc.edu/apply/immunizations.)
Walgreens provides the clinics and charges $133.99 per shot. Students can pay by cash, check, or credit card, and they will receive a receipt for insurance purposes. No appointments are necessary. The on-campus clinics are open to the community at the same price.
“This is a convenient way for students to get the vaccine,” says Dr. Kathleen Christensen, vice president of student support and success systems. “If students do not get the vaccine or submit an exemption, let me emphasize – they will not be able to register for classes.”
Meningitis clinic dates, times, and locations are as follows:
|On-Campus Meningitis Clinics|
|Location||Date & Time|
|South Austin Campus (1820 W. Stassney Ln.)||Mon., April 9, 4-7 p.m.|
|Round Rock Campus (4400 College Park Dr.)||Tues., April 10, 2-5 p.m.|
|Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.)||Wed., April 11, 4-7 p.m.|
|Highland Business Center (5930 Middle Fiskville Rd.)||Thurs., April 12, 2-5 p.m.|
|Northridge Campus (11928 Stonehollow Dr.)||Sat., April 14, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.|
|Cypress Campus (1555 Cypress Creek Rd.)||Mon., April 16, 4-7 p.m.|
|Pinnacle Campus (7748 Hwy. 290 West)||Tues., April 17, 2-5 p.m.|
|Rio Grande Campus (1212 Rio Grande St.)||Wed., April 18, 4-7 p.m.|
|Riverside Campus (1020 Grove Blvd.)||Sat., April 21, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.|
Summer registration begins in April for current and former students and in May for new students.
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