Meningitis Compliance Steps

If the meningitis law applies to you, you can register and pay for classes while you complete the requirement.

**NOTE: During the summer 2020 semester all ACC courses will be conducted via Distance Learning--no in-person meetings or requirements. During this time only, the requirement for immunization proof or an approved exemption is suspended for summer 2020 enrollments only.  The requirement for meningitis immunization proof or an exemption on file will become active and required again when ACC resumes in-person courses.  

Compliance Deadlines

  • Fall
    • Fall 2020: Aug 24-Dec 13

      Fall 2020 Semester Deadlines
      If you register between: You must be in compliance by 5:00 p.m. on:
       Fall 2020 dates TBA, coming soon.  
  • Spring
    • Spring 2020: Jan 21-May 17

      Spring 2020 Semester Deadlines
      If you register between: You must be in compliance by 5:00 p.m. on:
      October 14 - January 6 January 6
      January 7 - January 17 January 17
      January 18 - January 22 January 22
      January 23 - January 24 January 24
      January 25 - February 14 February 14
      February 15 - February 18 February 18
      February 18 - March 20 March 20
      March 21 - March 24 March 24
  • Summer
    • Summer 2020: June 1-Aug 9 **NOTE: During the summer 2020 semester all ACC courses will be conducted via Distance Learning--no in-person meetings or requirements. During this time only, the requirement for immunization proof or an approved exemption is suspended for summer 2020 enrollments only.  The requirement for meningitis immunization proof or an exemption on file will become active and required again when ACC resumes in-person courses.  

      Summer 2020 Semester Deadlines
      If you register between: You must be in compliance by 5:00 p.m. on:
       April 6 - May 18  See note above
       May 19 - May 29  See note above
       May 30 - June 2  See note above
       June 3 - July 3   See note above
       July 4 - July 7   See note above

Ways to comply with law

You may choose to:

  • Submit proof of vaccination within the last five years; or
  • Opt out of the vaccine by submitting an exemption form based on medical reasons or conscientious objection.

Document instructions

Vaccination records & medical exemptions

To submit vaccination records or medical exemptions:

  1. Login to MyACC with your ACCeID.
  2. Click on the red notifications alert, or go to Registration & Payments > My Status and Holds
    MyACC Notificaitons Alert
  3. Under Active Restrictions, look for Health Records Compliance. This is the meningitis law hold. You will not see this hold unless the law applies to you.
  4. Click the Immunization requirement link in the Removal column.
    HRC Hold
  5. You will be taken to a page titled "Complete your meningitis compliance requirement here". Click the link labeled "Click here to complete the steps for this requirement".
    Complete steps requirement
    You will be taken to a pre-populated form page on the Magnus Health Portal. Fill in the missing required fields and click Next Step to create your account at Magnus Health.
    Create an account at Magnus Health
  6. Check your ACCmail for the Magnus Health login information.
  7. Go to Magnus Health.
  8. Log in to the website using the username and temporary password in your email.
  9. Create a new password to obtain instructions and access your Magnus barcode cover sheet. This barcode cover sheet must accompany your shot record.
  10. Scan and upload, fax, or mail your vaccination record Magnus Health. 

    If you fax or mail your record you must include the barcode coversheet for account verification. The coversheet is not required if you login to your Magnus account directly and upload your document there.

  11. Magnus health information specialists will review your documents and notify ACC of their approval. Your hold will be removed with ACC within two to three business days of approval. If your documents are rejected by Magnus, you will receive an email with the the details. 

Conscientious objection exemption

A printer is required to submit the conscientious objection steps:

  1. Go to the state’s online meningitis requirement exemption form.
  2. Fill out and print the exemptions certificate. DO NOT sign it.
  3. Bring the certificate and your official photo ID to any campus Admissions & Records Office. We do NOT accept faxed or emailed copies.
  4. Sign and submit the form in the Admissions & Records Office. Your student hold will be removed immediately upon completion.

International vaccinations

If you obtain the vaccination outside the United States, it's important to confirm you receive one of the following accepted vaccines:

  • Meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine (MPSV4)
  • Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4)