Under Texas law, all new students under twenty-two years of age must show evidence of receipt of an initial bacterial meningitis vaccination (meningococcal meningitis vaccine) dose or booster in the last five years and at least ten days prior to the first day of the semester in which the student initially enrolls. This new law also applies to any student returning to school after a break in enrollment for a fall or spring semester.
Students are not required to submit evidence of vaccination if they are twenty-two years of age or older or enrolled for online courses only. If a student who has previously enrolled in online-only courses and subsequently enrolls to attend UNT Dallas College of Law, he or she must submit evidence of vaccination as provided above. Click here to read more information about bacterial meningitis.
Students, parents and guardians have the right to seek an exemption to this requirement. Exemption will only be permitted based on evidence that the bacterial meningitis vaccine would be injurious to a student's health and well-being according to the professional opinion of a physician who is duly registered and licensed to practice medicine in the United States, or if the student has refused the vaccination based on a conscientious objection, including religion.
Exemptions from Immunizations for Reasons of Conscience must be requested through the www.thecb.state.tx.us.
Immunizations are available from a personal physician or a local Health Department.
The immunization documentation should be attached to the Bacterial Meningitis Immunization Record form.
The following is acceptable evidence of vaccination or receiving a booster dose:
Incoming (new) students who are under twenty-two (22) years of age as of the first class day must provide proof of a bacterial meningitis vaccination or exemption at least ten days prior to the first day of the semester in which the student initially enrolls. Students will be enrolled once all required documents, including proof of immunization or waiver, have been received.
Original, signed documents should be mailed or delivered to the UNT Dallas College of Law, Office of Admissions, 1901 Main Street, Dallas, Texas 75201. Faxed and online submissions are not accepted.
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