TEC 51.9192 requires all students under age 22 entering an institution of higher education are required to provide current proof of vaccination against bacterial meningitis (an immunization given within five years of the date of intended enrollment) or meet certain requirements for declining such a vaccination. Newly admitted students who have not provided documentation of vaccination have a meningitis vaccination deficiency hold placed on their account. The hold will be removed once the appropriate immunization documentation has been provided to Texas A&M. The meningitis deficiency hold will prevent you from checking into your New Student Conference and registering for classes, so it is imperative you submit documentation at least two weeks prior to your NSC.
The law further states that students must receive the vaccination no later than 10 days before the first day of the semester in which the student enrolls. Therefore, all new students enrolling for the fall 2018 semester must receive the vaccination by August 17 or before your conference (whichever date is earlier). For students attending the August 21-22 conference, you are strongly encouraged to submit your Evidence of Vaccination by July 7 so that you can be preregistered for your classes by your academic advisor.
Upload your proof of vaccination through AIS (howdy.tamu.edu – Applicant tab) by choosing â€śUpload Documentsâ€ť under the “My Documents” tab. You will be able to view receipt of your immunization document on AIS under the Documents tab within the next 24 hours. Please allow a few days for Office of Admissions staff to complete processing on your immunization document.
To determine if you have satisfied the evidence of vaccination requirement for bacterial meningitis, go to the AIS website and ensure that a check mark is present on the bacterial meningitis checklist item found under the “Additional documents required if admitted â€śsection.
If you arrive at your New Student Conference and have not yet fulfilled this requirement, you will not be able to check in and must take care of your immunization requirement immediately. For more information including where to send your documentation, visit admissions.tamu.edu/meningitis/.