Meningococcal Vaccine Requirements

In accordance with Texas Senate Bill 1107 (SB 62, effective October 1, 2013), Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) requires all new students under the age of 22 to provide certified proof from a health practitioner that they have received a valid bacterial meningitis vaccination or booster within the last five years.  Students must submit their proof of vaccination or booster to the TAMU-CC Office of Recruitment and Admissions at least 10 days prior to the first day of class for the intended term of enrollment.  Students who fail to submit certified proof of vaccination or a valid booster within the required timeframe will be unable to register for their intended term. Please note, vaccinations older than 5 years will require a booster and all bacterial meningitis vaccinations and boosters must be administered by a health practitioner authorized by law to administer an immunization. 

 

You may satisfy the Meningococcal Vaccine requirement in either of the following ways:

 

By Vaccination:

  • One dose of the Meningococcal Vaccine on or after your 16th birthday
  • Current acceptable brand names in the United States:
    • Menactra (Men ACWY-D)
    • Menveo (Men ACWY-CRM)
  • Current acceptable brand from parts of Western Europe:
    • Nimerix (Men ACWY-CRM)

 

  • VACCINES THAT DO NOT FULFILL THE REQUIRMENT:
    • Meningitis B Vaccines such as:
      • Trumenba (Meningococcal group B)
      • Bexsero (Meningococcal group B)
      • Any MCV4 vaccine received BEFORE your 16th birthday or MPSV4 (recommended only for those 55 years and older)
    • There are currently only 2 types of the meningococcal vaccines for the serogroups A, C, W, Y available in the United States as mentioned above. They DO NOT contain live meningococcal bacteria.

 

By Exemption based on age:

  • If you are not yet 16 years of age by the admissions deadline, you are exempt for the time being from the requirement. Once you turn 16, you will need to comply with the above requirement.
  • If you are 22 years old by the first day of the semester, you exempt from the requirement.

 

*Please see the Recruitment and Admissions website for providing acceptable proof of vaccination. 

 

Information about the Meningococcal Vaccine

Important Facts about Meningitis

 

For medical questions concerning the meningitis vaccination or booster, students may contact the University Health Center Nurse Line at 361.825.5735.  For questions regarding document submission and approval, students should contact the Office of Recruitment and Admissions at 361.825.2624.