Resources to comply with TX Meningitis laws

Thanks to Nina Gervase, Client Account Advocate, for this blog on resources to comply with TX meningitis law updates. Immunizations

Have you visited CollegeVaccineRequirements.com? It’s a source for information on MCV4 vaccine requirements, and if you haven’t checked it out, you should.

“But why?” you ask. Three reasons.

1. Because it spells out everything that a student or school needs to know in one, concise, clear format.

2. Because it provides students at participating public junior colleges* the link to the DSHS secured, web-based exemption for reasons of conscience.

And guess what, public junior college students? You don’t have to get that form notarized! Confirm with your school whether to deliver the form to the school or to upload it to your Magnus account.  The process is different for everyone.

*Please note: the online process for junior colleges is optional to the school’s discretion and some schools still require that you complete the process for the notarized form.  So check with your school first before moving forward.  

3. Because it provides all students at all other institutions the link to DSHS website to request the affidavit for reasons of conscience exemption.

But don’t forget – this form must be returned to the appropriate official no later than 90 days after the date the affidavit is notarized. 

Our advice? Be informed. Whether you’re with a school, or you’re a student, know what applies to you, and know how to comply. And don’t wait until the last minute! That’s never fun for anyone.

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Except where noted, all information within this blog was gathered from the Texas Legislature Online, which can be referenced for further details.