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Bacterial Meningitis

As of January 1, 2012, TEC 51.9192 all students entering an institution of higher education (public and private) are required to receive a bacterial meningitis vaccination or provide exemption/decline documentation. Tarleton State University works with Magnus Health to verify proof of immunization prior to registration. Once you are Admitted to Tarleton State University, your name will be submitted to Magnus Health for the creation of an account and could take up to 24 hours.

Approved vaccinations that we will accept:

  • Conjugate vaccines (Menactra® and Menveo®)
  • Serogroup B (recombinant) vaccines (Bexsero® and Trumenba®)

Students may be unable to register for classes until this requirement has been completed. The vaccine must be administered within the past five years and at least 10 days before the first day of classes.

Vaccinations administered 1/1/2020 or later must have a vaccination administered date in MM/DD/YYYY format. It must have a 4-digit year such 2020. Your record will be rejected if it is not in this format.

FAQs About the Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination

Bacterial Meningitis Immunization Deadlines
Term Deadline
Spring 2020 January 3
Summer 2020 May 8
Fall 2020 August 14

Admissions no longer accepts proof of vaccination. Students should follow the steps below, as the vaccination must be received at least 10 days before the first day of classes.

How to Submit Evidence of Vaccination
Exemptions or Declining the Vaccination

Additional Information

If you have not been vaccinated for bacterial meningitis within the past 5 years, you can obtain the vaccine from:

Tarleton offers the bacterial meningitis vaccination in Student Health Services for $125 (cash, check, credit [Mastercard, Visa, Discover]). If students have health insurance, it may be more cost efficient to receive the vaccination at your primary care physician. Magnus Health's customer service team is available to answer any questions that you might have.

You may email Magnus Health, start a live chat, or call 1-877-461-6831 for more information.