Tarleton State University is now partnering with Med+Proctor for the submission of bacterial meniningitis vaccination records.
Students may be unable to register for classes until this requirement has been completed. Vaccination cannot be more than 5 years old on the first day of the semester. If vaccination is expired, the vaccination must be 10 days prior to the first class day.
- Men N
- Meningococcal Conjugate
- Serogroup B Meningococcal
Bacterial Meningitis Immunization Deadlines
|Fall 2021||August 9|
|Spring 2022||January 3|
|Summer 2022||May 7|
|Fall 2022||August 8|
Admissions does not accept 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.
Exemptions or Declining the Vaccination
Exceptions to the Immunization Compliance requirement are as follows:
- Students who are enrolled in an online degree program are not required to meet Immunization Compliance. Please submit this documentation to your Med+Proctor account.
- If a student cannot receive the vaccine because it would be injurious to your health and well-being: Provide an affidavit or a letter signed by a physician who is duly registered and licensed to practice medicine in the United States, in which it is stated that, in the physician’s opinion, the vaccination required would be injurious to the health and well-being of the student.
If a student declines the vaccine due to reasons of conscience, including a religious belief: Before you will be allowed to register for classes, you must complete and submit an original, Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) Vaccine Exemption Affidavit Form- Affidavit Request for Exemption from Immunizations for Reasons of Conscience. This is the only acceptable documentation for this exemption, and this process takes a significant amount of time. The notarized affidavit can either be uploaded to Med+Proctor as a PDF or the original document sent to Tarleton State University Student Health Services within 90 days of it being notarized. If you choose to send the document to Student Health Services, you may mail the original notarized document to the following address:
Mailing or delivering is ONLY for the exemption form from the state.
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Stephenville, TX 76402
Hand deliver to: Tarleton Center – Texan Services
Check-in for Admissions to hand-deliver it to an Admissions staff member.
- Students who will be 22 or older on the first day of the semester are not required to submit a current meningitis vaccine.
If you have not been vaccinated for bacterial meningitis within the past 5 years, you can obtain the vaccine from:
- Your healthcare provider
- A local health clinic
- A pharmacy
- Tarleton Student Health Services