Tarleton State University is now partnering with Med+Proctor for the submission of bacterial meniningitis vaccination records.

Bacterial Meningitis

TEC 51.9192 requires all students, under the age of 22, entering an institution of higher education (public and private) to receive a bacterial meningitis vaccination or provide exemption/decline documentation before the first day of the semester. 

Once you have been admitted, register with Med+Proctor in order to complete and submit your bacterial meningitis vaccination record. You will use your Tarleton student email address to register.

Evidence of vaccination must be submitted through Med+Proctor. There are no fees for submitting documentation unless you choose to do so for the services that Med+Proctor offers.

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.

Approved Vaccines:

  • Bexsero
  • Men N
  • Menactra
  • MenACWY
  • Meningococcal Conjugate
  • Menveo
  • Serogroup B Meningococcal
  • Trumenba

FAQs About the Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination

Bacterial Meningitis Immunization Deadlines

Fall 2021August 9
Spring 2022January 3
Summer 2022May 7
Fall 2022August 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.

Exceptions to the Immunization Compliance requirement are as follows:

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 

    Mail to:
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    Box T-0030
    Stephenville, TX 76402 

    Hand deliver to: Tarleton Center – Texan Services
    Check-in for Admissions to hand-deliver it to an Admissions staff member.
  3. Students who will be 22 or older on the first day of the semester are not required to submit a current meningitis vaccine.

Additional Information

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

You may email Med+Proctor or start a live chat on their website for more information.