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Meningitis Vaccination Spring 201920

Meningitis Vaccination Spring 201920
Who: The meningitis vaccine is required for the following individuals under 22 years of age:

All new students to San Jacinto College including dual credit
All returning San Jacinto College students who have had a break in enrollment for one or more Fall or Spring semesters
All incoming Transfer students
All Continuing and Professional Development (CPD) students taking "linked" courses. A linked CPD course is any course held in conjunction with an academic/credit course.

What: The student or parent or guardian of the student must provide evidence showing the student has received the bacterial meningitis vaccination or booster during the five-year period prior to enrollment, and not less than 10 days before the first day of classes. Students should get the MenACWY or MPSV4 vaccination to meet the state requirements. The MenB vaccination does not meet state requirements.

Evidence/Documentation: Acceptable evidence of vaccination or receiving a booster dose includes:
The signature or stamp of a physician or his/her designee, or public health personnel on a form that shows the month, day, and year the vaccination dose or booster was administered
An official immunization record generated from a state or local health authority
An official record received from school officials, including a record from another state

Exceptions: Listed below are San Jacinto College students who are NOT REQUIRED to submit evidence of receiving the vaccination against bacterial meningitis or evidence of receiving a booster dose:

Students who are 22 years of age or older
Students who enrolled during the Fall 2011 term or earlier and who have maintained continual Fall and Spring term enrollment as long as they remain San Jac students (note: the exception does not apply once a San Jac student transfers to another college)
Students who are enrolled only in Continuing and Professional Development courses or corporate training programs that are less than 360 contact hours that are not linked to Credit classes. Please contact CPD office for additional information.