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Information for College Bound Seniors /Meningococcal Vaccine and Selective Service
Posted On: 11/5/2012

Attention College Bound Seniors!

Texas Senate Bill 1107 went into effect on January 1, 2012.  It requires that all students entering a public, private, or independent institution of higher education in Texas must provide documentation that they have had a meningococcal (bacterial meningitis) vaccine or "booster" dose during the five year period prior to but no later than ten days before the first day of the first semester they will enter that institution.

Please consult your health care provider to determine if you will need a vaccine or booster before you start college. Don’t wait until the last minute.  The vaccine can sometimes be in short supply at the beginning of a school year!

For Male Students 18 and older

If you are a man ages 18 through 25 and living in the U.S., then you must register with Selective Service. It’s the law.  According to law, a man must register with Selective Service within 30 days of his 18th birthday. Selective Service will accept late registrations but not after a man has reached age 26. You may be denied benefits or a job if you have not registered. You can register at any U.S. Post Office and do not need a social security number.