Vaccination Policies

Requirement:

The 82nd Texas Legislature approved Senate Bill 1107, requiring all new Texas Wesleyan University students under the age of 30 to submit evidence of being immunized against bacterial meningitis.

The vaccination requirement applies to:

  1. All first-time freshmen
  2. All new transfer students
  3. All new graduate and law students
  4. All returning Texas Wesleyan students who have experienced a break in theirTexas Wesleyan enrollment of at least one fall or spring semester

Required Documentation

At least one of the following must be faxed, mailed or submitted in person to your admission office prior to registration for classes:

  1. Certification from a physician or clinic that the student has been vaccinated during the five-year period immediately preceding and at least 10 days prior to the first day of class (must include the month, day, and year of immunization)
  2. An immunization record from a state or local health authority or an official record received from school officials (not older than 5 years and must include the month, day, and year the immunization was administered)

Texas Wesleyan University will maintain the above information in accordance with Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations and the Health and Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
NOTE: Students who fail to submit the required bacterial meningitis documents by the deadline will not be permitted to register for classes.

Return completed form/documentation to:

Undergraduate/Transfer Students

Texas Wesleyan Univeristy
Office of Admission
1201 Wesleyan St.
Fort Worth, Texas 76105
FAX: 817-531-7515
admission@txwes.edu

International Students

Texas Wesleyan Univeristy
International Programs Office
1201 Wesleyan St.
Fort Worth, Texas 76105
FAX: 1-817-531-4980
OneWorld@txwes.edu

Graduate Students

Texas Wesleyan Univeristy
Office Of Graduate Admission
1201 Wesleyan St.
Fort Worth, Texas 76105
FAX: 817-531-4261
graduateadmission@txwes.edu

GPNA Students

Texas Wesleyan Univeristy
Graduate Programs of Nurse Anesthesia
1201 Wesleyan St.
Fort Worth, Texas 76105
FAX: 817-531-6508
igriffin@txwes.edu

Texas Wesleyan University is not responsible for misdirected mail or for forms/documentation that have been lost in transit.

Incomplete or illegible submissions are unacceptable.

Limited Exceptions

The following students are not required to submit proof of receiving a bacterial meningitis immunization:

  1. Students who are 30 years of age and over
  2. Students with an affidavit or certificate signed by a physician who is duly registered and licensed to practice medicine in the United States indicating that the immunization would be injurious to the health and well-being of the student
  3. Students signing and submitting a notarized affidavit prior to registration declining the bacterial meningitis immunization for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief.
  4. A conscientious exemption form requested from the Texas Department of State Health Services is required.
    (NOTE:Receipt of the affidavit may take several weeks.)
  5. Students enrolled only in courses taught through distance learning.

Meningitis Information

For More Information About Bacterial Meningitis

College Vaccine Requirements
Texas Department of State and Health Services
Tarrant County Health Department
Centers for Disease Control

For additional questions call the Texas Immunization Information Line at 1-800-252-9152

Vaccination Locations

Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Supply as of July 2012

Local retail pharmacies that offer meningitis vaccinations

Tarrant County Health Services — LIMITED AVAILABILITY

The Tarrant County Public Health Centers are able to offer meningitis vaccinations for uninsured students as supplies allow. Before you go, please contact the Tarrant County Health Centers for information about the availability and cost of their vaccines.

 

Tarrant County Public Health, Closest Clinic:
Bagsby-Williams Public Health Center
3212 Miller Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76119
(817) 531-6738
Services Available (Walk-ins only) M-F 8-Noon, 2-4 p.m.
250 on hand (state funded)
$25 (state funded)
$140 (regular pay)


View Tarrant County Public Health Clinics in a larger map



Local retail pharmacies that offer meningitis vaccinations

Tarrant County Public Health

3212 Miller Ave
Ft. Worth, TX 76105
(817) 531-6738

Walgreens

3100 Miller Ave
Ft. Worth, TX 76105
(817) 536-4593

CVS

4140 E. Lancaster
Ft. Worth, TX 76103
(817) 534-0261

Care Now

5301 William D. Tate
Bedford-Euless, TX 76151
(817) 251-2101

Kroger Pharmacy

6080 Hulen Street 22
Ft. Worth, TX 76132
(817) 346-0487

3510 Alta Mesa Blvd 44
Ft. Worth, TX 76133
(817) 292-3777

6650 North Beach St. 66
Ft. Worth, TX 76137
(817) 788-1757

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