Meningitis Vaccination Requirement

By law in Texas (Texas Education Code, § 51.9192, Subchapter Z), all students under the age of 22 attending classes at Texas institutions of higher education must present proof of immunization for bacterial meningitis or present the appropriate exemption.

Where do I get vaccinated?

The meningococcal conjugate (MCV4) vaccination is the specific meningitis vaccine we require.

With support from Dallas College Health Services, free meningitis vaccinations are offered in the Health Center at multiple Dallas College campuses during the department's business hours. Current students and incoming students who complete an application for admission to Dallas College are eligible for the free vaccine.

Be sure to bring a photo ID and, if you are under 18 years old, please bring a parent or guardian with you as well. It is essential students seeking vaccinations are encouraged to bring a copy of their most recent immunization records to the health center.

Students age 22 and older do not need to provide proof of immunization for meningitis.

To view upcoming vaccination clinics, visit the Health Services event page.

Schedule Your Vaccination

General vaccination sites include:

  • Many local pharmacies — such as Kroger, Walgreens, CVS, etc. — provide this immunization.
  • Your general physician’s office can provide you the immunization or information on where to get it.
  • The Dallas County Health and Human Services department offers immunizations for children and adults at discounted rates. Locations and contact information are listed below. For more information, see the health department website.


Meningitis is a disease caused by the inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord known as the meninges. The inflammation is usually caused by an infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis is also referred to as spinal meningitis.

More information about bacterial meningitis is available at the following websites:

In Person: Stop by the Admissions Office at any Dallas College location to drop off proof of meningitis immunization. The office is open Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., and Fridays 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Online: You can also submit proof of vaccination through the Med+Proctor portal. It’s easy!

  • Register: Go to and click “register” to create a new account. Enter your email address and follow the directions to get started.
  • Download: Fill out any required personal, medical or insurance information. Download the required forms and follow the directions provided.
  • Upload: Log back in to your Med+Proctor account and upload a copy of your forms. Make sure your forms are complete and legible. You will receive an email confirmation once the forms have been reviewed.

If you do not want to receive a meningitis vaccination for reasons of conscience, including religious reasons, you may:

  1. Request an Exemption from Meningococcal Vaccination Requirements for Reasons of Conscience form from the Texas Department of State Health Services
  2. Submit the original, completed, signed and notarized form to Med+Proctor or to your campus Admissions/Registrar’s Office.

Photocopies will not be accepted.

You may decide to complete all your coursework online; however, you will not be able to complete exams or other class projects on campus if your professor requires it. For this option, you must submit a 100% Distance Education Affidavit form (PDF - 279KB.)

Nurse Help Line

Dallas College Health Services offers a Nurse Help Line to all students and employees seeking health advice and information.

  • 972-860-8970
  • Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Please visit the Health Services webpage.