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.