Proof of Vaccination
Students may show proof of vaccination against meningococcal disease by providing their college or university with an immunization record that shows they have been vaccinated against meningococcal disease in the last five years. Acceptable proof includes one of the following:
- A form showing the signature or stamp of a physician or his/her designee, or public health personnel 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 that shows the month, day, and year the vaccination or booster dose was administered
- An official record received from school officials (includes records from out of state)
Copies of Immunization Records
Students may get a copy of their immunization records from their private healthcare provider or local health department, depending on where the vaccination(s) were administered. If the student is younger than 18 years of age or has consented as an adult to keep his or her immunization records in the Texas Immunization Registry (ImmTrac), he or she can request a copy by calling the Texas Immunization Information Line at 1-800-252-9152.
To register for ImmTrac
Students can safely store their immunization records in ImmTrac at no cost. Students can register for ImmTrac at ImmTracForEveryone.com. Then, upon receiving a vaccination, a student can ask his or her local health department, health service region, or ImmTrac authorized healthcare provider to enter the information in ImmTrac. Students can request a copy of their immunization history from the same entities. Immunization records are needed for college entrance requirements, military enlistment, travel, employment in health and safety fields, and for other reasons. In addition, copies of immunization records can be requested by calling the Texas Immunization Information Line at 1-800-252-9152.