WHAT IS REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH THE NEW LAW:
The following must be mailed, emailed, or hand delivered to the designated locations at your college (locations listed below), along with a copy of your photo id.
The information provided will be protected in accordance with Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations and the Health and Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA).
- Download the required Alamo Colleges Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Compliance Form. (Download Form Here)
- Complete the required Alamo Colleges Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Compliance Form.
- Submit completed form and attach a copy of your photo id and one of the following required documents:
- A form with the signature or stamp of a physician, designee, or public health personnel (including the Alamo Colleges Bacterial Meningitis Compliance Form) which documents the date the vaccination or booster was administered. The vaccination or booster must have been administered during the five-year period immediately preceding and at least 10 days prior to the first day of class.
- An immunization record from a state or local health authority.
- An official record received from school officials (must be within 5 years).
Minimum information needed:
- Banner ID
- College attending
- ACES email
- Date immunized
- Agency giving immunization
- Medical professional signature associated with agency
- An affidavit or certificate signed by a physician who is duly registered and licensed to practice medicine in the United States, in which it is stated that, in the physician's opinion, the vaccination required would be injurious to the health and well-being of the student.
- A Texas Department of State Health Services Vaccine Exemption Affidavit Form indicating that the student declines the vaccination for bacterial meningitis for reasons of conscience, including religious belief. The "Affidavit Request for Exemption from Immunizations for Reasons of Conscience" from the Texas Department of State Health Services must be used. Allow up to six months to submit and have form approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services. More information about exemptions can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/about/index.html. The affidavit must be requested online at https://webds.dshs.state.tx.us/immco/affidavit.shtm. Texas Administrative Code regarding exemptions is at http://info.sos.state.tx.us/pls/pub/...
- All records submitted should have the agency name, and address.
The State will send the affidavit by USPS mail to student's address. The student must complete the form, have it notarized and provide it to the college as a valid exemption. This exemption is valid for only two years
Link to Texas Administrative Code regarding exemptions to vaccinations: