During the 2011 Texas legislative session, Texas Senate Bill 1107 (SB 1107) was passed and signed into law. Effective January 1, 2012, SB 1107 requires all students under age 22 entering a public or private institution of higher education in Texas to receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis at least ten days before the first day of the semester, or meet certain criteria for declining such a vaccination. The term “entering student” includes all new students to any DTS campus and returning DTS students to any Texas campus that have taken the most recent fall or spring semester off from enrollment. Any entering student thus defined is required to provide documentation no less than 10 days prior to the first day of classes. Once having received the vaccination please complete the Bacterial Meningitis Form* online, then submit the appropriate documentation as evidence of the vaccination.

Students are strongly encouraged to obtain the bacterial meningitis vaccination before entering the United States or moving to the Dallas area.

If you have any questions, please contact Student Life at 214-887-5360 or by email at studentlife@dts.edu.

How to Submit Evidence of Vaccination or an Affidavit to Decline Vaccination

All documents should be uploaded to the Meningitis Vaccination assignment in the Canvas Course.