Lone Star College-Montgomery to Hold Meningitis Vaccination Clinics for Students

Published on: June 28, 2012



Lone Star College-Montgomery is offering two bacterial meningitis vaccination clinics for students on Wednesday, July 25, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., and Wednesday, August 8, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., in atrium of the Health Science Center (Building B).

In partnership with Travelvax Travel Health Clinic, LSC-Montgomery and the entire Lone Star College System are helping students become compliant with the mandated Texas meningitis vaccination law requiring most incoming college students to be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis or provide an exemption request declining the vaccine at least 10 days before attending classes (Senate Bill 1107).

A proof of vaccination or exemption must be submitted by August 11 for all early registration students. Any student registering after August 11 must submit a proof of vaccination or exemption along with payment for classes at the time of registration.

Students over age 18 will receive vaccinations for $115. Students age 18 and under that are uninsured or underinsured will receive vaccinations for $14 through Texas Vaccines for Children.

All students must bring a valid picture ID to the clinic, and parent permission via signature is required for students under 18. Travelvax Travel Health Clinic will provide students with the Magnus proof of vaccination forms as they leave the clinic.

Students may be exempt from vaccinations if they are over the age of 30; have been continuously enrolled in an institution of higher education since fall 2011; are enrolled in non-credit courses; are enrolled in 100% distance education or online courses; are dual-credit students taking a course(s) that meet at a facility not located on a higher education campus; have a signed medical exemption; and have a conscientious objection. 

For more information, including a list of clinics offered at other Lone Star College System campuses, please visit www.LoneStar.edu/meningitis.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

With 75,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.