Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirement
Texas law requires all college students under the age of 22 to be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis or provide an exemption request declining the vaccine. Senate Bill 1107 amends the Texas law, requiring proof of vaccination at least 10 days prior to attending class. Class registration is blocked for LSC students until compliance with the bacterial meningitis vaccination requirement is documented as complete.
Refer to the bacterial meningitis vaccination compliance website for more information on submitting your documentation.
Proof of compliance is REQUIRED if any of the following apply:
- You are enrolling in college for the first time as a credit student.
- You are returning to college after a break in enrollment.
- You are transferring to LSC from another college or university.
- You are an early college, dual credit or other exceptional admissions student enrolled in classes on a Lone Star College campus.
- You are a non-credit Career & Continuing Education student also enrolled in credit classes.
You are EXEMPT from the requirement if any of the following apply:
- You are 22 years of age or older.
- You are enrolled in a non-credit CTE course or program that is less than 360 contact hours and are not taking any credit classes.
- You are enrolled in non-credit corporate training.
- You are enrolled in 100% online or distance education courses.
- You are a dual credit student taking courses taught at a public or private K-12 facility that is not located on a college campus.
- You obtain a medical exemption.
- You obtain a conscientious objection exemption.
Even if you are exempt from the bacterial meningitis vaccination, you are strongly encouraged to obtain the vaccination before registering at Lone Star College.
About Bacterial Meningitis
Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. For more information on the disease and general guidelines for reducing your risk, see the following resources: