Meningitis Vaccination Requirement
All new students under the age of 22 are required by Texas state law to obtain a bacterial meningitis vaccination at least 10 days before the first day of the semester in which they will enroll.
The date of the vaccination must be at least 10 days before the first day of class, to allow time for vaccination to take effect. Vaccination records must be in English. Proof of the vaccination must include the physician or health care professional's signature, the date the vaccination was administered, the medical facility's stamp and seal, and contact information. The average cost of the vaccination against the bacterial meningitis is about $140.
You must provide proof of meningitis vaccine if:
You are not required to submit evidence of receiving the vaccination against bacterial meningitis if:
For more information about the meningitis vaccination requirement and exemptions, visit www.dcccd.edu/meningitis.
All applicants must complete and submit the Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Form; however, the proof of meningitis vaccination may be submitted upon your arrival to the United States.
This form is a required part of the application packet.
Tuberculosis Test Requirement Form
International students must provide official written medical proof of freedom from tuberculosis through either a negative Mantoux tuberculin skin test or results of a chest X-ray that was given in the United States within the last year.
Out-of-country students must undergo testing for freedom from tuberculosis upon arrival in the United States before registration in classes is allowed. Tuberculosis testing done in countries other than the United States will not be accepted. International transfer applicants must provide official written medical proof of freedom from tuberculosis, through either a negative Mantoux tuberculin skin test or chest X-ray that was given inside the United States within the last one (1) year. The Health Center of Richland College provides free tuberculin skin test.
The DCCCD does recommend that all prospective students have adequate immunizations for diphtheria; rubeola, rubella, mumps; tetanus and poliomyelitis (see Texas Department of Health’s Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule)