Meningitis Information

 Meningitis Vaccination Info

The Texas Legislature requires that all incoming Texas college students must receive a vaccination or booster against bacterial meningitis.

The meningitis vaccine is required for the following individuals under 22 years of age:
  • All new students to San Jacinto College including dual credit
  • All returning San Jacinto College students who have had a break in enrollment for one or more Fall or Spring semesters
  • All incoming Transfer students
  • All Continuing and Professional Development (CPD) students taking "linked" courses. A linked CPD course is any course held in conjunction with an academic/credit course.

The student or parent or guardian of the student must provide evidence showing the student has received the bacterial meningitis vaccination or booster during the five-year period prior to enrollment, and not less than 10 days before the first day of classes. Students should get the MenACWY or MPSV4 vaccination to meet the state requirements. The MenB vaccination does not meet state requirements.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You must provide evidence that you are in compliance with the meningitis requirement before you will be permitted to register for classes. Click the Submit Meningitis Form button below to submit your documents or click the More Info button to learn more.


First obtain the vaccination from a private physician's office, clinic, or pharmacy, or through a public clinic.

Submit your immunization record through the online portal by clicking HERE or bring it to the Admissions office on any San Jac campus. 

For your convenience, you may download the Vaccination Verification Form to provide to your physician.



Acceptable evidence of vaccination or receiving a booster dose includes:

  • The signature or stamp of a physician or his/her designee, or public health personnel on a form that shows the month, day, and year the vaccination dose or booster was administered
  • An official immunization record generated from a state or local health authority
  • An official record received from school officials, including a record from another state

Listed below are San Jacinto College students who are NOT REQUIRED to submit evidence of receiving the vaccination against bacterial meningitis or evidence of receiving a booster dose:

  • Students who are 22 years of age or older
  • Students who enrolled during the Fall 2011 term or earlier and who have maintained continual Fall and Spring term enrollment as long as they remain San Jac students (note: the exception does not apply once a San Jac student transfers to another college)
  • Students who are enrolled only in Continuing and Professional Development courses or corporate training programs that are less than 360 contact hours that are not linked to Credit classes. Please contact CPD office for additional information.


    Listed below are San Jacinto College students who are not required to receive meningitis vaccinations, but are REQUIRED TO submit documentation for waiver by submitting this form.

    • Students enrolled only in distance learning classes that are 100 percent online.
    • Students who present affidavits signed by licensed physicians stating that the vaccination would be injurious to the health of the students;
    • Students who present conscientious exemption forms stating the students decline the vaccination for reasons of conscience, including religious belief. Download the Conscientious Exemption Form.


     On-Campus Meningitis Shots

    San Jacinto College has partnered with HEB Pharmacy to provide the bacterial meningitis vaccination without requiring you to pay anything upfront. Simply add the cost to your registration charges. This will allow you to register for classes and pay for the shot with your financial aid, Installment Payment Plan, or other payment method. Walk-ins welcome!

    Cost: $154.48

    Students can apply the charge to their student account, use their health insurance, or make a direct payment to HEB Pharmacy.​​​​​​


    Sign Up Now 


    More clinic dates will be added soon!

    May 30
    North Campus, N6.108 — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Central Campus, C27.2503 — 4-6 p.m.





    Area Clinics

    Southeast Health Clinic


    3737 Red Bluff Road, Suite 100, Pasadena, TX

    Immunization: Monday-Friday by appointment ONLY. Only accepts people with no insurance.

    Cost of shot: $8


    La Porte EMS at the Fire Station

    9:00AM – 12:00PM on the second Saturday of each month.

    10428 Spencer Hwy. La Porte, TX 77571


    FREE immunization/ MUST be 18 and under.


    Brazoria County Clinic


    2436 S. Grand Blvd., Pearland, TX 77581 Suite 102

    Immunizations: Monday-Friday by appointment ONLY. Only accepts people with no insurance.

    Cost of shot: $0.00


    PHC – Pasadena Health Center


    908 Southmore, Suite 100, Pasadena, TX 77502

    Immunization: Monday-Friday by appointment ONLY.

    Income-based office visit fee/ must bring ID, 2 paycheck stubs, and a utility bill.


    El Centro de Corazon Eastwood Health Center

    2 different locations - for adults


    412 Telephone Rd, Houston, TX 77023

    Immunizations: call for the initial consult then make an appointment for in-person.

    Accepts uninsured adults 18+ as well as adults with insurance.

    Office visit: $10-$40 (uninsured)/ must bring ID, proof of address, and proof of income for the past month.


    Harris Health Systems – Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center


    3925 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, TX 77504

    18 and under only/ bring shot records


    Gulfgate Health Center - Harris Health System


    7550 Office City Dr. Houston, TX 77012

    Immunizations: Monday-Friday by Appointment ONLY.

    Only accepts people with insurance, price varies by plan.