International Student Immunization Requirements

Prior to enrollment, all international students must provide proof of the following immunizations/vaccines:

  1. Tuberculosis Testing (TB) - All international students must provide a copy of a negative TB skin test or documentation of a negative chest x-ray. All records must include the dates and results of the test. Prior vaccination with GCG does not exempt the student from testing requirements.
  2. Meningitis Vaccination (Documentation of vaccination within the last 5 years) - Students under age 22 who are entering an institution of higher education for the first time or returning after an absence of one of more semesters are required to provide this documentation. Students declining the vaccination for reasons of conscience, including religious belief, will be required to submit a conscientious exemption form from the Texas Department of State Health Services. This form may be requested at: https://webds. dshs.state.tx.us/immco/affidavit.shtm