Meningococcal immunization is mandated by state law for new and transfer students under 22 years of age who are on campus. Student must be vaccinated against meningococcal no later than ten days before the semester begins. Proof of immunization may be faxed to (432) 837-8411.
Before obtaining and submitting vaccination proof, visit the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) website.
Vaccine conscientious objection policy as of October 1, 2013
The only means by which a student can object to vaccination for enrollment purposes is to use the DSHS’ current, official form for conscientious objection. This form can be requested online and will be mailed to the student. The online request page location is https://webds.dshs.state.tx.us/immco/. The form takes 5-7 business days to arrive by mail if requested online. [STUDENT MUST SIGN THEIR DSHS AFFIDAVIT FORM, NOT A PARENT].
Affidavits must be notarized and submitted to the register's office in Lawrence Hall, room 213. Or mail to: Director of Records and Registration, Sul Ross State University, PO Box C-2, Alpine, Texas 79832
Proof of Meningococcal vaccination or waiver must be submitted to the register's office, Fax: (432) 837-8411. Immunization data is stored for 10 years from the date of receipt or last vaccination entry, whichever is later. Regular treatment notes are only kept for seven years. All expired documents are properly destroyed.
The following links are to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s web information.
|Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap)||
|Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)||
|Tuberculin Skin Test (TB)||
|Human Papillomavirus (HPV)||
Students entering animal sciences or health care need to contact their program director about additional immunizations and/or boosters that may be required. Students with a chronic medical condition, older than 49 years of age or Native American should check with their health care provider for vaccine recommendations.
For more information, you may contact student health services at (432) 837-8102, the Pearce Clinic at (432) 837-3433 or Alpine's Texas Department of State Health Services at (432) 837-3877.
See recommended Adult and Child Immunization Schedules.
Texas Immunization Registry is a voluntary repository for personal vaccination record.
The National Network for Immunization Information (NNii) lists preventable disease vaccines.
Texas' Infectious Disease Control Unit provides information about disease causing microscopic pathogens.