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.

Required vaccinations for college entry

Request vaccination record from Texas’ Immunization Registry, ImmTrac2

Where do I send my vaccination records?  

Forms can be submitted and uploaded through your Student Profile on (Admissions Personal URL).

If you need assistance please contact:

*All proof of meningitis vaccines uploaded to your Student Profile (Admissions Personal URL) must be clear, easy to read and include the following: Name, birthdate, type of vaccination received, and Date the vaccine was received

For more information on this requirement, visit the Texas Department of State Health Services Vaccine Requirements for College Entry page.

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 takes 5-7 business days to arrive by mail. [STUDENT MUST SIGN THEIR OWN DSHS AFFIDAVIT FORM, NOT A PARENT].

Affidavits must be notarized and submitted to the Student Health Services in University Center room 211, or mail to: Health Service Coordinator, Sul Ross State University, PO Box C-60, Alpine, Texas 79832.

Proof of Meningococcal vaccination or waiver must be submitted via the Student Profile of their PURL. Contact your enrollment services representative if you have questions. 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.

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, Preventative Care Health Services at (432) 837-4555 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.

Texas’ Infectious Disease Control Unit provides information about disease causing microscopic pathogens.




MCV4 or MPSV4 is required for all new and transfer students under 22 years old and attending on-campus courses.  MenB is optional but recommended.

Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap)

Students lacking documentation
Booster every 10 years
Part of wound management

Influenza (Flu Shot) (Nasal Spray)

Annually, especially for caregivers, dormitory residents and students with chronic medical conditions

Hepatitis B

Students whose work or lifestyle exposes them to blood or body fluids
Hepatitis B series was included in the childhood immunization schedule as of 1991

Varicella (Chickenpox)

Strongly recommended for those students lacking documentation or evidence of disease

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)

All students born after 1956 without evidence of disease or immunity

Polio (poliomyelitis)

Unvaccinated students
Most students received routine vaccination in childhood
Booster may be needed if traveling outside the United States


Animal Science Students

Tuberculin Skin Test (TB)

International students need a PPD skin test or chest x-ray within the last six months to a year to screen for tuberculosis infection
Students in academic programs with increased risk of TB exposure

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Non pregnant students younger than 27 years old
Routine cervical screening should continue

Contact Student Health Services:

    • Danielle Bell, RN
    • Student Health Services (Nurse’s Office)
    • Morgan University Center 211G
    • Alpine, TX 79830
    • (432) 837-8102
    • (432) 837-8474
    • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Monday – Friday