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 MCV4 or MPSV4 (Menactra, Menveo, or Menomune) immunization may be faxed to (432) 837-8411. While MenB vaccine (Bexsero or Trumenba) is not required, it is recommended. Ensure vaccine administration date is LEGIBLE. Facsimiles should be clear and easily read showing provider information or stamp.  

Required vaccinations for college entry

Request vaccination record from Texas' Immunization Registry, ImmTrac2

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 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 registrar'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.

Vaccine Recommendations*
  • GSK pharmaceutical video regarding Meningococcal vaccine for Men B
  • A,C,Y, W-135 is required for all new and transfer students under 22 years old and attending on-campus courses
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

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.