Immunization Requirement

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Immunization Requirement

The State of Texas requires all incoming students submit proof of vaccination against Bacterial Meningitis, or an approved exemption, at least 10 days before attending classes.

Submit a vaccination record for bacterial meningitis if you:

  • Are 21 years of age and younger and are entering TSU for the first time.
  • Are 21 years of age and younger and returning to TSU after a break in enrollment of one fall/spring semester.
  • Plan to live in campus housing.

Here’s how to submit your immunization record to Student Health Services.

  1. Print out and complete the Immunization Compliance Cover Sheet & Acknowledgement Form.
  2. Print out the Vaccination Administration Record and give it to the healthcare provider to record your immunization.
  3. Logon to the “My Tiger Health Patient Portal” at:
  4. Follow the instructions on the patient portal to logon and upload your documents.

Remember to upload a copy of your meningitis vaccination record and the Immunization Compliance Cover Sheet & Acknowledgement Form. You will not be considered compliant until this step has been completed. Copies of these forms are available at, under “Health Forms.”

  • Your shot record must be legible and no older than 5 years old.
  • All international records must be translated into English
  • Please allow 3 business days to process your immunization record.

If you cannot logon to the My Tiger Health Patient Portal, choose one of the following options to submit your immunization record:


Exemptions, including exemptions for reasons of conscience or religious beliefs, must be submitted on a conscientious exemption form from the Texas Department of State Health

Services (DSHS). These forms must be hand delivered or mailed to Student Health Services. We will accept originals only.

To request a form from DSHS go to or fax a written request to 512-776-7544. Allow 7-10 days to receive the form from DSHS. Once the form has been received, it must be notarized by a Texas Notary. Please carefully read and follow the instructions provided on the form to complete the process.


Medical Exemptions

An affidavit or certificate signed by a physician who is duly registered and licensed to practice medicine in the United States, stating that in the physician’s opinion, the vaccination would be injurious to the health and well-being of the student. It must include the physician’s contact information and it must be signed by the physician. Please choose from the following options to send in your medical exemption.

If you have any questions or you need additional assistance, Student Health Services is available at 713-313-7173.