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Texas Pre-College Vaccination Requirements
The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) requires all students attending 7th through 12th grades to have one dose of quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) on or after the student's 11th birthday, or show valid proof of exemption. Consequently, with these school requirements, some students entering institutions of higher education may already satisfy college entry requirements if they were vaccinated within the past five years. However, many students entering institutions of higher education will need to receive a booster dose of meningococcal vaccine at least ten days before the first day of class. Students should check their immunization records to see if they will need a dose of meningococcal vaccine.