State of Texas laws requires Meningitis Vaccination for all new and transfer students whether you live on campus or off campus.
Required immunizations included on your health forms are:
- Tdap within last 10 years
- Record of two doses of MMR
- Record of last booster of Polio
- Record of Varicella vaccine (two doses) or date of disease
- TB skin test or chest xray within last year
- Record of two doses of Hepatitis A
- Record of Meningococcal vaccine within the past five years if under 22 years of age
- Beginning fall 2016, all incoming new students will be required to have Hepatitis B immunization.
Recommended immunizations include:
- Human Papillomavirus series of three shots
It is best to get your immunizations at your family physician’s office and send health records by the July 1, 2016 deadline.
The Grayson County Health Department offers vaccinations on Wednesdays and Thursdays each week from 1-5 p.m. For current pricing, please contact the Health Department at 903.893.0131.
Conscientious Objection form for student NOT LIVING IN ON-CAMPUS HOUSING
For new students at institutions of higher education NOT living or residing in on-campus housing, who wish to file an affidavit stating that the student declines the vaccination for bacterial meningitis for reasons of conscience, the student may use the official Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s form, accessible from the opening page of the website at www.thecb.state.tx.us. The student must print the form, have it notarized, and file it with Austin College Health Services.
Conscientious Objection form for student LIVING IN ON-CAMPUS HOUSING
For new students living in on-campus housing, which includes student housing facilities located on the campus of an institution of higher education, such as dormitories, sorority and fraternity houses, privately owned residence halls, and apartments, the student must use the official Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) form. The DSHS form may be ordered electronically. It is then mailed from DSHS to the student and it may take up to two weeks to receive the form.The DSHS form must be completed, notarized, and provided to the designated school official at the institution the student will be attending. It is the student’s responsibility to complete the DSHS form and have it notarized. See information about requesting the DSHS affidavit form.
Call 903.813.2247 or email Health Services if you have any questions.
Seasonal Flu Shots
No appointment necessary!
Student Seasonal Flu Shots will be held during the fall semester — dates and times to be announced.
The cost is $30, payable by cash (exact amount, please), check or billed to the student’s account. Students with AHP student insurance are covered.
Faculty & Staff Seasonal Flu Shots will be held during the fall semester — dates and times to be announced.
Faculty and staff who have insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield provided by Austin College may bring their insurance card and Human Resources will file for employee. Those without Austin College BCBS insurance can pay $30 by cash or check.