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UHD Student Health Services Offers Bacterial Meningitis Vaccinations on Campus

By: Mary Ann Cozza

Effective Jan. 1, 2012 Texas state law requires incoming students under age 30 to receive a bacterial meningitis vaccination or meet requirements for declining the vaccine before registering for courses.

As a convenience to incoming students, UHD will begin offering the vaccination through UHD’s Student Health Services.  The vaccination will be administered during the following schedule:

  • 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 21 – 22,
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, Jan. 2 – 16, 2012

Students who elect to receive the vaccination through UHD Student Health Services can attach the vaccination fee to their tuition/fee bill instead of making payment at the time of vaccination.  As part of the tuition/fee bill, the vaccination fee may be covered by eligible students who have financial aid awards or payment plans established.  The vaccination is offered at a discounted rate of $115 through UHD Student Health Services.

For additional information on the vaccine, visit the UHD vaccination website ( or contact the UHD Office of Admissions at 713-221-8522 or the UHD Student Health Services 713-221-8137.

15 thoughts on “UHD Student Health Services Offers Bacterial Meningitis Vaccinations on Campus

    • Heather, thanks for the comment! Several clinics in the Houston area are offering the vaccination for $15. Unfortunately, because of the increase in demand, those clinics are quickly running out of vaccinations. The “normal” price for the shot is $150 at other providers, but UHD is offering is at a discount of $115. For many students, the amount can be added to their fee bills. Thanks!

    • Hi, thanks for the post. Only new students, under the ago of 30 need to get this shot. If you’re unsure, contact the phone number in the email and double check.


  1. If I attended las fall 2011 and Im coming back for this spring 2012 I dont have to be vaccinated right?

    • Ken,

      Students under the age of 30 who are enrolling for the FIRST time, or those who have taken a break from school for at least ONE semester are required to get the vaccine.


  2. When is the last day to submit the vaccination information to the meningitis site in order for us to register for spring 2012?

    • Regular registration ends Jan. 14 and late registration (including a late fee) goes from Jan. 15 through Jan. 20.


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