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UHD, H-E-B Offering Students Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine On Campus With Deferred Payment Option

The University of Houston-Downtown, in partnership with H-E-B, will host the H-E-B Pharmacy on campus Thursday, Aug. 11, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Welcome Center, offering low-cost bacterial meningitis vaccines for all incoming UHD students who have not yet received theirs. 

Proof of the vaccine is required by state law. All entering students must show evidence of an initial bacterial meningitis vaccine or a booster dose during the five-year period preceding and at least 10 days prior to the first day of the first semester in which the student initially enrolls at UHD.

Interested students should register online and bring medical insurance cards or pharmacy cards, which can help offset or even completely cover the cost of the vaccine. 

Those students not fully covered by insurance or pharmacy card will be allowed to defer the cost of the vaccine to their student record for later payment, so students can get the vaccine at the event, register for classes at New Student Orientation, then pay for the vaccine over time.

Registrar’s Office personnel will be onsite to assist students in uploading vaccine information to their Magnus student account. Sign up to attend.

For questions related to this opportunity, contact uhdrecords@uhd.edu or call 713-221-8999. For more information about the state requirements and exceptions to the vaccine requirement, visit the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board website.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.