Entering Student Meningitis Vaccination Requirement


Effective January 1, 2012

menvacPursuant to SB 1107 enacted by the State of Texas, all entering students* under the age of 22 must provide proof that the meningitis vaccination was administered no later than 10 days prior to the first day of the term. Proof must be received by the Admissions and Records Office before the student will be allowed to register for classes.  Vaccination must have been received or renewed within the last 5 years. 

* An entering student is:  1) a first-time student of an institution of higher education, 2) a transfer student from another college, or 3) a returning student who has had a break in enrollment of at least one fall or spring semester.  

 Bacterial Meningitis>>   |   National Meningitis Association>>


Acceptable proof of meningitis vaccination include:

♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Vaccinations over 5 years old will not be accepted. ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦


To send proof of vaccination or exemption:

Hand Deliver to:
             Admissions and Records Office
             Levelland Campus
             Student Services Building
             1401 S. College Avenue
             Levelland, Texas 79336


Admissions and Records Office
Reese Center
SPC Building 8
819 Gilbert Drive
Lubbock, Texas

Mail to:
              South Plains College
              Admissions and Records Office, Box C
              1401 S. College Ave.
              Levelland, TX 79336

Email as an attachment no larger than 500 KB to:


The legislation exempts students who:

  • are 22 years of age or older by the official first class day of the semester.  No action is required by the student to receive this automatic exemption. 
  • enroll only in 100% online or other distance education courses. Evidence of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination/100% Online Exemption Form must be submitted before student will be allowed to register.  (NOTE:  Students who are required to come on campus for proctored exam MUST provide proof of the meningitis vaccination.) 
  • enroll in a dual credit course which is taught at a public or private K-12 facility not located on a higher education institution campus.  (NOTE:  Dual credit students taking classes at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center and Upward Bound students MUST provide proof of the meningitis vaccination.) 
  • submit an affidavit or certificate signed by a duly licensed physician that states, in the physician’s opinion, that the vaccination would be injurious to the health and well-being of the student.
  • submit an affidavit signed by the student stating that the student declines the vaccination for reasons of conscience, including religious belief.  The student must use one of the below forms obtained directly from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  1. Exemption from Meningococcal Vaccination Requirements for Reasons of Conscience form for public junior colleges.  This form is completed online and printed immediately.  The form does not have to be notarized.
  2. Exemption From Immunizations for Reasons of Conscience.  This form must be requested online or by mail and must be notarized.  Please allow up to 7-10 business days for the form to arrive by mail.
  • enroll in a continuing education course or program that is less than 360 contact hours, or continuing education corporate training.
  • are incarcerated in a Texas prison.

South Plains College students who were enrolled in the Fall 2011 semester and remain continuously enrolled each consecutive spring and fall semester, will not be required to submit proof of the meningitis vaccination.


Meningitis Vaccine Providers and Cost Information as of 5/24/12

We strongly recommend calling ahead to confirm vaccines are on hand. Supply will change hourly.

Levelland Providers    
Provider Address Phone # Cost
South Plains Rural Hth 1000 FM 300 894-7842 $135.00 pre-pay to order vaccine (vaccine administered when it comes in)
Family Medicine East 116-E John Dupre 894-1514 $185.00 cash price
Levelland Clinic 1804 S College Ave 894-3141 $184.00 cash price

Littlefield Providers    
Provider Address Phone # Cost
Prescription Shop 1506 S Sunset Ave, Littlefield 385-4491 • 19 yrs & older: $127.00
• 18 yrs & younger: $10.00

Lubbock Providers    
Provider Address Phone # Cost
United Pharmacy 82nd & Frankford 783-0241 $130.00 cash price
Walgreens 4th & Slide 792-1377 $133.99 cash price
Walgreens Indiana & 34th 792-0831 $133.99 cash price
Walgreens 50th & Q 762-0218 $134.00 cash price
Walgreens 82nd & University 748-5073 $130.00 cash price
Walgreens Slide & 50th 792-7048 $133.99 cash price
Walgreens 98th 698-1021 $133.99 cash price
Lubbock Health Department  1902 Texas Ave 775-2933 • 19 yrs & older with or without insurance: $100.00
• 18 yrs & younger with insurance: $100.00
• 18 yrs & younger without insurance:  $10.00

Plainview Providers    
Provider Address Phone # Cost
Plainview Health Department 111 E. 10th St. 293-1359 18 yrs & younger without insurance ONLY
West Texas Medical 1806 Quincy St 288-7891 $150.00 cash price
Family Medical 1208 N I27 296-2444 $180.00 cash price
Amigos United 2403 N Columbia 293-3820 $135.00 cash price
Regence Health Care 2601 Dimmitt Rd, Ste 104 291-0297 Income sliding scale


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