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Abilene Christian University Immunization Policy

Examples of the Texas state mandated meningococcal meningitis vaccines are MCV4 or MPSV4, sometimes known as Menactra, Menveo or Menomune.

Required Immunization: Meningococcal Meningitis
In accordance with the Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for College Entry, all new, transfer, readmitted, graduate and special students and students enrolling following a break of at least one long semester are required to provide documentation of meningococcal meningitis immunization to the Admissions and Graduate Admissions Offices.

The meningococcal meningitis vaccine or booster must have been administered during the five-year period preceding and at least ten (10) days prior to the first day of the first semester in which the student initially enrolls at an institution.

IMPORTANT – According to ACU policy, these requirements must be met and submitted by:

  • December 15 for students enrolling in the spring semester
  • August 1 for students enrolling in the fall semester.

Immunization Records

The Meningococcal Meningitis immunization date on the record must be:

between May 13, 2019 and May 3, 2024 if entering the Summer I 2024 semester

between June 3, 2019 and May 24, 2024 if entering the Summer II 2024 semester

between June 24, 2019 and June 14, 2024 if entering the Summer III 2024 semester

between August 26, 2019 and August 18, 2024 if entering the Fall 2024 semester

between January 13, 2020 and January 3, 2025 if entering the Spring 2025 semester

between May 12, 2020 and May 2, 2025 if entering the Summer I 2025 semester

between June 2, 2020 and May 23, 2025 if entering the Summer II 2025 semester

between June 23, 2020 and June 13, 2025 if entering the Summer III 2025 semester

Exemption: Students who are enrolled only in online classes or are at least 22 years old are not required to receive the meningococcal meningitis vaccine.

Claim a medical exemption or exemption based on conscience
We must have the original Texas affidavit signed and notarized on file in our office.  You may mail the affidavit to:
ACU Medical Clinic
ATTN:  Immunizations
ACU Box 28154
Abilene, Texas  79699


Recommended immunizations

  • TDaP Vaccine within the last 10 years
  • MMR (2 shot series)
  • Annual Flu Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A (2 dose series)
  • Hepatitis B (3 dose series)
  • HiB (4 dose series)
  • HPV (3 dose series)
  • Meningitis B (2 shot series)
  • Pneumonia (4 dose series)
  • Polio (4 dose series)
  • Varicella (2 dose series or history of disease)


Proof of Vaccination

Students may show proof of vaccination against meningococcal disease by providing their college or university with an immunization record that shows they have been vaccinated against meningococcal disease in the last five years. Acceptable proof includes one of the following:

  • A form showing the signature or stamp of a physician or his/her designee, or public health personnel that shows the month, day, and year the vaccination dose or booster was administered
  • An official immunization record generated from a state or local health authority that shows the month, day, and year the vaccination or booster dose was administered
  • An official record received from school officials (includes records from out of state)

Students may get a copy of their immunization records from their private healthcare provider or local health department, depending on where the vaccination(s) were administered. If the student’s immunization records are in ImmTrac2, the Texas Immunization Registry, he or she can request a copy by calling the Texas Immunization Information Line at 1-800-252-9152. Please note that individuals 18-26 years of age must re-consent as an adult in order to stay in the registry.

Be certain that your name, date of birth, and Banner/Student ID number appear on each sheet and that all forms are submitted together. The records must include the dates of vaccine administration – including the month, day, and year. All records must be in English. Please keep a copy for your records.

Submit your immunization forms digitally:
Go to Quicklinks on your myACU account and choose “Medical Clinic Patient Portal” and complete the following steps:

  • Click on Upload tab
  • Follow the onscreen instructions to upload your documentation
  • Make sure you choose “Immunization Record” as the documentation type for all immunization records and/or exemption affidavits.


If you have any questions, please call:

Undergraduate Admissions Helpline: (800)460-6228
Graduate Admissions Office: (325)674-6911 or your Admissions Counselor.