Availability: Meningitis vaccines are available at the SHC subject to stock availability. All prices are subject to change. 

Records: The latest information regarding the bacterial meningitis vaccine is available on the Office of Admissions and Recruitment web site. The Student Health Center has the vaccine in stock and will administer the shot to students who have been accepted to Lamar University but still have a vaccine hold on their student accounts. An appointment must be made and the vaccine paid for before the immunization is administered. Please call (409) 880-8466 to make an appointment. Other sources for the vaccine include pharmacies, doctor's offices, and clinics.

Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV-4) covers 4 strains of meningitis (A, C, Y, W) and meets the state requirements for admission into an institution of higher education. Although highly recommended, the Meningitis-B vaccine does not meet the state recommendations, nor is it required for admission.

Your vaccination record should be turned into:

Records Office - Wimberly Building Room 102
Phone:      (409) 880-7529
Fax:            (409) 880-7769

Meningitis Availability

Student Health Center
857 East Virginia, Beaumont
(409) 880-8466
$155.00 (paid in advance)

HEB Pharmacy
3025 Dowlen Road
Beaumont, Texas
(409) 860-4212

Walgreens Pharmacy
3605 College at 11th Street
Beaumont, Texas
(409) 832-7374

King’s Pharmacy
3610 North Major
Beaumont, Texas
(409) 860-0040 &
8455 9th Avenue
Port Arthur, Texas
(409) 722-3392

American Family - Doctors Express
3195 Dowlen Road, Suite 105
Beaumont, Texas
(409) 860-1888

Beaumont Health Department
3040 College Street
Beaumont, Texas
(409) 832-4000
Tdap, Hep B, MMR, and Gardasil
available for uninsured adults and children.
NO meningitis vaccine for adults


CVS Pharmacies
More information at

Gulf Coast Health Center
2548 Memorial, Port Arthur
(409) 983-1161
Established clients only

Kroger Pharmacy
3845 Phelan Blvd., Beaumont
(409) 833-4437
3965 Dowlen Road, Beaumont
(409) 899-8697
More information at

Jefferson County Immunization Clinic
7933 Viterbo Road, Nederland
(409) 719-5964
Bacterial meningitis shot $100.00 cash only
Monday 8:30 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday & Wednesday 12:30 am - 4:30 am


Tuberculosis testing is available for all students. International students must follow the regulations outlined in the Latent Tuberculosis Policy. For an appointment at the Student Health Center, call (409) 880-8466. Visit TB Resources to find additional clinics offering this service. 

The TB test is a two-part process, and you will be given your documentation at the second visit. On the first visit you receive your injection, and on the second visit you are checked for a reaction to the injection. 

The Student Health Center administers the test as follows:

TB Test and Follow -Up Schedule
Injection Date  Result Date
Monday  Wednesday
Tuesday  Thursday
Friday  Monday

Additional Clinics for Tuberculosis Testing

Mid County Urgent Care
1908 Hwy 365
Nederland, TX 77642
(409) 729-1900
Monday - Saturday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

AFC Urgent Care
3195 Dowlen Road, Ste 105
Beaumont, TX 77706
(409) 271-6225
Daily 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Legacy Community Health
450 North 11th St.
Beaumont, TX 77702
(409) 242-2577
Call for availability

Gulf Coast Health Center
2548 Memorial Blvd
Port Arthur, TX 77640
(409) 983-1161
Current patients only
TB testing available

CVS Minute Clinic
Inside CVS #7477
2712 State Highway 365
Nederland, TX 77627-4110

CVS Minute Clinic
Inside CVS #8351
2950 Dowlen Road
Beaumont, TX 77706

Latent Tuberculosis Policy for Lamar University

Since Fall 2013 semester, Lamar University has implemented Tuberculosis (TB) testing for all Non-US Citizen/Non-Permanent Residents, and any student, faculty or staff meeting high-risk criteria. Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible for enrollment:

Students are not eligible to register for classes unless they have provided evidence of having had one of the following, no greater than 6 months prior to their arrival to the University:

  • Negative TB skin test
  • Negative TB blood test-Acceptable TB blood tests (interferon-gamma release assays or IGRA’s) include: QuantiFeron®-TB Gold or T-SPOT®.
  • Positive TB skin test with a negative TB blood test
  • It is not required that the testing be done in the United States.
  • Sputum or negative x-rays are not acceptable.

All documentation for testing done outside the Student Health Center must include:

  • Date the TB skin test was administered or TB blood test was drawn.
  • Date the TB skin test was read or date the TB blood test was resulted.
  • Results reported in millimeters and/or “negative” or “positive” for TB skin
    testing. Results reported as “negative” or “positive” for TB blood testing.
  • Documentation must be in English.
  • Documentation signed by a qualified health care provider licensed to read TB skin
    tests and/or TB blood test.
  • Name of the medical facility where testing was done.

If any of the above information is missing from the documentation, the student will not be eligible for enrollment until all deficiencies are corrected and turned in to the Student Health Center.

All documentation will be turned in to the Student Health Center via the Health Center patient portal at

TB skin testing is available at the Lamar University Student Health Center (SHC). Two appointments, 48 hours apart, are required for TB testing. Students with a positive skin test will be given the blood test, which may take up to a week to result, further delaying the student’s registration/attendance in class. The Student Health Center is located at 857 E. Virginia, and can be reached via telephone at 409 - 880 - 8466. The Student Health Center will provide a list of alternative medical sites which also provide TB skin testing should students prefer to be tested elsewhere. This  list is included above, under "Additional Clinics". 

All students with a positive TB blood test will be referred to the Beaumont City Health Department (BCHD). All charges incurred at the BCHD or any other outside medical facility will be the responsibility of the student, faculty, or staff. Failure to comply will result in the student prohibited from continuing their studies.

Anyone (student, faculty, or staff) traveling to a country designated as a “high incidence area” defined greater than or equal to 20 cases per 100,000 population by the World Health Organization (WHO), upon returning to campus, should immediately contact the SHC for TB testing. All subsequent testing guidelines shall apply. All charges incurred will be applied to the appropriate Banner account.

Call for availability and pricing. Remember, TB testing is a two-step process. There will be two visits needed to obtain results, regardless of where the test is done.

Page updated 12/5/2023


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