Immunizations

 

Bacterial Meningitis Immunization

The latest information regarding the bacterial meningitis vaccine is available on the Office of Admissions and Recruitment website. 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 the Records Office in Wimberly Building Room 102, faxed to 409-880-7769, or email it to immunization@lamar.edu. Call 409-880-7529 for more information.


 

Tuberculosis Testing Information

Tuberculosis testing is available for all students. International students must follow the regulations outlined in the Latent Tuberculosis Policy.

Call for your appointment at the Student Health Center, 409-880-8466. Visit TB Resources to find other clinics doing the TB test.

The TB test is a two-part process. The first visit involves the injection, and the second visit is to check for a reaction to the injection. You will be given your documentation at the second visit. The Student Health Center administers the test as follows:

Injection Date : Result Date
Monday : Wednesday
Tuesday : Thursday
Wednesday : Friday
Friday : Monday