Health Requirements for Admissions
- Meningitis is required by the State of Texas if you are incoming first-time and/or transfer student who is 21 years or younger in age at time of admission. Learn more about meningitis.
Meningitis Documentation Requirements:
- The vaccine must be obtained within five years preceding enrollment or a booster is required. Dual Credit students may require a booster even if they are compliant with the high school.
- Must submit to Health Center no later than ten days prior to moving onto campus housing or the first day of class whichever occurs first.
- State Exemptions for Vaccination must be submitted within the same period.
Vaccines administered at pharmacies must use the attached form for verification. (Receipt of purchase is NOT acceptable documentation.)
Submit documentation with ID number to:
firstname.lastname@example.org – as an attachment or photo; make sure you can read the dates in the attachment
FAX to either (254) 295-4196 or (866) 247-2176
Mail: Health Center UMHB, 900 College Street Box 8437, Belton, TX 76513 – original document required for exemptions
- The Health Form is voluntary.
- Submissions of a negative TB test is required for any student from a country identified as "TB high-risk" by the World Health Organization. The test results must be dated no more than 6 months prior to the student's initial enrollment date at UMHB. Either a negative TB skin test or a negative (normal) chest x-ray report will be accepted. Results from tests completed in the United States may be included on the UMHB medical history form or scanned and emailed separately to UMHB health services at email@example.com. Results from tests completed outside the United States recorded on government-issued documents will generally be accepted by UMHB if original documents are presented by the student upon arrival. UMHB reserves the right to review the source of test results to determine if they will be accepted.
- If you have ever tested positive to a TB skin test, a current negative chest x-ray is required.
- International students must check with International Services to verify current requirements.
- A TB skin test is strongly recommended for students who have lived outside the U.S. for 8 or more consecutive weeks whether international or not.
Recommended: You are expected to have completed a primary series of childhood immunizations which should have included: DPT, Polio, MMR, and others depending on your high school graduation date. If you or your parents claimed an exemption to these childhood immunizations the University will need a copy of the exemption. These may be done at your physician's office or your county health department. Your county health department will usually offer this.
Students 18 years old or younger may receive their required/recommended vaccinations for a substantially reduced rate by checking with their local county health department. Once students turn 19 they no longer fall under the federal program: Vaccines for Children and the prices go up. If you begin a series at age 18 you will continue to receive the vaccine series for the lower rate even if you turn 19 prior to finishing the series.
A current tetanus booster (Tdap) is recommended for students. Tetanus boosters expire after 10 years, most of you had one at age 14 or 15 in high school. If the date of your last tetanus booster will expire during your enrollment at UMHB, please have your booster updated. Varivax (chicken pox vaccine – 2 doses), having two (2) MMRs [measles, mumps, and rubella - one dose is considered unreliable coverage against disease] and Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A and the HPV vaccines are encouraged, as per the Texas Department of Health, the CDC, ACIP, and UMHB but are not required at this time. Send photocopies of shot records to the UMHB Health Center. Please include your UMHB student ID number. Texas Immunizations Hotline: (800) 252-9152.
F.Y.I. The physician's physical examination is encouraged, but NOT REQUIRED.
Page last updated February 17, 2022