|Conscientious Objection form for student NOT LIVING IN ON-CAMPUS HOUSING|
|For new students at institutions of higher education NOT living or residing in on-campus housing, who wish to file an affidavit stating that the student declines the vaccination for bacterial meningitis for reasons of conscience, the student may use the official Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s form, accessible from the opening page of the website at http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/reports/DocFetch.cfm?DocID=2602&Format=PDF. The student must print the form, have it notarized, and mail it to Magnus Health.|
|Conscientious Objection form for student LIVING IN ON-CAMPUS HOUSING|
|For new students living in on-campus housing, which includes student housing facilities located on the campus of an institution of higher education, such as dormitories, residence halls, and apartments, the student must use the official Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) form. The DSHS form may be ordered electronically. It is then mailed from DSHS to the student and it may take up to two weeks to receive the form.|
The DSHS form must be completed, notarized, and mailed to Magnus Health. It is the student’s responsibility to complete the DSHS form and have it notarized. Information about requesting the DSHS affidavit form is available by http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/school/default.shtm#exclusions.