New bill postpones spring for 54 students

New bill postpones spring for 54 students

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Fifty-four students were registered for the Spring 2012 semester but were not able to attend class yesterday because of a recent change in the Bacterial Meningitis policy statewide, stated George Weir, Texas A&M Kingsville Registrar.
Senate Bill 1107 dictates that a student, in order to attend class, must provide proof of vaccination otherwise they will not be allowed to register.
Students who have not provided proof of immunization were marked with a registration code, NP, so that instructors would be able to identify which students needed to have their shots, stated Weir.
Students who haven’t taken the shot can return to class no later than January 23rd, unless the professor agrees to add the student to the class, said Dianne Brown, Director of Student Health and Wellness at TAMUK.
“Students need to learn to use various resources to find out where to get their vaccination,” said Brown.
The university, in an attempt to avoid dropping students, has been contacting students who have not had their vaccinations and telling them what they need to do next, said Brown.
For more information about Senate Bill 1107, students can go to http://www.tamuk.edu/shw/.