Exemptions

You are EXEMPT from this requirement if:

  • You will be age 22 or older on the first day of classes of the semester in which you are enrolling at St. Edward's University. You do not have to submit any documentation to the Health & Counseling Center.
  • You are enrolled only in online or distant courses. You do not have to submit any documentation but please contact the Health & Counseling Center.
  • You cannot take the vaccine because of medical reasons. - To prevent your registration / classes from being affected, you must submit to the Health & Counseling Center specific, acceptable documentation, to verify this reason.
  • You decline the vaccine due to reasons of conscience objection, including a religious belief. - To prevent your registration for classes from being affected, you must submit to the Health & Counseling Center, a completed and notarized original affidavit. Please see the bullet below to be directed to the exemption affidavit.
    • If you would like to submit a conscientious objection affidavit click here.

The conscientious objection exemption is only valid for 90 days from the date of notarization. The original document must be mailed to the Health & Counseling Center, copies will not be accepted.

 

Declining the meningococcal vaccine for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief:

NOTE: Because of the potential severity (including fatality) of meningococcal disease (bacterial meningitis), we recommend that you consult a physician about the need for the vaccine before declining to seek an exemption from this requirement.

To prevent your registration for classes from being affected, you must submit to the Health & Counseling Center, a completed and notarized original affidavit. Please see the bullet below to be directed to the exemption affidavit.

  • If you would like to submit a conscientious objection affidavit click here.

The conscientious objection exemption is only valid for 90 days from the date of notarization. The original document must be mailed to the Health & Counseling Center, copies will not be accepted.

 

Inability to receive the meningococcal vaccine because of medical reasons: 

You, or your parent or guardian if you are a minor, must submit an affidavit or a certificate signed by a physician who is licensed to practice medicine in the United States, which states that, in the physician's opinion, the meningococcal vaccine would be injurious to your health and well-being.

Documentation must be in English and include your full name and date of birth.

 

How to Submit your original exemption documentation to the Health & Counseling Center

Do not submit any information other than vaccine related information.
 
Write your SEU ID on each page of any documentation submitted to the Health & Counseling Center. NOTE: Submission methods may change depending upon the time of year. Don't be concerned if the information in this section changes after you submit your documentation.
 
By U.S. Mail:
St. Edward's University
Health & Counseling Center
3001 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704.