Will a vaccination from my home country fulfill the Alamo
A vaccination record from a
country outside the U.S. can meet the requirements, if the vaccine given meets
the CDC requirements and if the vaccination record is in English. If the vaccination record is in a language
other than English, an English translation of the document will be required.
How far in advance should I plan to arrive in the U.S.
in order to receive the vaccination?
If you plan to receive the
vaccine in the U.S. you should arrive no later than 3 weeks prior to the first
day of classes. This will give you
enough time for the 10 day waiting period and time for your documents to be
processed. You must receive the
vaccination at least 10 days before the first day of classes for the semester.
Can I present medical documentation from my country in
order to get an exemption due to medical reasons?
Unfortunately, the law
requires that you visit a doctor in the U.S. to be able to get an exemption for
medical reasons. We suggest that you
bring an English translation of your records with you, so that you can present
them to a U.S. physician. Be sure your
travel arrangements will give you enough time to see a physician in the U.S.
and submit your documentation to the college.
How can I get an exemption for reasons of conscience?
You must follow the same guidelines
and procedures outline for domestic students.
Please visit the Texas Department of State Health Services for more