Required Immunizations and Exemptions

Routine Immunizations REQUIRED for enrollment are:

  • Tetanus-Diphtheria (Td) or Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (TDaP) - within 10 years
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)- two doses  (both after first birthday)
  • Meningococcal Vaccine (Menactra or MenQuadFi) - for all entering students under age 22 (within 5 years and 10 days from first day of class)

These are available at Health Services. The hours for administration are Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, please call to schedule an appointment (254) 710-1010 or log into the Health Portal.


Requesting An Exemption

New students 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. The DSHS form must be completed, notarized, and submitted to Baylor Health Services. It is the student's responsibility to complete the DSHS form and have it notarized. Information about requesting the DSHS affidavit form is available at the DSHS Immunizations School & Child-care Requirements page. A written request must be submitted for the affidavit via one of the following:

  • Secure on-line FTP site at:
  • Fax the written request to (512) 776-7544
  • Mail the written request to: Immunization Branch, Mail Code 1946 PO Box 149347 Austin, TX 78714

Health Services

McLane Student Life Center, 2nd Floor
209 Speight Ave
Waco, Tx 76706
Phone: (254) 710-1010
Fax: (254) 710-2499