DU Immunization Requirements
Colorado law (see Colorado Revised Statutes 25-4-901 to 909) and Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment requires all college and university students physically present on campus and enrolled for one or more classes, submit proof of immunizations as described below:
- All incoming students who were born on or after January 1, 1957, must have had two measles, two mumps, and two rubella vaccines, the first administered no earlier than 4 days before the first birthday, and the second at least 28 calendar days after the 1st dose.
- Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is not required for students born before January 1, 1957
- In lieu of immunization, written evidence of laboratory tests (with numeric values) showing immunity to measles, mumps and rubella is acceptable.
- Students must submit the completed Certificate of Immunization form (see below) to the Health & Counseling Center or provide a copy of their immunization record from a physicians office or school authority. Students must submit proof of immunization prior to arrivingon campus. Students that fail to submit proof will not be permitted to register for classes.
- In the event of an outbreak, student who take a medical, religious, or personal exemptions ha must leave campus until the outbreak is contained. Those students will not be refunded tuition .
Download: Certificate of Immunization form [.pdf file]
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the file.
Please email completed immunization forms to us at
- firstname.lastname@example.org or
- fax it to us at 303.871.4242
If your proof of immunity is incomplete you will be notified. If you need immunizations or have questions about your record please contact the Health & Counseling Center:
Look at your immunizations online through MyHealth:
- Log on to MyHealth with your WebCentral username and password
- Click on the immunizations tab on the left side
The Health and Counseling Center will send you a tuberculosis screening questionnaire. If you are from or have traveled through a country with a high risk for tuberculosis as defined by the Centers for Disease Control, you may be asked to submit further documentation.
Meningococcal Requirements (Students living on campus only)
For all public or nonpublic postsecondary education institutions in Colorado, the State law requires incoming student residing in student housing be provided with the information below. If the student is under the age of 18 years, the student’s parent or guardian must be provided with this information.
- Meningococcal disease is a serious disease, caused by bacteria.
- Meningococcal disease is a contagious, but a largely preventable, infection of the spinal cord fluid and the fluid that surrounds the brain. Meningococcal disease can also cause blood infections.
- About 2,600 people get meningococcal disease each year in the United States; 10 to 15 percent of these people die, in spite of treatment with antibiotics. Of those who live, another 10 percent lose their arms or legs, become deaf, have problems with their nervous system, become mentally retarded, or suffer seizures or strokes.
- Anyone can get meningococcal disease, but it is most common in infants less than one year of age and in people with certain medical conditions. Scientific evidence suggests that college students living in dormitory facilities are at a modestly increased risk of contracting meningococcal disease.
- Immunization against meningococcal disease decreases the risk of contracting the disease. Meningococcal vaccine can prevent four types of meningococcal disease; these include two of the three most common in the United States. Meningococcal vaccine cannot prevent all types of the disease, but it does help to protect many people who might become sick if they do not get the vaccine.
- A vaccine, like any medicine, is capable of causing serious problems, such as severe allergic reactions. The risk of the meningococcal vaccine causing serious harm, or death, is extremely small. Getting a meningococcal vaccine is much safer than getting the disease.
- More information can be obtained from the Vaccine Information Statement available at
- www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/default.htm. Students and their parents should discuss the risks and benefits of vaccination with their health care providers.
- To receive the immunization against meningococcal disease, you should check with your health care provider or your local health department.
If you plan to live on campus, you are required to acknowledge informational handout or provide proof of your immunization. If further compliance is necessary you will be contacted.
Other Highly Recommended Immunizations
- Hepatitis B vaccine
- Polio vaccines
- Immunity to chickenpox
- Influenza vaccine prior to flu season
- HPV immunization