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University Immunization Requirements

State of Colorado and University of Denver Immunization Requirements

Colorado State Law and University of Denver policy requires all students to receive two (2) doses of vaccine against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) and a review of information regarding Meningococcal disease (meningitis) prior to registration.  Additionally, students living in University of Denver on campus housing (Dormitories and Apartments) must show proof of vaccination for Meningococcal disease within the past five years.

If proof of immunity and acknowledgement of meningitis information (or proof of vaccination if living on campus) is not submitted to the University of Denver Health & Counseling Center, you will not be registered for classes. Immunization record information must be submitted to the DU Health and Counseling Center by your program's registration date.

(Colorado Revised Statuses §25-4-901 to 909)

Students will NOT be able to register for Fall Term classes without providing this information.

In the event of an MMR or meningitis outbreak on campus, those students for whom an exemption has been submitted will be withdrawn from classes by the CDPHE (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment) until the outbreak is contained (this can take six to eight weeks).  Those students who have exempted out of the requirements will not be entitled to a refund of tuition or a tuition credit for any missed time.

Certificate of Immunization for College Students

Download: Certificate of Immunization Form

Submitting Proof of Immunity

Your physician will need to enter the dates (month day and year) of your MMR and meningitis vaccinations and provide their signature on the Certificate of Immunization Form.

In place of the Certificate of Immunization, you may submit:

  • a copy of your original immunization records.
  • an immunization record from another school, provided it is on official letterhead from the school.
  • laboratory evidence demonstrating immunity with numerical values, otherwise known as an MMR Titer.

Please include your DU ID number, first and last name with all communications.

Email completed immunization forms or supporting documents to info@hcc.du.edu or fax to 303-871-4242.

If your proof of immunity is incomplete or you have further questions, contact the DU Health and Counseling Center for instructions on obtaining immunizations at 303-871-2205 or info@hcc.du.edu.

exemption to immunization law

Exemptions for medical, religious or personal reasons may be submitted. 

In the event of an MMR or meningitis outbreak on campus, those students for whom an exemption has been submitted will be withdrawn from classes by the CDPHE (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment) until the outbreak is contained (this can take six to eight weeks).  Those students who have exempted out of the requirements will not be entitled to a refund of tuition or a tuition credit for any missed time.

Download the Certificate of Exemption Form

 Fill in the identification information at the top of the form

  1. complete the STATEMENT OF EXEMPTION TO IMMUNIZATION LAW at the bottom

Please include your DU ID number, first and last name with all communications.

Email completed exemption to info@hcc.du.edu or fax to 303-871-4242.

Other Immunizations

The HCC offers a variety of vaccines and immunizations, including but not limited to:

  • Flu, seasonal flu (influenza)
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Travel vaccinations

Colorado department of public health & Education (CDPHE)

The University of Denver Health & Counseling Center (DU HCC) produce an annual report for the Colorado Department of Public Health & Education (CDPHE). In addition, this requirement is based on Colorado State Law §25-4-902.5 which allowed the CDPHE to write the regulations underlying the requirement.

Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS)

The University of Denver Health & Counseling Center (DU HCC) participates in the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS).  Immunizations given at the DU HCC will be entered into CIIS. Other information such as past immunization records provided to the DU HCC, gender, and the office where each shot is given will be included in the registry to be sure that your record is accurate and cannot be confused with another patient's record. Your address will also be included in the system to allow your healthcare provider to send you a card to remind you are due for an immunization. All information entered into CIIS is secure and confidential.