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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, all first year undergraduates and students living in DU Housing must show proof the Meningococcal ACWY vaccination given within the past five (5) years.

If proof of immunity and acknowledgement of meningitis information (or proof of vaccination for incoming class) 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the event of an MMR or meningitis outbreak on campus, those students for whom an exemption has been submitted will be withdrawn from classes by the CDPHE (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment) until the outbreak is contained (this can take six to eight weeks).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.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Note
The HCC/DU recognizes that mandatory vaccination requirements may place undue burden on communities of color and those with trauma related to historical and contemporary experiences with medical care. We are relying on your compliance as we work to keep our communities safe. We have made efforts to remove barriers to care such as cost and access and follow the most rigorous scientific evidence available when providing and recommending healthcare to students. If you have questions or concerns about any aspect of the vaccination process, please reach out for support.

A list of resources and contact information listed in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion support webpage can be found here: https://www.du.edu/equity/dei-covid-19-resources

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.

You should upload your document:

  1. Log into your MyHealth portal
  2. Select “send a message/load records” on the myhealth homepage
  3. Select “new message”
  4. Select “I want to submit Immunization Records”
  5. Attach and upload your file(s)

If you are unable to upload, you may:

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

After the Health & Counseling Center (HCC) has reviewed your record, you will receive a confirmation message in MyHealth.

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.

Certificate of Immunization for College Students

Download: Certificate of Immunization Form

exemption to immunization law

Exemptions for medical, or personal/religious 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.

Medical exemptions require a letter or statement from your doctor indicating the clinically supported reason you should not receive the required vaccinations.

Personal/Religious exemptions have two options for completion of the requirement.

  1. Download the "Certificate of Nonmedical Exemption" from the CDPHE Vaccine Exemption page.

    The document can be completed by the student or parent (if under 18 years of age) and must be signed by their immunizing health care provider.

  2. Review the "The Online Immunization Education Module" from the CDPHE Vaccine Exemption page.

    When the viewing is completed the student or parent (if under 18 years of age) will enter into a fillable document which, when printed, will produce a Certificate of Nonmedical Exemption. This Certificate will populate the name, date and time that this process was completed and will not require a signature from an immunizing health care provider.

You should upload your document:

  1. Log into your MyHealth portal
  2. Select “send a message/load records” on the myhealth homepage
  3. Select “new message”
  4. Select “I want to submit Immunization Records”
  5. Attach and upload your file(s)

If you are unable to upload, you may:

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

After the Health & Counseling Center (HCC) has reviewed your record, you will receive a confirmation message in MyHealth.

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE)

The University of Denver Health & Counseling Center (DU HCC) produce an annual report for the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (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.

Under Colorado law, you can exclude your immunization information from participation. If you would like to opt out, please complete the form on the CIIS opt-out procedures page then provide a copy to CIIS as directed on the form.