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University Immunization Requirements

Important 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

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.

Beginning October 15, 2020, the University of Denver is requiring proof of influenza (flu) vaccination. Published FAQs are available through the COVID-19 FAQ page.

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the event of an MMR or meningitis outbreak on campus, those students for whom an exemption has been submitted will be withdrawn from classes by the CDPHE (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment) until the outbreak is contained (this can take six to eight weeks).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

*New* influenza (Flu) Requirement

Beginning October 15, 2020, the University of Denver is requiring proof of influenza (flu) vaccination. Published FAQs are available through the COVID-19 FAQ page.

Submitting Records

Influenza records must include the following information:

  • Full name of patient
  • Flu vaccine type
  • Administration Date

We are very flexible on what we can accept for these. Examples include: Receipt of payment, clinical after visit summary, or vaccination record.

  1. Log into your MyHealth portal
  2. Click on Messages (on the left side bar)
  3. then click the “New Message” button.
  4. Select “I want to submit my Flu (influenza) vaccine record to the HCC.”
  5. Then upload your record and Send.
Ready to get your Flu shot?

All on-campus flu shots will be administered in the Ritchie Center, accessible from the north entrance to the left of the main stairs. 

Schedule an appointment through your MyHealth portal then come to the Ritchie Center, accessible from the north entrance to the left of the main stairs, and bring your appointment QR code. In light of weather changes, all on-campus flu shots will be administered in the Ritchie Center, accessible from the north entrance to the left of the main stairs. A DU ID is needed to access the Ritchie Center and masks are required. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to walk for vaccination, but a limited number of temporary parking spaces set aside for vaccination only will be available in Lot L. Please email info@hcc.du.edu for a temporary parking pass for the day you plan to attend.

Access Immunization record from Kaiser
  1. Go to the Kaiser Permanente page
  2. Sign in using your UserID and Password (if you haven’t logged in before, you will need to register)
  3. Click on “Medical Record”
  4. Click on “Immunizations”
  5. Click “Print” and save as a PDF

You can then follow the instructions above to submit your record into your DU MyHealth account.

If you received your flu shot through Kaiser but on DU campus, it will be early November before it appears on your Kaiser account.

If you received your flu shot through Kaiser but on DU campus and are not a Kaiser member, please contact Customer Care Team at 1-877-469-5411 and request a copy. They will need to confirm some details with you before providing the document.

exemption to requirement

Exemptions for medical, or personal reasons may be submitted.

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

Personal or religious exemptions should complete the certificate of exemption form. Non-medical exemptions require a statement from the individual, or parent/guardian if the individual is under 18 years of age, stating that a vaccine is against sincerely held religious or personal beliefs. Non-medical exemptions must be renewed annually.

Similarly to our 2020 fall term, should you become ill with influenza or a similar flu-like illness, you must remain off campus for the duration of your illness to allow for a full recovery and assist in keeping our community healthy.

  1. Download the Certificate of Exemption Form

  2. Fill in the identification information at the top of the form

  3. complete the STATEMENT OF EXEMPTION TO IMMUNIZATION LAW at the bottom. The University of Denver requires an actual signature. An adobe digital ID will be rejected.

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 or upload through your MyHealth portal.

Flu Attestation

If you received your influenza vaccination but are unable to provide adequate documentation of your influenza vaccination, You may complete the Flu Attestation Form.

  1. Download the Flu Attestation Form

  2. Fill in the information about your vaccination, Date, Location, Place of Service

  3. Fill in the identification information and sign at the bottom of the form

The University of Denver requires an actual signature. An adobe digital ID will be rejected.

Email completed attestation to info@hcc.du.edu or fax to 303-871-4242 or upload through your MyHealth portal.

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 or through your MyHealth portal.

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 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 exemptions should complete the certificate of exemption form.

  1. Download the Certificate of Exemption Form

  2. Fill in the identification information at the top of the form

  3. complete the STATEMENT OF EXEMPTION TO IMMUNIZATION LAW at the bottom. The University of Denver requires an actual signature. An adobe digital ID will be rejected.

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 or upload through your MyHealth portal.

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.