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COVID-19 update: Booster vaccine requirement

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Jeremy Haefner

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Dear DU community members,

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, promoting the health and safety of our community remains our top priority. In furtherance of this goal, we will require all community members who are subject to DU’s vaccination requirement to receive their COVID-19 booster vaccination by January 31, 2022, or as soon thereafter as you become eligible for a booster (per CDC recommendations). Recent increases in COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and abroad, the rapid infection rate of the omicron variant, and updates from the World Health Organization all informed this decision. You may have recently learned of several college campuses having to limit in-person experiences due to on-campus outbreaks in the past few weeks.

You can receive your booster dose at a location convenient to you. Once you have received your booster, please upload a copy of your updated vaccine card to your MyHealth portal, found on

The DU COVID-19 coordinator will soon provide more details, including guidelines for boosters based on your prior vaccine, the timeline for those who have recently tested positive for COVID-19, and information about a limited number of booster appointments on campus. 

If you have an approved exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement through DU’s exemption process, you do not need to file any additional exemption paperwork. However, if you have been vaccinated and are unable to receive a third dose, please see our COVID-19 vaccination page for more information.

We appreciate your assistance as we respond quickly to changing circumstances as well as your shared commitment to keeping the DU community safe and healthy.



Jeremy Haefner