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COVID-19

The Health Center at Auraria provides consulting, assessment and testing services for Coronavirus (COVID-19). If you’re interested in these services, please read below for updated protocols and COVID-related health information. 

Auraria COVID-19 and Flu Updates 


The Health Center at Auraria strongly recommends that ALL students, faculty and staff on campus be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19 and Flu.  As requirements and guidelines for vaccines and boosters may change in the future, we want to ensure that Auraria students, faculty, staff and their family members/household members have accurate, up-to-date information relating to the COVID-19 and Flu shot distribution plan. Please refer to the updates and communications below for current information.

The Health Center at Auraria will begin offering COVID-19 Omicron Fall 2022 Booster Vaccines and Flu Vaccine to Auraria Campus students, faculty and staff and their family members or household members beginning Monday, September 19th, 2022, in Plaza Room 111.  If you are needing to complete the primary series COVID-19 vaccination, please call the Auraria Immunization Office at 303-615-9997.

Which vaccines will be available?

  • Pfizer COVID-19 for patients 12 years of age or older*
  • Moderna COVID-19 for patients 18 years of age or older*
  • Flu for patients 12 years of age or older

*COVID-19 Omicron boosters require proof of two primary series doses of any COVID-19 vaccine at least 2 months prior. Those with recent infection should delay any COVID-19 omicron vaccination by three months from symptom onset or positive test (if infection is asymptomatic).

Acceptable forms of vaccine verification include a physical copy or a photo of:

  • COVID-19 vaccine card
  • State vaccine record
  • Colorado physician/medical provider signed note

*Failure to provide proof of primary series vaccination upon check-in will result in your appointment being rescheduled.

Can I get both a flu shot and a COVID-19 booster at the same time?
Yes.

How soon after my primary series or booster should I get the Omicron booster?
At least 2 months after most recent dose

If I have been recently diagnosed with COVID-19, when can I get the Omicron booster?
Three months after diagnosis of COVID-19

Is there a cost for the COVID-19 or the Flu vaccine?
No, these immunizations are offered free-of-charge. There is no need to bring your insurance card.

Steps to schedule a vaccination appointment:

  1. Submit a Patient Portal Request to the Health Center at Auraria.
  2. Once your Patient Portal Request is submitted, you will receive an e-mail in approximately 1 hour with a link to create your patient portal account.
    – E-mails will be sent Monday-Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm and Friday 8:00am-3:00pm.
    – Please check your junk or spam folder
  3. Follow the link emailed to you to complete your Patient Portal Account.
  4. Once logged into your Patient Portal Account click on the “My Appointments” tab at the top of the page.
  5. In the “Reason for Visit” drop down box, select the vaccine(s) you wish to receive.
  6. In the “Provider” drop down box, choose a “Station”.
    – Additional appointment times are available by selecting one of four Vaccine Stations (there are 4 stations allocated for every 15-minute time slot); all stations are in the Plaza Building Room 111.
  7. In the Location drop down box choose “Health Center at Auraria”.
  8. Click ‘Search’.
  9. Choose a day and time for your appointment.  Please note that you will be asked to wait 15-30 minutes after your vaccine is administered for observation.
  10. On the next screen click “Submit” to finalize your appointment. 

If additional assistance is needed, please contact the Health Center at Auraria directly at 303-615-9997.

COVID-19 protocols have shifted over time as the virus has evolved. Currently, COVID-19 is being treated as any other illness by the medical community.  This is a significant shift and represents an important turning point in how individuals and medical providers respond to COVID-19. The following information provides details for handling cases of COVID-19 on campus and in the classroom.
 
There is no requirement for those testing positive, or for employees who become aware of a positive case, to call or report a positive case to the Health Center at Auraria. In response to changing guidance from public-health agencies, the Health Center at Auraria will no longer conduct contact tracing on campus.
 
However, faculty and staff members should contact the Health Center if they encounter five or more COVID-19-positive students in the same class or five or more COVID-19-positive employees in the same work environment within a two-week period.  In this case, call the Health Center at 303-615-9999 and request a call back from the medical director.  The Health Center will work closely with the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment in determining whether any intervention is necessary.
 
 Students and employees who are returning to campus after any type of respiratory illness should wear a mask while on campus until all symptoms are fully resolved. 
 
Students and employees should report any absences to their instructor(s) and/or supervisor, as is routinely expected for all absences due to an illness.  Students may return to class without a doctor’s note, according to the guidelines in Items 5 and 6 below.
 
Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 should contact their medical provider for consultation if desired or if medically necessary. 
 
Anyone who receives a positive test result should isolate for a minimum of five days.  Isolation means withdrawing from all contact with others and isolating alone to prevent the spread of the disease. If after five days symptoms are resolving and there has been no fever for 24 hours, it is safe to resume normal activities on Day Six. However, a mask should be worn during reengagement with others on days six through 10 to ensure maximum safety for the campus community. If after Day Five symptoms still prevail without positive signs of resolution and/or a fever persists, then isolation should continue until there is no fever for 24 hours and symptoms are noticeably resolving. A mask should be worn for five days after reengagement commences to ensure maximum safety for the campus community. Consider therapeutic treatments through your primary-care physician or through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
 
The Health Center at Auraria continues to offer COVID-19 testing. To schedule a vaccine appointment,call 303-615-9997.
 
The Health Center at Auraria will offer flu shots and the new Omicron-specific COVID-19 booster shots when approved and available for distribution. Additional details will be forthcoming.

In accordance with the recent FDA approval for an additional COVID-19 booster dose, the Health Center of Auraria will begin to administer vaccines according to the guidelines below effective April 6, 2022.

Eligible individuals:

  • Adults ages 50 years and older who are not moderately or severely immunocompromised may choose to receive a second booster dose using Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the first booster dose.
  • Moderately or severely immunocompromised individuals ages 12 years or older (for Pfizer) and ages 18 years or older (for Moderna) may choose to receive a second booster dose using COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the first booster dose.
  • Individuals ages 18–49 years who are not moderately or severely immunocompromised and who received Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 Vaccine as both their primary series dose and booster dose may receive a second booster dose using Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the first Janssen (J&J) booster dose.

Appointments are required for the vaccine booster and must be scheduled in advance online at Healthcenter1.com. The boosters will be administered in the Plaza Building, Room 111,  Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

You must bring a copy of your vaccine card to your booster shot appointment. If you do not have a vaccine card and received your vaccine in Colorado, you can access your immunization records through the Colorado Immunization Information System or by using the myColorado™ app.

The Health Center at Auraria is pleased to announce that the Covid-19 booster shots are available on campus for all eligible students, faculty, staff and community members who received both doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna Covid-19 vaccine  at least 5 months ago or one dose of J & J vaccine two months ago. Though no J & J vaccine is available at the Health Center, recipients of the J & J vaccine are eligible to receive either the Pfizer or Moderna booster through recently approved mix-and-match protocols.

Pfizer booster doses are approved for individuals age 12+.  All other vaccine manufacturers (Moderna and J&J) are approved for individuals age 18+.

Auraria COVID-19 and Flu Vaccines 


The Health Center at Auraria will begin offering COVID-19 Omicron Fall 2022 Booster Vaccines and Flu Vaccine to Auraria Campus students, faculty and staff and their family members or household members beginning Monday, September 19th, 2022, in Plaza Room 111. If you are needing to complete the primary series COVID-19 vaccination, please call the Auraria Immunization Office at 303-615-9997.  

Which vaccines will be available?

  • Pfizer COVID-19 for patients 12 years of age or older*
  • Moderna COVID-19 for patients 18 years of age or older*
  • Flu for patients 12 years of age or older

*COVID-19 Omicron boosters require proof of two primary series doses of any COVID-19 vaccine at least 2 months prior. Those with recent infection should delay any COVID-19 omicron vaccination by three months from symptom onset or positive test (if infection is asymptomatic).

Acceptable forms of vaccine verification include a physical copy or a photo of:

  • COVID-19 vaccine card
  • State vaccine record
  • Colorado physician/medical provider signed note

*Failure to provide proof of primary series vaccination upon check-in will result in your appointment being rescheduled.

Can I get both a flu shot and a COVID-19 booster at the same time?
Yes.

How soon after my primary series or booster should I get the Omicron booster?
At least 2 months after most recent dose

If I have been recently diagnosed with COVID-19, when can I get the Omicron booster?
Three months after diagnosis of COVID-19

Is there a cost for the COVID-19 or the Flu vaccine?
No, these immunizations are offered free-of-charge. There is no need to bring your insurance card.

Scheduled appointments for COVID-19 and Flu vaccines are required.  All vaccines will be administered at the Health Center at Auraria located in Plaza 111.

Steps to schedule a COVID-19 Omicron Booster vaccination appointment:

  1. Submit a Patient Portal Request to the Health Center at Auraria.
  2. Once your Patient Portal Request is submitted, you will receive an e-mail in approximately 1 hour with a link to create your patient portal account.
    – E-mails will be sent Monday-Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm and Friday 8:00am-3:00pm.
    – Please check your junk or spam folder
  3. Follow the link emailed to you to complete your Patient Portal Account.
  4. Once logged into your Patient Portal Account click on the “My Appointments” tab at the top of the page.
  5. In the “Reason for Visit” drop down box, select the vaccine(s) you wish to receive.
  6. In the “Provider” drop down box, choose a “Station”.
    – Additional appointment times are available by selecting one of four Vaccine Stations (there are 4 stations allocated for every 15-minute time slot); all stations are in the Plaza Building Room 111.
  7. In the Location drop down box choose “Health Center at Auraria”.
  8. Click ‘Search’.
  9. Choose a day and time for your appointment. Please note that you will be asked to wait 15 minutes after your vaccine is administered for observation.
  10. On the next screen click “Submit” to finalize your appointment.
Additional Vaccine Information

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment launched a new call center for the public to ask questions specifically about the COVID-19 vaccine. This hotline is available 24/7. The new toll-free number is 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926).

For Colorado residents facing vaccination verification issues- such as not being able to find your information in the state database- send an e-mail to [email protected]. They will best be able to assist in making sure your information is in the system and/or getting that information added. If a vaccine card has been lost individuals can download their record from the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS) Public PortalIf you received your vaccination in another state, please refer to that state’s Immunization Information System for these records.

Auraria COVID-19 Testing


Auraria students, employees and family/household members can schedule a testing appointment by:

  • Select the appropriate registration link, below.
  • Once registration* is submitted, you will receive an e-mail in approximately 1 hour with a link to create a Patient Portal account (e-mails will be sent Monday-Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm and Friday 8:00am-3:00pm).  
  • Once a brief Patient Portal account is created, you may schedule your COVID-19 testing appointment.  

*Registration for a patient portal account will expedite scheduleing for any future appointments at the Health Center at Auraria. 

Most commercial health insurance plans will waive deductibles and coinsurance for COVID-19 testing and treatment if it is deemed medically necessary. Each insurance plan is different. Please contact your health insurance company for details about your coverage and expected costs for COVID-19 related services prior to receiving these services. For more information on locating other/free COVID-19 testing, visit https://covid19.colorado.gov/testing.

COVID-19 Resources


COVID-19 Signs & Symptoms
  • Fever or elevated body temperature (100.4 or higher)
  • New cough
  • Shortness of breath or
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Runny nose
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle pain/body aches
  • Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Chills and/or repeated shaking with chills
Mental Health Assistance 

If you’re experiencing undue stress, anxiety or sense any type of discrimination to your presence on campus, but do not have any symptoms associated with the Coronavirus, we encourage you to call the Health Center at Auraria to talk to a medical or mental health provider. Simply call 303-615-9999 and indicate that you would like to schedule a Coronavirus Consultation. There is no charge for this service.

Telehealth Services 

Medical and Mental Health providers at the Health Center at Auraria offer telehealth services to patients, when appropriate. Due to professional licensing regulations that restrict providing care across state lines there may be limitations on telehealth services if you are not in Colorado at the time of your appointment. Please contact the Health Center at Auraria to discuss treatment and/or referral options.

Auraria Campus Safety Protocols
  • Perform a health assessment daily before coming to campus.
  • Face coverings are required when indoors.
  • Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer on the way in and out of buildings.
Resources

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) 
COVID specific information for the state of Colorado.

Denver Health 
Additional local testing resource information.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
COVID-19 specific information.

Schedule an appointment

Call 303-615-9999 to schedule an appointment in advance.
Please note there is a failed appointment fee of up to $50.00 for missed appointments or short notice cancellations (less than 24 hours).