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Colorado State law requires any student enrolled for one or more credit hours in higher education to comply with the State’s MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) immunization policy. This policy also applies to active military students, graduate students, students taking online only classes and those studying abroad. This is a one-time requirement during a student’s first semester of attendance at CCD, MSU Denver or CU Denver. See details provided below.
Auraria Campus institutions encourage students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19, including having received a booster shot (when eligible to do so). The specific details of this recommendation may change over time to meet current public health and safety needs. See details provided below.
State of Colorado MMR Immunization Requirement
Requirements for students born AFTER JANUARY 1, 1957
Proof of 2 doses of combined MMR vaccine (combined measles/mumps/rubella vaccine)
Proof of 2 individual doses of measles vaccine, 2 individual doses of mumps vaccine and 2 individual doses of rubella vaccine
Requirements for students born BEFORE JANUARY 1, 1957
Submit the Auraria Campus Immunization Compliance Form. You will complete Step 1 ONLY. These students have presumptive immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella as majority of people born before 1957 are likely to have been infected naturally.
Options if you are unable to find your MMR records
Option 1: Blood Titer Students who cannot find their MMR shot records, but know that they were fully vaccinated or had all three diseases, have the option to provide evidence of positive immunity by having their blood drawn for a “blood titer test”.
Blood titer test results must include numerical values indicating the actual degree of immunity. Results must show positive immunity to all three disease
If any single titer is negative, the department requires either:
1. vaccination with MMR series meeting medically recommended minimum intervals consistent with ACIP standards, or
2. certificate of medical or non medical exemption for the required component. The Health Center at Auraria can perform blood titer testing and offers reduced costs for the testing. Blood titer labs results performed at the Health Center at Auraria are available approximately 3-5 business days after specimen collection.
Option 2: Re-Immunization Students can choose to be re-immunized by the Auraria Immunization office, which offers reduced cost MMR vaccinations or by a community medical provider. Students will need 2 MMR shots for the requirement and they need to be at least 28 days apart.
MMR Compliance Deadlines
Colorado Immunization Law requires students to submit proof of immunization or a certificate of medical or non medical exemption prior to the first day of class.
Statement of Exception to the Immunization Law
Colorado law C.R.S. § 25-4-902 requires all students attending any school in the state of Colorado to be vaccinated against certain vaccine-preventable diseases as established by Colorado Board of Health rule 6 CCR 1009-2, unless an exemption is filed.
IN THE EVENT OF AN OUTBREAK, students with an exemption on file may be kept off of The Auraria Campus. The length of time will vary depending on the type and circumstances of the outbreak.
To submit a Certificate of Medical Exemption, download, print and have your Health Care Provider sign the official Certificate of Medical Exemption found at https://cdphe.colorado.gov/vaccine-exemptions.
To submit a Certificate of Non-Medical Exemption students can choose one of two options:
Option 1. A 2021-2022 “Certificate of Nonmedical Exemption” can be downloaded from CDPHE’s Vaccine Exemption page at https://cdphe.colorado.gov/vaccine-exemptions. The document is completed by the parent or student (18 years of age or older) and signed by an immunizing health care provider practicing in Colorado. This signed document is then submitted to the Health Center at Auraria.
Option 2. The Online Immunization Education Module is accessed on the Vaccine Exemption page at https://cdphe.colorado.gov/vaccine-exemptions. At the end of the education module you will fill in an electronic form. Once complete, you will be given the option to ‘Submit and Print’.
Submitting the form sends your certificate to CIIS, it will not submit your form to your educational institute. Select ‘Print’ and save the certificate to your device. Submit the certificate to The Health Center at this link: https://healthcenter1.com/auraria-immunization-compliance-form/.”
The Certificate produced from successfully reviewing the Module does not require a signature from an immunizing health care provider.
Meningococcal Disease Information & Vaccine Requirement
Colorado law, Section 23-5-128, C.R.S., requires all public and nonpublic postsecondary education institutions in Colorado to provide information concerning meningococcal disease and meningococcal vaccine to each college or university student residing in student housing, or to the college or university student’s parent or legal guardian if the college student is under 18 years old.
Meningococcal disease is a serious disease and refers to any illness caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis. These illnesses are often severe, can be deadly, and include infections of the lining of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) and sometimes the bloodstream.
Meningococcal disease is a contagious, but a largely preventable, infection of the spinal cord fluid and the fluid that surrounds the brain. Meningococcal disease can also cause blood infections.
Even when treated with appropriate antibiotic therapy, meningococcal disease kills 10 to 15 out of 100 people who are infected. As many as 20% of survivors will have permanent conditions such as hearing loss, brain damage, kidney damage, amputations, nervous system problems, and scarring due to skin grafts.
Scientific evidence suggests that college students living in residence hall facilities are at an increased risk of contracting meningococcal disease. Immunization against meningococcal disease decreases the risk of contracting the disease.
There are two types of meningococcal vaccines available in the U.S.
MenACWY (vaccine or signed waiver is required)
MenB (not required for school entry)
– Can prevent four types of meningococcal disease and is routinely recommended for children and adolescents
– New college students living in residence halls should receive at least one dose of MenACWY within five years prior to college entry.
– Can prevent serotype B meningococcal disease, which is relatively rare, though outbreaks have occurred at several U.S. colleges.
– Health care providers, the student, and/or their parent(s) or guardian (s) should discuss the risk of the disease and weigh the benefits and risks of vaccination.
New students living in residence halls who have received a MenACWY vaccine within five years must provide documented proof of vaccination.
Those who have not received a MenACWY vaccine within five years and who do NOT wish to be vaccinated must sign a waiver to indicate they have reviewed the information regarding obtaining a vaccine for protection against meningococcal disease.
Both MenACWY and MenB vaccine are available on campus at The Health Center at Auraria by calling (303) 615- 9997.
Auraria Immunization FAQs
There are a variety of places that you may be able to find your immunization records, including:
- Doctor’s office
- Former high school
- Previous college
- Military records
- State immunization databases
An “Immunization Hold” will be placed on the student’s account by the institution, preventing them from registering for any future academic classes.
Submit the Auraria Campus Immunization Compliance Form and the immunization documentation as soon as possible.
It takes up to 72 Business Hours for this to be reflected in your student account.
Yes. Please call 303-615-9997 to schedule an appointment . The hours for immunization shots are:
Monday – Thursday: 8:00am to 5:00pm (no shots from 12:00-1:00 & after 4:00pm)
Friday: 8:00am to 3:00pm (no shots from 12:00-1:00 & after 2:00pm)
There is no need to resubmit immunization records. However, students must notify the Auraria Immunization office of this transfer to prevent an immunization hold from being placed on their student account at the new institution.