Immunization Requirement

Immunization Requirement

OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Thursday: 8:00am to 5:00pm Friday: 8:00am to 3:00pm
AFTER-HOURS CRISIS SUPPORT & VICTIM ASSISTANCE: 303-615-9911

Immunization Requirement

Colorado State law requires any student enrolled for one or more credit hours in higher education to comply with the State’s 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.

Please call the Auraria Immunizations Office at 303-615-9997 for assistance with completing the form or submitting supporting documents.

Immunization Deadlines

October 1st
for new Fall/Summer semester students

March 1st
for new Spring semester students

State of Colorado Immunization Requirement

Requirements for students born AFTER JANUARY 1, 1957

Proof of 2 doses of combined MMR vaccine (combined measles/mumps/rubella vaccine)

OR

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 are exempt from the MMR requirement since it is assumed that students in this age group have been exposed to the diseases.

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”.

If results of the blood titer test are positive, they can submit the blood titer documentation (the actual lab results) to the Auraria Immunizations office.

The Health Center at Auraria can perform blood titer testing and offers reduced costs for the testing.

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.

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, exempted individuals may be subject to exclusion from the Auraria campus and to potential quarantine. Additionally, applicable institutional policies related to forfeiture of tuition and fees may apply.

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 module review, the parent (or student 18 years of age or older) will complete a fillable electronic form which, when completed, will provide an option to “Submit and Print” (Submit to CIIS) or “Print” the Certificate of Nonmedical Exemption. (The “Print” option opens to a PDF that can be printed and/or saved). The Certificate will populate the name of the reviewer as well as the date and time that this process was completed. The Certificate produced from successfully reviewing the Module does not require a signature from an immunizing health care provider.

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.

Meningococcal Disease Information

The following public health information is for your personal health and safety so you are well informed about meningococcal disease and tuberculosis. 

Meningococcal disease is a serious disease, caused by a bacteria.

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.

About 2,600 people get meningococcal disease each year in the United States; 10 to 15 percent of these people die, in spite of treatment with antibiotics. Of those who live, another 10 percent lose their arms or legs, become deaf, have problems with their nervous system, become intellectually disabled, or suffer seizures or strokes.  Anyone can get meningococcal disease, but it is most common in infants less than one year of age and in people with certain medical conditions. 

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. 

Meningococcal vaccine can prevent four types of meningococcal disease; these include two of the three most common in the United States. Meningococcal vaccine cannot prevent all types of the disease, but it does help to protect many people who might become sick if they do not get the vaccine.

A vaccine, like any medicine, is capable of causing serious problems, such as severe allergic reactions. The risk of the meningococcal vaccine causing serious harm, or death, is extremely small. Getting a meningococcal vaccine is much safer than getting the disease.

More information can be obtained from the Vaccine Information Statement available at: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/default.htm. Students and their parents should discuss the risks and benefits of vaccination with their health care providers.

Tuberculosis Disease Information

Tuberculosis is caused by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attacks the lungs, but can attack any part of the body. Not everyone infected with the bacteria becomes sick.

Tuberculosis Risk Assessment
Please review the following questions. If you answer “YES” to any of the questions and/or have any of the symptoms listed in question 7, you should consult with a medical provider as soon as possible since you may be at greater risk for contracting TB or in need of additional medical evaluation(s).

  1. Are you from or have you lived for two months or more in Asia, Africa, Central or South America or Eastern Europe?
  2. Have you been diagnosed with a chronic condition that may impair your immune system?
  3. Have you resided/worked/volunteered in a prison/hospital/nursing home/homeless shelter/long term treatment center?
  4. Have you ever had contact with a person known to have active tuberculosis?
  5. Have you ever used injection drugs?
  6. Have you ever had a positive (reactive) tuberculin skin test for tuberculosis?
  7. Do you currently have any of the following symptoms…? cough of greater than 3 weeks * night sweats * shortness of breath * loss of appetite * a productive cough * weight loss unexplained fatigue * weakness * unexplained fever * chest pain * chills * or are you coughing up blood?

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).