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Flu Shots, Updated COVID Boosters, COVID Protocols, Monkeypox

September 22, 2022

Campus Health Updates are shared with our students, faculty and staff as needed. Check your inbox to stay informed. You can also find information on health-related topics on the campus health resources website.

Schedule Your Flu Shot Today

With flu season upon us, now is the time to schedule your annual flu shot to help protect against seasonal influenza. 

September and October are the ideal time to get your flu shot. Several types of the flu vaccine are available, and vary based on your age.

Schedule your flu shot today through UCHealth My Health Connection or another healthcare provider, or find a flu vaccine near you

Flu shots are available in limited supply though CU Anschutz Campus Community Health by appointment only.

  • Call to schedule: 303-724-6242. 
  • Students, employees and household members age 3+ are eligible.
  • Most insurances and health plans are accepted

You can get a flu vaccine at the same time as a COVID-19 vaccine, if your provider offers this option. There is no need to space them apart.

Updated COVID-19 Boosters Available: Stay Up to Date

Staying up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations means getting the most recent booster recommended for you, in addition to the primary series. 

Updated COVID-19 boosters, or bivalent boosters, are now available to everyone age 12 and older. The updated boosters protect against the original COVID-19 strain, while also offering better protection against the omicron variant.

Get your updated booster today if it has been at least two months since your last booster or primary dose. Once you obtain an updated COVID-19 booster, please add your booster information to the CU Anschutz vaccine verification system using the new bivalent selections. 

COVID-19 boosters are available at area locations, including large community vaccination sites, pharmacies and healthcare providers. You can also schedule at UCHealth locations using My Health Connection

Also need your flu shot? You can get your annual influenza vaccine at the same time as your COVID-19 booster, if your provider offers this option. Ask about scheduling both in one visit.

Hear from our experts about the bivalent booster in the CU Anschutz newsroom.

Stay Informed: COVID Protocols & Resources

Ensure you are aware of current campus COVID-19 protocols and safety measures.

  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.
    • The CU Anschutz vaccine requirement remains in place, and boosters are highly recommended for eligible students and employees.
    • New employees and students must be fully vaccinated prior to their start date, or in process with their information submitted to our COVID-19 vaccine verification system prior to their start date
  • Take advantage of COVID-19 testing options to safeguard your health.
  • Self-report if you have symptoms, feel sick or test positive for COVID-19. Even if you think your symptoms may not be COVID-related, err on the side of caution.
    • Those who are symptomatic, presumptively positive or have tested positive for COVID-19 are not to return to on-campus activity until cleared to do so.
    • Those who are exposed to COVID-19 do not need to self-report, but should wear a mask around others for 10 days, monitor for symptoms and test 5 days after exposure, per recent CDC guidance. Quarantine is no longer required while asymptomatic.
  • Consider wearing a well-fitting mask and physical distancing when indoors, in crowded spaces or in the company of others who may prefer to take these precautions.
    • Masks are not currently required of those who are up to date with vaccinations ‒ except when in clinical environments or when required by a specific unit, program or school.
    • Anyone may choose to wear a mask. You are encouraged to do so at your discretion.
    • Individual units, programs and schools may require masking and additional protections should they so choose.
    • Note that some may be required to wear a mask after exposure or illness as part of their return to campus.
    • Campus visitors must follow the same mask protocols as students and employees.

Questions About Monkeypox?

With monkeypox cases in Colorado and around the country, CU Anschutz has created a monkeypox website where you can learn about signs and symptoms, how the virus is spread, and how to protect yourself.

If you think you could have been exposed to monkeypox, or if you experience symptoms or test positive, please contact our response team at 303-724-4663 or for confidential, one-on-one guidance from our medical and public health professionals.

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