Updated January 13, 2022

Vaccine Requirements & Policy

Per CU Anschutz COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all CU Anschutz students, employees, badged affiliates and POIs were required to be fully vaccinated by September 1, 2021. Exemptions are available, and more information is here. Unvaccinated individuals are required to follow alternative procedures on campus.

COVID-19 booster shots are required for all students, faculty, and staff beginning January 24.

  • Eligibility timing differs based on when you received your final dose of your initial vaccine. Follow CDC booster guidelines - currently 5 months after Moderna or Pfizer, and 2 months after Johnson & Johnson. Those who received other World Health Organization-approved vaccines, or who participated in vaccine clinical trials, should check with their provider on booster eligibility.
  • If you are not yet eligible, you will be required to get the booster within one month of eligibility.
  • If you are ill with COVID-19, or if you have been treated with monoclonal antibodies and advised not to get a booster for a period of time, please note that a process is forthcoming for you to note your delayed eligibility.
  • If you have previously been ill with COVID-19 and recovered, you must comply with the booster requirement. The CDC does not recommend deferring vaccination or booster based on infection beyond the period of isolation or as symptoms are resolved.
  • If you previously filed for and were granted a permanent exemption to the CU Anschutz vaccine requirement, you do not need to submit another exemption request for the booster and no further action is required at this time. If you previously filed for and were granted a temporary medical exemption to the CU Anschutz vaccine requirement, you will need to submit verification that you received a booster once you are eligible to do so. Religious exemptions are not available for students, per CU Anschutz COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

The Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines are preferred for primary and booster vaccines; Johnson & Johnson may be considered where a contraindication exists to the use of mRNA vaccines.

How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine or Booster

All Coloradans age 5 and older are eligible to receive the vaccine. Boosters are available to Coloradans 12 and older. Details on booster doses are available here

You can schedule vaccine and booster appointments at many locations including our hospital partners and community providers. Learn more using the links below:

Need help finding a vaccine? Visit cocovidvaccine.org or call 1-877-CO-VAX-CO (1-877-268-2926).


With vaccination clinics at both UCHealth and Children’s Hospital Colorado, it is important to confirm your COVID-19 vaccination clinic location before arriving on campus.

Do Your Part

We must remain vigilant and continue taking the steps we know work.

On-campus safety protocols remain in place, even for those who have been vaccinated. 

Even once vaccinated, it is vital to follow current guidance to reduce your chance of exposure or spreading the virus to others. For the CU Anschutz community, this guidance includes self-reporting even after vaccination if you may have been exposed, test positive or develop COVID-19 symptoms.


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