COVID-19 Vaccines & CU Anschutz

Updated July 28, 2021

Vaccine Requirements & Policy

All CU Anschutz students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated by the fall semester. Students must be fully vaccinated prior to beginning fall programs. Everyone on campus must be fully vaccinated by September 1, 2021, per the CU Anschutz COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

Read COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Complete Employee Vaccine Verification

Students with in-person coursework this summer must be fully vaccinated before beginning on-campus activity. Your school, college or program will work with you to collect proof of vaccination or exemption.

You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Employees must be 14 or more days past their final dose to complete the verification process. The total timeframe for becoming fully vaccinated may be as long as 6 weeks, so please plan accordingly.

Please note that the University of Colorado is requiring vaccination for students, faculty and staff on all four CU campuses before the start of the fall semester 2021. Read more about the CU requirement, and find FAQs, here.

Medical & Religious Exemptions to COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Students and employees may request medical or religious exemptions to the vaccination requirement, per the CU Anschutz COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

Students should submit medical and/or religious exemption forms to their programs before beginning the fall 2021 semester.

Employees must submit medical exemption forms, and/or attest to religious exemptions, using the vaccine verification system.

Learn More & Download Exemption Forms

Optional Campus Vaccination Sticker Program

Would you like a "COVID VAX 2021" sticker for your CU Anschutz badge?

Stop by Hensel Phelps Auditorium weekdays, show your vaccine verification, and get your sticker today. Full hours and details here.

How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine

All Coloradans age 12 and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine. You can schedule vaccine appointments at many locations including our hospital partners and community providers, and even walk up or drive up for vaccination at some sites. Learn more using the links below:

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

Do Your Part

As the vaccination process continues to unfold, 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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