COVID-19 Vaccines & CU Anschutz

Updated Jan. 27, 2021

Phased distribution of vaccines for the SARS-CoV-2 virus is underway in Colorado, currently in Phase 1. Supply remains limited, and the university does not have doses at this time.

CU Anschutz planning efforts are detailed below, and current safety and screening protocols remain in place.

Vaccinating Colorado

There are many efforts underway across the State of Colorado to get vaccinations to those eligible, including a massive effort by UCHealth. 

You are encouraged to get your COVID-19 vaccine at your first opportunity to do so, whether through UCHealth, another hospital partner or a community provider. 

There is no cost for the vaccine, and you cannot be turned away based on medical insurance coverage status.

View the State of Colorado's Vaccine Plan



Vaccination Through UCHealth: My Health Connection

One way to obtain your COVID-19 vaccine may be through UCHealth. 

Make sure you have a My Health Connection account with UCHealth, or set up an account today, by clicking the gold button below. 

Access My Health Connection Account



This is an essential step to ensure you are set up with UCHealth for notification of vaccination options through their system. Do not create a new account if you have an existing account. 

Once you become eligible and vaccine doses are available through UCHealth, you will be notified via email to the address on your My Health Connection account. Be sure to act quickly upon notification to secure your vaccination appointments.

Visit the UCHealth COVID-19 Vaccine website or call their COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 720.462.2255.

Other providers have their own scheduling processes in place. Find information on how to access vaccines through other providers here.

Maintaining Health & Safety

The vaccination process will unfold over many months, and we must remain vigilant throughout this historic effort to keep ourselves and one another healthy.

It is essential that we observe basic public health guidance like physical distancing and mask wearing, and follow campus safety protocols until a vaccine is widely available and distributed to all Coloradans. 

Even once vaccinated, it is vital to follow current guidance – including mask wearing and avoiding close contact with others – 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.

Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions


CU Anschutz Working Groups

Our campus is working to ensure eligible employees and students are included in appropriate phases based on Colorado’s distribution plan, and to prepare our campus for the possibility of additional doses. We are working closely with our hospital partners, as well as CDPHE and Tri-County Health Department. 

When you are eligible for vaccination, you will be contacted by the university or one of the hospital partners.

The latest updates are below, and more information will be shared as plans evolve.

Vaccine Updates

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