Medical & Religious Exemptions to COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Students and new employees may request exemptions to the vaccination requirement, per the CU Anschutz COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Religious exemptions are not available for students. Please note that your exemption request will be reviewed, and you will be contacted by a campus representative to validate that request; until it is validated, you are not cleared to be on campus. 

If you filed for and were granted an exemption to the CU Anschutz vaccine requirement, you do not need to submit another exemption request for the booster. If you completed your initial vaccine and have concerns about receiving a booster, contact

Unvaccinated individuals with approved exemptions on file must take part in the mandatory weekly COVID-19 testing program.

Medical Exemptions

Medical exemptions require the signature of a licensed medical provider, so please plan accordingly. Students and employees may download the medical exemption forms using the links below.

Approval for medical exemption from vaccination is only approved for individuals with an absolute contraindication to vaccination per CDC guidance. Currently, the only absolute contraindications to COVID-19 vaccination are i) severe immediate allergic reaction to a previous dose or to a component of the COVID-19 vaccine, ii) immediate reaction of any severity to a previous dose or known (diagnosed) allergy to a component of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Students who are filing an exemption request must submit the exemption form to their school or program, and submit an exemption request using the vaccine verification system. Students can then forward their confirmation email to their school or program.

Employees must submit their provider-signed medical exemption form through the vaccination verification system. Please have your signed form ready to upload in JPG or PDF format as you complete the vaccine verification process.

Student Medical Exemption Form

Non-Student Medical Exemption Form

Religious Exemptions

Religious exemptions require employees to attest to their exemption based on religious beliefs. Religious exemptions are not available for students, per CU Anschutz COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

Employees may claim a religious exemption within the vaccination verification system. There is no form necessary for employee religious exemptions; you may simply select this option as you complete the vaccine verification process.