COVID-19 Vaccines & CU Anschutz

Updated August 30, 2021

Vaccine Requirements & Policy

All CU Anschutz students, employees, badged affiliates and POIs are required to be fully vaccinated by September 1, 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 and affiliates who have had a single dose of a two-dose vaccine, or are not yet 14 days beyond their final vaccine dose, can indicate that they are in the process of becoming fully vaccinated within the verification system. They must re-submit their form when fully vaccinated.  Students should work directly with their school or program.

Unvaccinated individuals are required to follow alternative procedures on campus, which include completing the daily health questionnaire, wearing masks and distancing and complying with mandatory weekly COVID-19 testing.

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

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

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 the Occupational Health Clinic in the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center Mondays, Tuesday or Thursdays, 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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