UCCS IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW STUDENTS - FRESHMEN AND TRANSFER
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment requires any student who is enrolled for one or more classes, born January 1, 1957, or later, be immunized against Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (German Measles) (MMR), or provide documented proof of immunity. Individuals born before January 1, 1957 are presumed immune and are exempt from the immunization requirement.
In order to meet this State Health Dept requirement, these options are available to you:
- Provide proof of immunity consisting of an official Certificate of Immunization, signed by a physician, nurse, or school health authority, which documents two doses of MMR vaccine. To be counted as valid doses, the first dose of the vaccine must have been given no more than four days before the student's first birthday and the second dose must have been given at least 28 days after the first dose. Note: Documentation can be obtained from several sources: medical provider, former high school or college, military, or personal/family (certified) records. Fax records to: (719) 255-4446.
- Provide MMR titer (blood test) results proving immunity to Rubeola Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Measles). Note: The lab tests must be positive for all three diseases in order to meet the requirements.
NOTE: If students cannot verify their immunizations, they can be re-immunized or tested for immunity with an MMR titer blood test at the on-campus UCCS Wellness Center.
Personal, religious, and medical exemptions are allowable by law, but in the event of an outbreak, the State Health Dept may dismiss all students with an exemption from campus for the duration of the outbreak. For more information about how to claim an MMR exemption, visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website: Vaccine exemptions | Department of Public Health & Environment (colorado.gov).
The State Health Department also requires that each new student residing in On-Campus Housing be immunized with the Meningococcal ACW135Y vaccine.
In order to meet this State Health Dep requirement, two options are available to you:
- Provide proof of vaccination against Meningococcal ACW135Y disease. Note: Initial vaccination or a booster dose must have been given within the last 5 years.
- Sign a Meningococcal Waiver. This option is available for those individuals that have not been vaccinated within the past five years and have thoroughly read and understand the possible consequences of not being vaccinated.
These vaccinations are available for all students at the Wellness Center. Please call to schedule appointments at (719) 255-4444.
Submit immunization records to the Wellness Center Portal: uccs.medicatconnect.com