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All Auraria students are required to comply with the Auraria Campus Immunization policy. This includes students who are active military duty and studying abroad. For questions or additional information call 303-556-2525.

Students born after January 1, 1957 must provide documented proof that they have received two rubeola (measles), one rubella (German measles) and two mumps vaccinations OR two combination MMR (measles, mumps and rubella.)*

Students born before January 1, 1957 are exempt from the MMR requirement since it is assumed that they have been exposed to the disease. However, students born before January 1, 1957 must complete section one of the Auraria Immunization Compliance form (entitled “personal data” section) and submit the compliance form to the Auraria Immunization Office in order to be considered compliant with State law.   

It is highly recommended that the Immunization Compliance Form be completed prior a student's first attendance on the Auraria campus. If the Auraria Immunization Office does not have a compliance form on file by October 1 for new Fall or Summer enrollees (or March 1 for new Spring enrollees), an immunization HOLD will be placed on the students' account preventing future registrations.

*Individuals who cannot find their shot records and know that they were fully vaccinated or had all three diseases have the option to provide written evidence of positive laboratory tests (known as a blood titer test for immunity). Test results must reflect positive immunity to measles, mumps and rubella. If results prove less than positive you must provide evidence of re-vaccination.  The Health Center at Auraria provides the MMR vaccine and blood titer testing at reduced fees.  Please call the Health Center at 303-556-2525 for current pricing.


Immunization Office hours

Medical, Religious and personal exemptions are allowed by law.  Students who submit exemptions are subject to the prevailing regulations governing quarantines in case of outbreaks and university policies related forfeiture of tuition and fees.


Please click on the link below to obtain the required forms:

Auraria Immunization Compliance Form (PDF 478 KB)

  1. Copy of Medical records from a physician which outlines your immunization history. This information is kept by a family physician, pediatrician or State/County immunization clinics where you received health care.
  2. Proof of Personal History of measles, mumps and rubella which can clinically be determined through a blood titer test which assesses immunity. If you believe you had each of these diseases or vaccinations, your physician can order blood tests known as blood titers. Only a positive result for all three (3)diseases (measles, mumps and rubella) will be accepted as proof of immunity. Consult your physician or a medical representative from the Auraria Immunization clinic for further guidance.
  3. Official International "Yellow" Certificate of Immunization: This document is provided by travel clinics, State and County immunization clinics and often carried by Military members from the Department of Defense. This certificate is yellow and may include information such as blood type and allergies. This is often required to enter foreign countries.
  4. Official signed copy of High School Immunization Record: Any student who has attended elementary or secondary education in the state of Colorado is required to provide the public school system with evidence of childhood immunizations. Historically, vaccine records were kept on cards and maintained by a school medical official. More recently, some schools have transcribed immunization records into a school data base and are reported with a student's academic records. An individual may request a copy of their official transcript and immunization record from the high school they attended. Students who attended public school systems in other states are encouraged to inquire about personal records from the school they attended.
  5. Certificate of Immunization (PDF) signed by a physician, nurse or school authority. This form can be taken to a medical provider or agency that has documented records of your immunization history. They will transfer your immunization records to this form. There is no need to print this PDF form if you select to submit your proof of immunization using one of the other options listed above. This form is also used for exemption purposes.

Submission of Immunization Records & Required Documents

  1. Please make a copy of all submitted documents for your personal records so that you have a copy in the event that your paperwork does not reach the Immunization Office. 

  2. Once you have completed the required forms and have proof of your immunization records, you can submit these records by mailing them to: Auraria Immunization Office, Campus Box 15, PO Box 173362, Denver, CO 80217-3362 OR you can hand-deliver them to the Auraria Immunization Office located in the Plaza Building, Suite 149. You can also fax them to 303-556-5341 and include your full name, student ID number and phone nmumber on a separate cover page. 

  3. After office hours, you may drop off your immunization records and the required forms in the gray immunization drop boxes outside of the Health Center at Auraria, located in the Plaza Building, Suite 149.  Documents must be in a sealed envelope.

  4. Do NOT deliver records under either of the location's doors.  Once your documentation is received and the Immunization Office determines you have met all immunization requirements, you will not need to provide this information in future semesters.

Many adolescents and adults are under-immunized, missing opportunities to protect themselves against diseases such as Measles, Hepatitis B, influenza, and pneumococcal disease. The Auraria Immunization Office works closely with public health agencies and the three campus entities to improve and sustain immunization coverage so that the campus community can be protected.

Although documentation of MMR is the only immunization requirement to attend college, it is requested that you provide dates of additional immunizations with the proof of immunization that you file.

You may not have protection against diseases that are now preventable through Tetanus Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap), Polio (IPV), Meningitis, Varicella (Chickenpox) and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) (Gardasil vaccine against cervical cancer), so please click on the links below to read the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for adult immunizations.

Adult Immunizations Schedule 

Adult Immunization Information- Considerations of Risk (PDF 63 KB)

Students can obtain immunizations from their community medical provider or from the Health Center at Auraria's Immunization Office. Community prices for MMR vaccine and blood titer tests for immunity may vary widely from one office to the next.

The Health Center at Auraria has established special pricing in an effort to control costs to students needing immunization services. Please call the Health Center at 303-556-2525 for current pricing.

Public Health Information

 

PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION:

STUDENTS - IN ADDITION TO COMPLETING THE REQUIRED AURARIA IMMUNIZATION FORM, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION FOR YOUR PERSONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY SO THAT YOU ARE WELL INFORMED ABOUT BOTH MENINGCOCCAL DISEASE AND TUBERCULOSIS.

 

◆ Meningococcal disease is a serious disease, caused by a bacteria.

◆ Meningococcal disease is a contagious, but a largely preventable, infection of the spinal cord fluid and the fluid that surrounds the brain. Meningococcal disease can also cause blood      infections.

◆ About 2,600 people get meningococcal disease each year in the United States; 10 to 15 percent of these people die, in spite of treatment with antibiotics. Of those who live, another 10 percent lose their arms or legs, become deaf, have problems with their nervous system, become mentally retarded, or suffer seizures or strokes.

◆ Anyone can get meningococcal disease, but it is most common in infants less than one year of age and in people with certain medical conditions. Scientific evidence suggests that college students living in dormitory facilities are at a modestly increased risk of contracting meningococcal disease.

◆ Immunization against meningococcal disease decreases the risk of contracting the disease. Meningococcal vaccine can prevent four types of meningococcal disease; these include two of the three most common in the United States. Meningococcal vaccine cannot prevent all types of the disease, but it does help to protect many people who might become sick if they do not get the vaccine.

◆ A vaccine, like any medicine, is capable of causing serious problems, such as severe allergic reactions. The risk of the meningococcal vaccine causing serious harm, or death, is extremely small. Getting a meningococcal vaccine is much safer than getting the disease.

◆ More information can be obtained from the Vaccine Information Statement available atwww.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/default.htm. Students and their parents should discuss the risks and benefits of vaccination with their health care providers.

◆ For a list of public health departments/agencies in Colorado, go tohttps://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/find-your-local-public-health-agency  

 For more immunization information www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/default.htm

Students: Please answer the following questions. If you answer “YES” to any of the questions and/or have any of the symptoms listed in question #7, you should consult with a medical provider as soon as possible since you may be at greater risk for contracting TB or in need of additional medical evaluation(s). 

1. Are you from or have you lived for two months or more in Asia, Africa, Central or South America or Eastern Europe?

2. Have you been diagnosed with a chronic condition that may impair your immune system?

3. Have you resided/worked/volunteered in a prison/hospital/nursing home/homeless shelter/long term treatment center?

4. Have you ever had contact with a person known to have active tuberculosis?

5. Have you ever used injection drugs?

6. Have you ever had a positive (reactive) tuberculin skin test for tuberculosis?

7. Do you currently have any of the following symptoms …

cough of greater than 3 weeks * night sweats * shortness of breath * loss of appetite * a productive cough weight loss * unexplained fatigue * weakness * unexplained fever * chest pain * chills *  or are you coughing up blood?

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