Make your flu shot appointment today!Now is a great time to get your flu shot to protect yourselves and others from the flu.
CSU students can get their flu shot on campus at CSU Health Network Immunizations Department. Walk-ins not available; same-day appointments typically available.
To make your appointment, call (970) 491-7121.
Appointments Required for Immunizations ServicesImmunizations Department services are provided by appointment only; we will not be providing any services on a walk-in basis. Please call (970) 491-7121 to schedule an appointment with the Immunizations Department.
The Immunizations Department administers immunizations required for admission, as well as those recommended for maintaining good health and for international travel. Located on the 2nd floor of the CSU Health and Medical Center, the Immunizations staff works closely with medical providers, campus partners, and the Larimer County Health Department to keep students and the CSU campus healthy and safe.
The following services are offered:
- Immunizations required for admission
- Immunizations recommended for maintaining good health, including flu vaccine
- Immunizations required or recommended for international travel (see Travel Medicine page for more information)
- Tuberculosis (TB) skin testing (available every day except Thursday) and TB blood testing Monday through Friday
- Information and handouts for all immunizations
- Information about registration holds and releases for required immunizations
- Please contact the Medical Records Department for questions about obtaining a copy of your immunization records
Immunizations are given to CSU students by appointment only. Walk-in services currently are not available. Call (970) 491-7121 to make an appointment.
New Student Immunization Requirements
All incoming students are required to submit documented proof of specific vaccinations or laboratory evidence of immunity:
- Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine: Colorado law requires every student to submit proof of two (2) valid vaccinations for measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) given no earlier than 4 days before the student’s first birthday. There must be at least 28 calendar days between the two vaccinations.
- Meningococcal (ACWY) Vaccine: Colorado law requires all students living on campus in a residence hall to either submit proof of meningitis vaccine given within the last five years, or to sign the Meningococcal waiver form. Currently, Meningitis A, C, Y, W-135 is required, not Meningitis B.
To learn more about this requirement, deadlines for submission, and how to submit your records, visit the Immunizations section of the New Student Checklist page.
New students can obtain these required immunizations at the CSU Health Network Immunizations Department. Call (970) 491-7121 to make an appointment.
- Meningococcal (ACWY) Vaccine:
- If students do not wish to receive the Meningococcal (ACWY) vaccine for medical or nonmedical reasons, they must read and sign the Meningococcal Disease Information form in the CSU Student Health Portal. Students must call CSU Health Network at 970-491-7121 and request that this form be added to their student health record for review and submission.
- Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine:
- You have the legal right to sign an exemption from the MMR vaccination requirement for medical and nonmedical reasons. If you do so, you may be subject to quarantine and excluded from campus in the case of an outbreak.
- For students who wish to complete a medical exemption from the MMR vaccination requirement, please follow the guidance from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment found here. Once you’ve obtained a completed certificate of medical exemption, please follow instructions below under “How to submit your exemption in the CSU Student Health Portal” to submit your certificate.
- If you wish to file a nonmedical exemption from the MMR vaccination requirement, you have two options:
- Option 1: Complete the Online Immunization Education Module. This module will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and is available 24/7. At the end of the module, you will need to download a certificate of nonmedical exemption and then follow the steps below to upload the certificate to the CSU Student Health Portal.
- Option 2: Complete the “Certificate of Nonmedical Exemption”. This should be completed by the student (if over 18) and signed by their immunizing health care provider (not a CSU Health Network provider). Once signed, follow the steps below to upload this document to the CSU Student Health Portal.
- How to submit your exemption in the CSU Student Health Portal
- Log in to the CSU Student Health Portal with your CSU NetID (formally eName) and password.
- Click on “Document Upload” in the navigation menu.
- Click on “MMR Exemption” under Document Type.
- Upload the scanned copy or photo of your Certificate of Nonmedical Exemption by clicking the “Select File” button and select your certificate. Your file should not exceed 3MB. Click the “Save” button when finished.
- Please allow 2-3 weeks to process your records. After your records are processed, you will receive an email indicating that you have met the immunizations requirement, or requesting that you submit additional information in order to meet the requirement.
Other Recommended Immunizations
Visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website for more information about other recommended vaccines.
All incoming students are required to complete the online Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire. This involves answering questions related to your risk for TB infection. Enrolled students can access the online questionnaire through their Student Health Portal. After logging in, click on the “pending forms” on the landing page or “My Forms” in the top navigation.
If a student answers “Yes” to any of the screening questions, a TB skin test or TB blood test will be recommended. (Students with a history of BCG vaccination should have a TB blood test instead of a TB skin test.). These tests are typically a covered benefit under most health insurance plans including the CSU-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan. This means that your health insurance will most likely pay the full cost for you to get this test and there will be no out-of-pocket cost to you. Since benefits can vary among insurance plans, it is always good idea to check with your health insurance plan in advance and confirm your coverage for these tests.
Immunizations for International Travel
Other vaccinations, including those recommended or required for travel, are available. For details and information about travel health services, visit the CSU Health Network Travel Medicine page or call (970) 491-7121.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Meet the Staff – Immunizations
- New Student Checklist
- Location, Hours and Parking
- Allergy and Asthma Care
- Travel Medicine
- Primary Care
- Eligibility, Fees and Services Charges
Colorado Immunization Information System
The CSU Health Network is choosing to participate in the Colorado Immunization Information System. You may choose to exclude your information from CIIS at any time. Please see your healthcare provider for more information or click here.