Colorado law and State Health Department regulations require all students enrolled in colleges and universities to submit proof of immunization*. Students must submit the completed CERTIFICATE OF IMMUNIZATION FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS or STATEMENT OF EXEMPTION form to Student Affairs before registration.
A college student is defined by the State Board of Health as any student who is enrolled for one or more classes at a college or university and who is physically present at the institution. Students who are auditing classes are included, but students who are taking only correspondence or off-campus classes are not included.
If your proof of immunity is incomplete, contact the Student Health Center located on the first floor of Tomichi Hall or Public Health to obtain the necessary immunizations.
Western State Colorado University strongly recommends that students receive the meningitis vaccination. Students interested in getting the meningitis vaccine should contact the Student Health Center at 943-2707 to make an appointment. Students living in on-campus housing will be asked to read acknowledge information regarding the meningitis vaccine when completing their housing contract online before moving into their residence hall and all students are required to sign a waiver if they chose not to receive the vaccination. For more information about the meningitis and meningococcal infection, please follow this link ->> Meningitis and Meningococcal Infection
The State of requires that all students have proof of 2 MMR shots (measles, mumps, rubella) verified with a doctor's signature and strongly recommends that all students get a meningitis vaccination. Please contact Student Affairs at 970-943-2011 to get a waiver form or print the form below and send it to the Office of Student Affairs. You may call the Student Health Center at 970-943-2707 if you have questions regarding this vaccination.
*Beginning July 1, 1992, college students who were born since January 1, 1957, must have had two measles, two mumps, and two rubella doses (MMR). The first administered no earlier than 4 days before their first birthday, and the second at least thirty days after the first dose.
Immunization Form -> please print and sign. Please do NOT use a digital ID signature.
*PLEASE NOTE: The immunization form has 2 pages. You only need to fill out the Meningococcal Disease side if you have decided NOT to obtain the vaccination, in which case, please check the box and fill in the information requested. If you have the vaccination, please fill in the date it was received on the 1st page and ensure that you have at least read the Information Regarding Meningococcal Disease.