Vaccinations for CSU faculty, staff and students

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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

CSU will require COVID-19 vaccines for all students, faculty and staff for the Fall 2021 semester, conditioned upon full approval of one or more vaccines by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The information on this page will be updated when the official CSU COVID-19 vaccine policy is in place.

Vaccine appointments available at Moby Arena

Larimer County is hosting on-campus vaccine clinics at Moby Arena on August 4, 19 and 20. Make your appointment today.

For Employees (faculty and staff): 

  • CSU Human Resources will manage the COVID vaccine records collection and exemption process for faculty and staff. More information about this process will be shared on this page when available. 

For Students (incoming and continuing): 

  • International students currently located outside of the U.S. should consult your family members and doctor before leaving your home country in order to obtain your immunization records. CSU will accept all COVID-19 vaccines approved for use by the World Health Organization. Your immunization record must be translated into English.
  • Exemptions will be available when the official CSU policy is in place after full approval of one or more vaccines by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
  • If you do not have access to a COVID-19 vaccine over the summer, there will be on-campus vaccine clinics in August. More information will be available when those clinics are scheduled. 
  • Graduate assistants (GTAs, GRAs, and GSAs) are students first, and can voluntarily submit their COVID vaccine records to CSU Health Network.

Continuing Students: submit your records

Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students who have completed at least one semester at CSU can voluntarily submit your COVID-19 vaccine record by following these steps:

  1. Make sure you have your COVID-19 vaccine record in a digital format, such as a scanned copy or photo. Hard copy paper records will not be accepted. The record must contain student name and student date of birth. Please include CSU student ID number, if possible.
  2. Log in to the CSU Student Health Portal with your CSU eName and password.
  3. Select “My Forms” in the navigation menu.
  4. Select “COVID-19 Vaccine Record” under Form Name.
  5. Select the type of vaccine you received in the drop-down menu. Enter the date(s) of your COVID vaccine dose(s).
  6. Use the “Select File” button to upload a scanned copy or photo of your COVID-19 vaccination card. You may upload more than one file, if needed, by using the “Select File” button again. Each file should not exceed 3MB.
  7. Enter your electronic signature and select Submit. This information will be stored in your protected electronic health record.

Incoming Students: submit your records

First-year students, new transfer students, and new graduate students can voluntarily submit your COVID-19 vaccine record when completing the other new student immunization requirements by following these steps:

  1. Make sure you have your official immunization record in a digital format, such as a scanned copy or photo. Hard copy paper records will not be accepted. The record must contain student name and student date of birth. Please include CSU student ID number, if possible. If you do not have official documentation, consider having your health care provider complete the one-page Colorado State University New Student Immunizations Form.
  2. Log in to the CSU Student Health Portal with your CSU eName and password.
  3. Select “My Forms” in the navigation menu.
  4. Select “Immunization Requirement” under Form Name.
  5. Refer to your official immunization record and enter the dates of your Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine doses. Also enter the date of your meningococcal (ACWY) and Tdap vaccinations, if applicable.
  6. In the “COVID-19 Vaccine” section of the form, select the type of vaccine you received in the drop-down menu, if applicable. Enter the date(s) of your COVID vaccine dose(s).
  7. Upload the scanned copy or photo of your official immunization record. Using the “Select File” button, select your digital immunization record. You may upload more than one file, such as a photo of your COVID-19 vaccination card, by using the “Select File” button in the section pertaining to the type of vaccine record you are uploading. Each file should not exceed 3MB.
  8. Enter your electronic signature and select Submit. This information will be stored in your protected electronic health record.

Note: If you are an incoming student and have already submitted your new student Immunizations Requirement online form without your COVID-19 vaccine information, you should select “Document Upload” in the main menu of the Student Health Portal. Select “COVID-19 vaccine record” in the drop-down menu, and upload a photo or scanned copy of your COVID-19 vaccination card.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why are COVID-19 vaccines mandated for employees and students?

  • The CSU System announced on April 28 that it would require COVID-19 vaccines for employees or students for the Fall 2021 semester, conditioned upon full approval of one or more vaccines by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
  • This action is in accord with our belief that the science around COVID-19 and the vaccines is clear and compelling, and it is in line with other typical, existing vaccine requirements for students on our campuses. We believe it is also in keeping with the best guidance received from federal, state, and local public health authorities and supports our goal of returning to in-person learning as soon as possible – and to the fullest extent possible – under public health guidelines.

Why get a COVID vaccine?

  • Data show COVID-19 vaccines are extremely effective in protecting fully vaccinated people from catching and spreading the virus, including variants.
  • Millions of people have received a COVID-19 vaccine, including thousands of CSU students and employees, under the most intense safety monitoring in U.S. history.
  • Those who are not vaccinated may be required to take public health precautions.
  • If you are not fully vaccinated and get exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 case, you will be required to quarantine. This could result in you missing class, work and social events, and may require you to temporarily relocate to another residence.

Where can students, faculty and staff get a vaccine?

  • Vaccines are widely available throughout the United States. You can get a vaccine through a county vaccine site, healthcare system, your primary care provider, local pharmacy or other vaccine provider. CSU is not a primary source of vaccines for students, faculty and staff. Check the “Resources and more information” section of this webpage for links to find a vaccine provider. 
  • In Northern Colorado, Larimer County Department of Public Health continues to host regular vaccine clinics throughout the community.  
  • Students and employees do not need to be a Larimer County resident to get a vaccine from a county clinic.
  • Larimer County is coordinating transportation to vaccination appointments. If you need transportation, fill out the online COVID Vaccine Transportation Request form at least 24 hours in advance. Transportation may not be free.

Who will know if I have been vaccinated?

  • Your vaccine information, including whether or not you have received the vaccine, will remain private and will be shared on a need-to-know basis only.

Can someone ask me if I have been vaccinated?

  • Supervisors, colleagues, Housing employees, instructors, etc., should not ask students and employees about their vaccine status.

Once I am vaccinated, do I need to continue with regular saliva screening and other public health precautions?

  • If you have received your vaccine and have proof of vaccination, you may stop submitting saliva screening samples two weeks after you complete the vaccine requirements (two shots for most vaccine brands).
  • Faculty, staff and students who receive the vaccine are required to continue to comply with all public health guidelines, including masking and physical distancing, unless otherwise directed by the Pandemic Preparedness Team.

Will I be required to share any personal information during the vaccination process?

  • Like other routine vaccinations, you will need to share some personal information with your vaccine provider when you get a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • This information will only be used for public health purposes. It may include your name, date of birth and contact information.
  • Sharing your identity and some of your medical history ensures that the vaccine is administered safely, effectively and responsibly.
  • Vaccines are available for all adults, even if you do not have medical insurance or citizenship documents.

How much does the COVID-19 vaccine cost?

  • Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is free at any location, even if you do not have medical insurance or citizenship documents.
  • While your vaccine provider may ask for your health insurance information, there will not be an out-of-pocket cost to you.

Resources and more information

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colorado Department of Public Health

Larimer County Department of Public Health

Department of Defense

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