MMR Vaccine Requirements

The University of Denver is committed to ensuring the health and safety of the entire community. The University of Denver Health and Counseling Center (HCC) is responsible for ensuring student compliance with both state and university vaccination requirements. 

State of Colorado and University of Denver Measles-Mumps-Rubella Immunization Requirements

Colorado State Law and University of Denver policy require all students to receive two doses of vaccine against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) prior to registration. 

In accordance with Colorado Revised Statute 25-4-902.5, all incoming college students must submit proof of two (2) measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccinations before attending classes. The first immunization must have been given after your first birthday, and the second immunization at least 28 days after the first vaccination. The State of Colorado requires that we obtain the day, month, and year of both the first and second MMR vaccinations.

Colorado Revised Statutes §25-4-901 to 909

Immunization record information must be submitted to the DU Health & Counseling Center by your program's registration date. Students will NOT be able to register for fall term classes without providing this information.

Submitting Proof of MMR Vaccination

Your physician will need to enter the dates of your vaccinations, and sign the Certificate of Immunization.

In place of the Certificate of Immunization, you may submit:

  • A copy of your original immunization records
  • An immunization record from another school, provided it is on official letterhead from the school
  • Laboratory evidence demonstrating immunity with numerical values, otherwise known as an MMR titer.

To upload your vaccination record, complete the following steps:

  1. Log into the MyHealth portal.
  2. Select MEDICAL CLEARANCES on the left side bar.
  3. Click UPDATE next to Immunization Record.
  4. Click UPLOAD.
  5. Attach and upload your file(s).
  6. Click UPDATE next to Measles, Mumps, Rubella.
  7. Enter the date you received your vaccination.
  8. Select the matching vaccination type from the drop down menu.
  9. Click DONE.
  10. Repeat steps 6–9 until you have provided dates for each type.

If you are unable to upload, you may email your records to info@hcc.du.edu or fax them to 303-871-4242. Please include your DU ID number, first and last name with all communications.

After the Health & Counseling Center has reviewed your record, you will receive a confirmation message in MyHealth.

For help obtaining immunization or submitting your vaccination records, contact the HCC at 303-871-2205 or info@hcc.du.edu.

Exemptions to the MMR Vaccination Requirement


Medical Exemptions

Medical exemptions must be requested by submitting a letter or statement signed by your healthcare provider indicating the clinically supported reason(s) you should not receive the MMR vaccine. This letter must include the time period for which the exemption is valid. 


Non-medical Exemptions

There are two options for filing a non-medical exemption.

  1. Download the "Certificate of Non-medical Exemption" from the CDPHE Vaccine Exemption page. The document can be completed by the student (or parent if under 18 years of age) and must be signed by their immunizing health care provider.
  2. Review the "Online Immunization Education Module" from the CDPHE Vaccine Exemption page. Once viewing is completed, the student (or parent if under 18 years of age) can fill out a Certificate of Non-medical Exemption. This certificate will populate the name, date and time that this process was completed and does not require a signature from an immunizing health care provider.


Submitting Your Exemption Request

Follow these steps to submit an exemption request:

  1. Log into the MyHealth portal.
  2. Select MEDICAL CLEARANCES on the left side bar.
  3. Click UPDATE next to Immunization Record.
  4. Select UPLOAD.
  5. Attach and upload your request document.

If you are unable to upload, you may email your document to info@hcc.du.edu or fax it to 303-871-4242. Please include your DU ID number, first and last name with all communications.

After the Health & Counseling Center has reviewed your request for exemption, you will receive notification in MyHealth. For questions about accessing MyHealth or for help uploading, contact info@hcc.du.edu.

Outbreak Policy

In the event of an measles, mumps, or rubella outbreak on campus, students for whom a vaccination exemption has been submitted will be withdrawn from classes by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) until the outbreak is contained (likely six to eight weeks). Students who are exempt from vaccination requirements will not be entitled to a refund or tuition credit for any missed time.

Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS)

The University of Denver Health & Counseling Center participates in the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS). Immunizations given at the DU HCC will be entered into CIIS. Other information such as past immunization records provided to the DU HCC, gender, and the office where each shot is given will be included in the registry to be sure that your record is accurate and cannot be confused with another patient's. Your address will also be included in the system to allow your health care provider to send you a card to remind you are due for an immunization. All information entered into CIIS is secure and confidential.

Under Colorado State Law, you can exclude your immunization information from participation. If you would like to opt out, please complete the form on the CIIS opt-out procedures page and provide a copy to CIIS as directed on the form.