Flu Vaccine Recommendation

Protecting the health and safety of our campus community is first and foremost on our minds at the University of Denver. Influenza is a serious disease that can be prevented through vaccination. Even healthy people can get the flu and it can be very serious. This year and every year, get vaccinated against the flu. It could save a life.

As a recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control, the University of Denver recommends all students, faculty, and staff who live, work, and/or attend classes on campus to get an annual influenza vaccination because influenza and COVID-19 illness can cause similar symptoms, occur simultaneously, and pose serious health risks to members of our community. 

Come Get Your Flu Shot!

Seasonal influenza vaccinations are typically available mid-August through April each year.

DU offers influenza vaccines of no-cost to all students — visit us and help fight the flu! No appointment necessary. Walk-up clinics are available on campus. Dates, locations, and times of on-campus clinics are listed on CrimsonConnect.

As always, students, faculty, and staff may obtain their influenza vaccination through their own healthcare provider if they prefer. All Affordable Care Act–compliant medical insurance plans, including DU’s employee health plans, cover influenza vaccination at no cost to the individual.

DU faculty or staff members with additional questions should contact their HR Partner. Students with additional questions should reach out to the DU Health & Counseling Center for assistance at 303-871-2205 or info@hcc.du.edu.

  • Options for Cigna Members

    Information also provided on Human Resources & Inclusive Community Benefits.

    Cigna members may receive the flu vaccine at in-network retail pharmacy locations for no additional cost ($0 co-pay). Flu shots are covered at 100% as preventive care from an in-network provider or pharmacy. Participating pharmacies include CVS, Rite Aid, Walmart, Walgreens, Safeway, King Soopers (Kroger), Costco, and Sam’s Club. Please view the flyers below for a list of participating providers.

    To have the vaccine billed through a Cigna medical plan, present your Cigna medical/pharmacy ID card to the pharmacy at the time of receiving the vaccine.

    Your pharmacist may need to use the following BIN and PCN numbers to submit your claim:

    • Change Healthcare (previously Emdeon)
      BIN: 004766
      PCN: COM62308
    • OmniSYS
      BIN: 004303

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.