All new students are required to submit their immunization records to the Fort Lewis College Student Health Center prior to the first day of classes. Colorado State law requires you to submit an immunization record with evidence of two MMR vaccinations (measles, mumps, rubella). They must be received by the dates below:
Fall Term: September 16
Winter Term: January 27
Summer: Session One, Two, Three: May 8 and Session Four & Five: June 12
A $25 late fee and a "hold" on making any registration changes will be placed on your student account if you are not compliant.
Use the following information to assist you in obtaining and submitting records:
Release of Immunization Records (Please do not return this form to the Health Center!)
Certificate of Immunization for College Students (This form must be completed by a physician)
- Submit an official signed/stamped copy of your record. Have your doctor or school nurse complete the Release of Immunization Records & Certificate of Immunization forms found under the "Forms" tab or use the links above to access.
- We prefer that the immunization record be sent to the Student Health Center by scan/email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Other options include mailing to (Student Health Center, 1000 Rim Drive Durango, CO 81301) and faxing to (970-247-7621), by the above census date deadlines.
The Health Center will process your immunization record and respond with an email of receipt by the end of the business week.
Colorado State Law also requires that post secondary institutions provide information to all incoming freshmen living on campus about meningococcal disease (meningitis). Students must either provide proof of a meningococcal disease vaccination, or sign the below form stating that they are aware of the risks and have chosen not to get the vaccination.
Information Regarding Meningococcal Disease
Meningitis Information from the Center of Disease Control
Fort Lewis College is participating in a voluntary Tuberculosis Risk Screening Program, along with many other colleges and universities across the country, as we attempt to prevent outbreaks of tuberculosis, a significant public health concern. With many of our students traveling internationally, Fort Lewis will play a key role in early detection (through screening), prompt diagnosis and treatment for any student considered at-risk. This program is designed to protect not only the individual, but also the public, from an outbreak. Participation by our students is voluntary at this time.
The Fort Lewis College Health Center invites all students to review the Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire and present it to the Health Center. Our medical staff will review the responses, contact students at risk, and, in a confidential office visit, explain recommendations for evaluating that risk. Treatment, if needed, can also be obtained through the Health Center.