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 15
Winter Term: January 31
Summer: May 10, June 15, July 20
A $25 late fee and a "hold" on making any registration changes will be placed on your student account if you are not compliant.
The form below can be filled out and given to a school nurse or doctor's office to release immunization records to the Health Center.
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)
Use the following check list to assist you in obtaining and submitting records:
- Have your doctor or school nurse complete the attached immunization record or submit an official signed/stamped copy of your record.
- Submit the immunization record to the Student Health Center by fax (970-247-7621), mail (170 Miller Student Services 1000 Rim Drive Durango, CO 81301) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by deadlines noted.
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.