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COVID-19: News and Campus Updates

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COVID-19 Vaccinations Required for Students, Faculty and Staff

Consistent with several other institutions of higher education across Colorado, the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Reason for Policy

Vaccines are a proven and effective tool in combating the spread of communicable diseases and their administration saves countless lives annually. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is the university’s highest priority. A broadly vaccinated university community is key to providing a safe and healthy environment – ensuring UNC’s return to a full schedule of in-person courses and restoring activities and events that will allow students to enjoy experiential learning, campus life, and community engagement opportunities.  
 
COVID-19 vaccines have been proven to be highly effective at preventing moderate, severe, and critical illness, hospitalization, and death. The vaccines available to prevent COVID-19 infection are also being proven safe every day, as hundreds of millions of Americans have already received them.  

Who Can Get Vaccinated

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is approved for everyone 5 and over, and the Moderna and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines are authorized for everyone 18 and over. In Colorado, everyone ages 18 and over is eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster.

  • On Nov. 11, Governor Polis signed an executive order declaring Colorado as high risk for exposure or transmission of COVID-19, making every Coloradan who is 18 years of age and older and six months past their second dose of the Pfizer of Moderna vaccine, or two months past their Johnson and Johnson vaccine, eligible for a COVID-19 booster. 
  • On Nov. 2, 2021, the CDC released their recommendation that children 5 to 11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine.

Individuals can choose which vaccine they receive.

Where to Get Vaccinated

Clinics On Campus
Colorado's COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Clinic
  • Offering first, second and booster (for those who qualify) doses of Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson, pediatric doses of Pfizer and free flu shots.
  • No appointment is necessary and everyone is welcome, including visitors to campus and community members.
  • The mobile clinic is located south of Campus Commons, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., on the following dates:
      • Saturday, Dec. 4
      • Sunday, Dec. 5
      • Friday, Jan. 7
      • Saturday, Jan. 8
      • Sunday, Jan. 9
      • Monday, Jan. 10
UNC Booster Shot Clinics
  • Offering first, second and booster doses (for those who qualify) of Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson.
  • Registration for UNC's clinics is helpful, but not required.
  • Clinics are located in the University Center food court area, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the following dates:
Other Vaccine Providers

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The Weld County Health Department maintains an extensive list of vaccine providers in Weld County, including several within walking distance of campus or available by taking the Greeley Evans Transit (GET).

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment maintains a list of other vaccine providers across the stateincluding community vaccination sites, pharmacy locations and mobile vaccination clinics.  

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Visit vaccinefinder.org to search by zip code for clinics and pharmacies across the U.S. offering COVID-19 vaccinations. Appointments are required at most locations.