The University of Northern Colorado announced that it will require all students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19 before the start of the Fall 2021 semester, which begins August 23. The requirement is contingent upon one or more of the vaccines receiving full approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as adequate availability of the fully approved vaccines.
All Coloradans 12 and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, and all Coloradans 18 and older are eligible to receive the Moderna or Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines.
Because UNC’s Student Health Center (SHC) does not expect to receive additional first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine over the summer, we encourage eligible individuals to receive the vaccine as soon as possible through their health care provider, or one of the following vaccine providers:
- 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).
- The new clinic at the Weld County Clerk and Recorder building, 1250 H Street, Greeley, CO 80631,
is taking walk-in appointments. This clinic is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- The Ranch (5280 Arena Circle, Loveland) is open for walk-ins and drive-throughs with
no appointment necessary from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For questions
about the vaccine, please call 970-498-5500 or text 970-999-1770.
- Visit the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment to register for an appointment in Larimer County.
- The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment maintains a list of other vaccine providers across the state, including community vaccination sites, pharmacy locations and mobile vaccination clinics.
- 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.
What You Should Know
On the day of your appointment, eat and drink normally, wear your mask, bring your form, wear a short-sleeved shirt and show up on time.
If you’re receiving the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, you must return to the same location 21 – 28 days after your first dose to receive your second dose. Attempting to change or not showing up for your second dose disrupts the scheduling system for health care providers and could cause you difficulty in finding a second dose or cause your unused second dose to go to waste.