The omicron variant is causing the biggest spike of COVID-19 cases in the pandemic, and hospitalizations continue to tick up. The surge is pushing universities and colleges to require a third vaccine shot for the spring semester. They are:
- University of Colorado
- Colorado State University
- The University of Denver
- Regis University
- Colorado College
- CU Denver
- CU Colorado Springs
- Western Colorado University in Gunnison
- Fort Lewis College
Health experts say having all three doses of the vaccine dramatically decreases COVID-19 hospitalizations and major symptoms, even with the omicron variant. More than 80 percent of people hospitalized for COVID-19 are unvaccinated.
Each university has its own policy on exemptions and required testing.
This list will be updated as requirements are announced.
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