Under federal law, employers and universities cannot legally mandate COVID vaccines because they are unlicensed Emergency Use Authorization products that are, by definition, experimental.
In Colorado, there are two ways to submit a nonmedical exemption. Be sure to check with your student’s school, child care, or college/university to find out if they need a printed copy of the Certificate of nonmedical exemption. If you submit to CIIS, the school can access the exemption information in CIIS, but cannot access the completed Certificate of nonmedical exemption.
- Submit the Certificate of nonmedical exemption WITH a signature from an immunizing provider in Colorado who is a medical doctor, doctor of osteopathic medicine, advanced practice nurse, delegated physician’s assistant, registered nurse, or pharmacist OR
- Submit the Certificate of nonmedical exemption received upon the completion of CDPHE’s Online Immunization Education Module.
- Per Colorado Revised Statutes 25-4-2403, immunizing providers who sign the Certificate of Nonmedical Exemption must submit nonmedical exemption data to CIIS
- Parents of students in preschool or child care must submit nonmedical exemptions at 2, 4, 6, 12 and 18 months of age. These exemptions expire when the next vaccines are due or when the child enrolls in kindergarten.
- Parents of students in grades K-12 claiming a nonmedical exemption must submit one annually. Nonmedical exemptions expire June 30th each year. If you submit a Certificate of nonmedical exemption on or before June 30th, it will not be valid for the upcoming school year unless you submit the exemption during early registration.
- Students in college/university claiming a nonmedical exemption must submit a Certificate of Nonmedical Exemption upon enrollment.
- In order to successfully move through this Online Module and obtain the Certificate, you must review the “Technical Guidance and Troubleshooting Document”
- They do not recommend using a mobile device to complete the course and form.
- The Online Immunization Education Module is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. It can take approximately 20 minutes to complete.
- At the completion of the module, you will be able to complete an electronic form to obtain a Certificate of Nonmedical Exemption. You can complete this form for more than one child without having to retake the course.
- IMPORTANT: Certificates of Nonmedical Exemption expire each year on June 30th. If you submit a Certificate of Nonmedical Exemption on or before June 30th, it will not be valid for the upcoming school year unless you submit the Certificate during early registration.
If you are being required to vaccinate for employment, you can use the Employment Exemption form found on the Now Exempt page.
Church of a Higher Power’s General Exemption Statement:
It is my strong religious belief that I shall not, without consent, add nor subtract anything to or from my body. Forcing this would directly violate the Free Excercise Clause and would strip me of my fundamental right to Religious Liberty.