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Immunizations

Immunizations are an important part of our children’s health care, and Colorado law requires that children going to school be vaccinated to prevent vaccine-preventable disease.

As a parent, it is important to know that in addition to the vaccines required by the state of Colorado Board of Health for school entry, there are vaccines that are recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). This is the immunization schedule that will best protect your child from even more vaccine-preventable diseases.

Schools work hard to ensure compliance with the immunization laws. Your help in providing updated immunization records at school registration and when your child receives additional vaccine(s) is greatly appreciated. Please discuss your child’s vaccination needs with your child’s doctor or local public health agency.   Please bring your child’s updated immunization records to the school each time your child receives an immunization.

Parents who have religious or personal objections to immunizations, or students who have a medical reason for exemption, may sign a form at the student’s school annually.  Students who have exemptions will be excluded from school if an outbreak of a specified common disease occurs.       

(Source:  CDPHE-Immunization)

 

Immunization Requirements by Grade

 

Number of Doses per Vaccine

 

DtaP/DT

IPV/OPV

Hep B

MMR

Varicella

Tdap

Kindergarten

5

4

3

2

2

0

1st Grade

5

4

3

2

2

0

2nd Grade

5

4

3

2

2

0

3rd Grade

5

4

3

2

2

0

4th Grade

5

4

3

2

2

0

5th Grade

5

4

3

2

2

0

6th Grade

5

4

3

2

2

1

7th Grade

5

4

3

2

2

1

8th Grade

5

4

3

2

2

1

9th Grade

5

4

3

2

2

1

10th Grade

5

4

3

2

2

1

11th Grade

5

4

3

2

2

1

12th Grade

5

4

3

2

2

1