Become a Vaccine Advocate
Anyone who supports advancing Colorado's health through immunization can be a strong advocate. Whether it’s talking to a fellow parent on the playground or meeting with an elected official, we all need to know how to promote effective public health policies that work to keep Colorado communities healthy.
Speak Up for Strong Vaccine Policy
Immunize Colorado and our public health partners have identified four bills introduced in the Colorado state legislature this session that undermine public health policy efforts that protect access to immunizations and promote best practices for reducing vaccine-preventable disease. These misguided bills
- Misinform the public about the safety, efficacy and lifesaving benefits of vaccines;
- Undermine efforts to keep workers and members of the public safe from the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases
- Harm public trust in COVID-19 vaccines
- Put children at risk of preventable diseases
Take action and encourage lawmakers to oppose these bills!
Even when bills aren't actively being considered in the Colorado legislature, you can still speak up in support of science-based immunization policy by contacting your Colorado state representatives.
You can adapt the following message text in your outreach:
Dear <Representative/Senator Name>,
I am a pro-vaccine Coloradan and one of the 79% of people in our state who support pro-science vaccine legislation to protect our communities. Vaccines are one of the greatest achievements in public health, preventing 4-5 million deaths each year worldwide and averting $400 million in hospitalization charges in Colorado alone. Now more than ever it is critical that we improve our vaccination rates and protect our kids and our communities from preventable diseases. I urge you to stand with science and the majority of Colorado parents when making decisions that impact our state's immunization systems in the Colorado legislature. Thank you for all you do to serve our state.
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Colorado Immunization Advocates
Colorado Immunization Advocates (CIA) is a nonprofit organization of Colorado parents and concerned citizens who support pro-science vaccine policy to protect Colorado children and the greater community.