What Are My Child's School Immunization Rates?
Why Is School Immunization Important?
All students deserve a healthy school environment that supports their well-being and builds a strong foundation for learning. It takes an entire community to protect against serious disease. Because diseases such as measles can spread rapidly, adequate vaccination coverage at the school level -- roughly 95% for each vaccine -- helps to protect the health of students, staff and others in the community, including those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons or because they are still too young to receive vaccines.
Ensuring adequate vaccination coverage and compliance with school vaccination policy is also important to emergency response efforts and helps to prevent absenteeism, exclusions, and other societal and economic costs.
How Is My Child's School District Doing?
Using publicly available immunization exemption and coverage data released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) yearly, Immunize Colorado creates customized fact sheets and dashboards to help administrators, parents, and other stakeholders understand the level of community protection in their schools and school districts, and to help parents make informed decisions about their child's health.
To access the 2018-2019 school and child care immunization data, visit the CDPHE website.