Data Dashboards: Potential Impact of Measles Outbreaks on Colorado Schools
An increase in the number of measles cases in the U.S. over the past few years has highlighted the importance of preparing for the impact of a potential measles outbreak in the school setting. Measles is a highly contagious disease and it is important to know which students need to be excluded from school to protect them from exposure to the virus, and to prevent further transmission to other children. Understanding the magnitude of the number of students at risk allows schools to better prepare for an outbreak. In response to requests from local public health and school districts for this information, CCIC created a tool to demonstrate the potential impact across Colorado counties and school districts. These dashboards can be used to look up the percent and number of students that would be potentially excluded from attending school at the county and school-district level. Statewide, nearly 50,000 Colorado students would potentially be excluded from school for up to 21 days in the case of a measles outbreak.
Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in Colorado's Children Report - September 2019 (Volume 2)
Prepared by pediatricians and researchers from the department of Epidemiology at Children’s Colorado, the report provides an analysis of the state of immunization in Colorado based on hospital and emergency department data from the Colorado Hospital Association and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). The second report in a series this year, the September installment provides the latest update on local and national preventable disease outbreaks and highlights immunization data from 2018-19 and its implications for health and safety in Colorado’s schools and child care facilities. It also examines immunization views reported by Denver religious leaders and underscores the potential economic savings of increased influenza vaccination.
2018-2019 School District Immunization Fact Sheets
The 2018-2019 School District Immunization Fact Sheets and supplemental online dashboards provide local level data on childhood immunization coverage to help each Colorado school district understand its level of community protection and highlight successes and opportunities for improvement. Additionally, each fact sheet provides an overview of statewide Colorado vaccination and vaccine-preventable disease information, information on the importance of vaccination, and ways schools, public health and the community can partner to safeguard protection from vaccine-preventable disease.
Refugee and Immigrant School Health Immunization Training
CCIC formed the Colorado Refugee and Immigrant Immunization Task Force to identify and address barriers to immunization delivery and uptake among refugee and immigrant populations across the state. This 20-minute, on-demand training aims to support school nurses and other school health personnel in ensuring refugee and immigrant students are up to date on school-required vaccinations.
Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in Colorado's Children Report - February 2019 (Volume 1)
Prepared by pediatricians and researchers from the Department of Epidemiology at Children’s Colorado, the report provides an analysis of the state of health of Colorado’s children based on the most recent National Immunization Survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Colorado Hospital Association inpatient and emergency department data and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment data. The first of three anticipated reports, the February installment of the Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in Colorado’s Children report examines 2017 data on vaccine-preventable diseases in Colorado, highlights the latest updates involving measles in our and other states, and underscores opportunities to decrease barriers to vaccination and improve rates. Findings show that, despite incremental improvement, there remain significant gaps in protection for Colorado’s children.
Implementing the 16-Year-Old Immunization Visit: A How-To Tool for Health Care Practices
The Adolescent Immunization Intiative (AII) is a consortium of health care providers from multiple disciplines collaborating to raise immunization rates among older adolescents by establishing an immunization platform visit at 16 years of age. This fact sheet is intended to further help raise awareness of the adolescent 16-year-old immunization platform and provide practical implementation strategies for practices. Learn more about the rationale for the 16-year-old platform visit and access additional resources at www.16yearoldvisit.org.
Legislative District Immunization Fact Sheets and Dashboards
Want to learn more about immunization coverage in your community? The 2018 Immunization Fact Sheets provide important data on childhood immunization coverage to help each legislative district understand its level of community protection and identify areas for improvement.
NCSL Legislative Brief: Vaccination Policies - Requirements and Exemptions for Entering School
Prepared by the National Council of State Legislators (NCSL), this December 2017 LegisBrief details immunization requirements and exemptions in schools and discusses the roles that state governments and the federal government play in determining, implementing, and enforcing vaccination policy.