Fact Sheet: Colorado Minors Can Now Access Some Vaccines on Their Own – How A New Law Makes This Possible

April 22, 2022

Adolescent Vax - SB22-016

In 2021 a new Colorado law (SB21-016: Protecting Preventive Health Coverage) was passed. The law allows minors to consent to obtaining certain vaccines that protect against some common and sometimes dangerous, but preventable, infections. Parental or legal guardian approval is now not required for minors (people under age 18) to obtain the human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis A, and hepatitis B vaccines during a healthcare visit that includes the discussion of reproductive health. To explain the new law and its benefits, Immunize Colorado in partnership with the Alliance for HPV Free Colorado and Denver Health created a fact sheet, available in English and Spanish.

The fact sheet is customized for three audiences: parents, providers, and youth.

View and download the ENGLISH fact sheet by audience, below:

View and download the SPANISH fact sheet by audience, below:

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