Policy Priorities & Positions
Immunize Colorado policies and position statements are approved by our board of directors annually and reflect our organization's position on key immunization issues.
Public Policy Priorities
Effective public policy is one of the best ways to ensure all Coloradans are fully immunized. That's why Immunize Colorado convenes diverse partners—parents, healthcare professionals, public health officials, business leaders, childcare and school administrators and community members—to help develop our policy priorities.
In 2021, the Immunize Colorado Policy Committee recommends the following priorities:
- Support the full implementation of Colorado Senate Bill 20-163 and maintain current immunization policy
- Maintain school immunization requirements throughout online and distance learning
- Ensure strong budget and capacity for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s immunization program and local public health agencies
- Incorporate health equity into Colorado’s vaccination policy and delivery
- Ensure the delivery of a safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19 for Coloradans
COVID-19 Vaccine Position Statement
The development, deployment, administration and acceptance of a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine are critical to halting the devastating effects of the pandemic. The vaccine is essential to re-building the economy, ensuring safe workplaces, schools, and communities, and lifting the undue burden the disease has placed on communities already impacted by structural health disparities resulting from systemic racism and discrimination. With regard to COVID-19 vaccine development, deployment and acceptance, Immunize Colorado has adopted a board-approved set of positions and is working with local, state and national partners to ensure they become reality.
Colorado Vaccine Equity Taskforce Positions
The Colorado Vaccine Equity Taskforce (CVET) regularly takes positions on issues important to the public health effort to end the global pandemic as well as other public health efforts pertaining to vaccination in general.
Anyone can be an advocate for pro-vaccine policy in Colorado.
Whether it’s through talking to a fellow parent on the playground or contacting an elected official, we can all promote effective public health policies that work to keep Colorado communities healthy.