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School Immunization Requirements

Required: An entity is legally bound to do, as required by federal or state law, executive orders, state/local public health orders, state board rule, or in the case of waivers, expectations that the state board requires in exchange for waiving a state law or rule. Executive orders and public health orders could change over the next months as we learn more about COVID-19 and receive updated epidemiological data.
  • State Board of Health rule 6 CCR 1009-2. C.R.S. 25-4-902 requires students to be immunized prior to attending school unless exempted by law.
    • While the vaccines to prevent COVID-19 are in development, the need to protect children from vaccine preventable disease (VPD) is a high priority in Colorado. Because of the concern of potential VPD outbreaks during COVID-19, the Colorado Board of Health school-required immunization rules remain in place.
    • Parents should be encouraged to contact their health care providers to inquire about routine well-child visits during COVID-19, or to reach out to their local public health agencies to know when immunization services are available in their communities.
    • CDPHE Immunization resources for child care, schools & college/universities