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Colorado School Requirements

Some of the vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) to keep your child healthy are also required by Colorado law for children attending Colorado child care, preschool or school to prevent the spread of vaccine-preventable disease. When we immunize our children against infectious diseases, we give them the opportunity to learn and grow in a healthy environment.

The Colorado Department of Health and Environment provides a letter for parents to let you know which vaccines your child will be required to have in order to attend a center or school in 2014-15. This should have been sent to you by your school or child care. Click here to view the Parents of Children in Colorado Child Cares and Preschools Immunization Requirements letter. Once your child has received his or her required immunizations, make sure you have an immunization record for both your child’s personal health record and for the school which you will provide at registration.

Parents whose children are entering Colorado school can click here to view the Parents of Students in Colorado Schools, Kindergarten through 12th Grades Immunization Requirements letter. For answers to frequently asked questions, college entry requirements, HIPAA and school immunization laws, the Colorado Immunization Manual, and letters in multiple languages, visit the Colorado Immunization Section's School Immunizations page. You can also download the Certificate of Immunization here.

For questions about your child’s required immunizations, please contact the Colorado Immunization Section at

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