What’s The History Of Vaccinations In Colorado?
There's a lot of news around vaccinations right now. Measles outbreaks are popping up in New York and California. As a result, Colorado lawmakers want to address the fact the state ranks dead last nationwide in vaccination rates for kindergarten students. Public health experts have warned that makes the state ripe for an outbreak. A bill introduced Friday aims to increase that rate by making it harder for parents to exempt their children, but Gov. Jared Polis has indicated he’s skeptical. All the vaccination talk prompted Toni Freed to ask Colorado Wonders: “What is Colorado's policy on mandatory vaccinations and how did it evolve?" Freed has a personal connection to the issue. Both her uncles contracted polio before there was a vaccine for it.