To boost low measles vaccination rates, public health agencies are targeting Colorado’s biggest counties

To boost low measles vaccination rates, public health agencies are targeting Colorado’s biggest counties

Dec 02 2019

Public health officials in five of Colorado’s most populous counties are trying to make a dent in the state’s low measles vaccination rate, targeting parents of kindergarteners as they warn rates are too low to prevent an outbreak.

In Denver County, the parents of about 800 children ages 4-6 got letters notifying them their kids need measles shots. Jefferson County health authorities have created a radio ad cautioning that kids who aren’t vaccinated could miss out on at least three weeks of school.

And Tri-County Health Department sent letters this fall to schools in Douglas, Adams and Arapahoe counties in an attempt to get schools to focus on vaccines. 

Source: Colorado Sun Colorado Sun