What Are My Child's School District Immunization Rates?

*Fact sheets incorporating the newly-released 2018-2019 school and child care immunization data coming soon*

The 2019 School District Immunization Fact Sheets and supplemental online dashboards provide local level data on childhood immunization coverage to help parents in Colorado understand the level of community protection in their child's school district and make informed decisions about their child's health.

Why Is School Immunization Important?

All students deserve a healthy school environment that supports their well-being and builds a strong foundation for learning. It takes an entire community to protect against serious disease. Because diseases such as measles can spread rapidly, adequate vaccination coverage at the school level -- roughly 95% for each vaccine -- helps to protect the health of students, staff and others in the community, including those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons or because they are still too young to receive vaccines.

Ensuring adequate vaccination coverage and compliance with school vaccination policy is also important to emergency response efforts and helps to prevent absenteeism, exclusions, and other societal and economic costs.

How Is My Child's School District Doing?

To view your district’s immunization exemption and coverage data, visit the interactive dashboard or click on your specific school district below. If your district is not represented below, please contact us

Colorado School District Immunization Data Dashboard (2017-2018)

How to Use these Tools

We encourage you to use these tools to understand your child's school district immunization rates, make informed decisions about your child's health in the school setting, and engage in discussions on immunization-related initiatives and Colorado school vaccination policy.

Additional Resources

Methods and References

The district-level immunization data featured on these fact sheets has been made possible through 2014 legislation and subsequent rulemaking which requires schools and licensed child care centers to annually report immunization and exemption data to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). The fact sheets contain data only for schools that reported to CDPHE for the 2017-2018 school year. To access the 2017-2018 school and child care immunization data, visit the CDPHE website.

For questions on data, methods and references, please contact Kristin Mlynarczyk.

Sources:

  1. Healthy People 2020 Topics and Objectives: Immunization and Infectious Diseases
  2. Vaccination Coverage for Selected Vaccines and Exemption Rates Among Children in Kindergarten — United States, 2017–18 School Year, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) / October 12, 2018 / 67(40);1115–1122
  3. Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in Colorado’s Children Report, Children’s Hospital Colorado; February 2019