Promising Practices and Innovative Partnerships for Delivering Childhood Immunizations in Colorado
This issue brief draws on interviews with local public health agencies, private practices, and others to offer success stories and possible practices for improving immunization access, delivery, and financing in Colorado.
Why Do Child Care Workers Need Immunizations?
Childcare workers play an essential role in protecting the health and safety of our children. Unfortunately, they can also unknowingly spread diseases to children in their care and co-workers. This fact sheet describes the many reasons child care workers and the children they care for benefit from vaccination.
"Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic" Documentary Film
“Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic” is a feature length in-depth documentary narrated by Vanessa Williams on the HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS (HPV) and the stories of struggle, tragedy and triumph surrounding this complicated and often misunderstood infection. The film is available for public and private viewing.
EVERY LAST CHILD Documentary Film by Tom Roberts
EVERY LAST CHILD, a documentary by award-winning filmmaker Tom Roberts, is the dramatic story of five people impacted by the current polio crisis in Pakistan. Taking place on the front line of the fight against the disease, it is a story of sacrifice, fearless determination and sorrow in the face of mistrust, cynicism and violence.Through the vivid stories of its five subjects—a medical specialist, a vaccinator, a vaccination skeptic, an adult polio victim and a sick child—we are drawn in to the desperate search for a solution to this devastating disease.
Frequently Asked Questions: Immunization Exemption Policy in Colorado
With the recent passage of California’s Senate Bill 277, which removed the state’s personal and religious exemptions from school-required vaccines, many Coloradans are wondering what’s being done to address nonmedical exemptions in our state. This document summarizes the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition’s (CCIC) responses to commonly asked questions about immunization exemption policy in Colorado.
Stakeholder Notice of April Board of Health Rulemaking Hearing on Immunization Exemptions
Colorado requires all students to be immunized per the vaccine schedule established by Colorado Board of Health rule 6 CCR 1009-2, upon school entry. The purpose of the immunization requirements for school entry is to protect students, staff, and the visiting public against vaccine-preventable diseases within schools. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is proposing amendments to this rule that encompass three objectives. These objectives, along with the rulemaking process and opportunities for public comment and participation are outlined in this letter.