Who We Are
The Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition (CCIC) is dedicated to keeping Colorado kids healthy by building awareness for vaccines, educating health care providers, and advocating for policies that protect children with the goal of increasing childhood vaccination rates. As Colorado’s only statewide independent 501c(3) nonprofit organization committed to children’s immunization, we elevate the essential role vaccines play in preventing illness and promoting health for all of Colorado.
From the Executive Director:
“We know that childhood vaccines are a safe, easy, and cost-effective way to help prevent disease and keep children healthy as they grow. Research shows that children who are vaccinated experience fewer doctor’s visits, hospitalizations and premature deaths. In fact, vaccines averted 8,600 child hospitalizations in Colorado and saved $400 million in statewide hospital charges in just one year.
However, many Colorado children do not receive the vaccines needed to keep them healthy. With the help of our partners – healthcare providers, parents, community organizations, public health departments, businesses and policymakers – we strive to identify and advance solutions to challenges facing Colorado families and communities and ensure that all children are protected from vaccine-preventable disease.
We welcome you to join us in our efforts to keep Colorado kids healthy by becoming a CCIC member, supporting us by joining Team Vaccine Colorado, advocating for pro-vaccine policies as a member of Colorado Parents for Vaccinated Communities, serving as a volunteer or committee member, participating in our online community, or simply sharing the value of vaccination through your personal networks. Our success is dependent upon you!”
- Stephanie Wasserman, MSPH, executive director