Immunization Requirements

  • Students must be compliant with the Colorado school immunization law in order to attend school. If your child has already received the required immunizations or has an exemption on file with the student’s school, please provide their immunization records/exemptions to the school office.
     

  • Preschool

    Colorado requires all preschool students to have a record of a current physical signed and dated by an approved health care professional. The following immunizations are required by state law, unless exempt, to attend school:

    • 4 DTaP – Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
    • 3 IPV- Polio
    • 3/2/1 Hib – Haemophilus Influenza type B
    • 1 MMR – Measles, Mumps, Rubella
    • 3 Hep B – Hepatitis B (must be appropriately spaced with the 3rd vaccine given after six months of age)
    • 1 Varicella – Chickenpox vaccine or history of disease provided by doctor/health provider
    • PVC (Pneumococcal Conjugate) 4/3/2 doses are required, depending on student’s current age and the age when the 1st dose was administered.

  • Grades K-5

    Colorado State law requires all students entering Kindergarten to have the following immunizations, unless exempt, in order to attend school:

    • 5 DTaP – Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (5 doses of DTaP vaccines are required unless the fourth dose was given on or after the fourth birthday, in which case only 4 doses are required.)
    • 4 IPV – Polio (4 doses of Polio vaccine are required unless the third dose was given on or after the 4th birthday, in which case only 3 doses are required.)
    • 2 MMR – Measles, Mumps, Rubella
    • 3 Hep B – Hepatitis B (must be appropriately spaced with the 3rd vaccine given after 6 months of age)
    • 2 Varicella –2 Chickenpox vaccines or history of disease provided by doctor/health provider

  • Grades 6-12 (Tdap required)

    Colorado State law requires all students entering 6th through 12th grades to have the Tdap, unless exempt, for school attendance:

    • 1 Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccine (6th-12th grade)
    • 5 DTaP – Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (5 doses of DTaP vaccines are required unless the 4th dose was given on or after the 4th birthday, in which case only 4 doses are required.)
    • 4 IPV – Polio (4 doses of Polio vaccine are required unless the 3rd dose was given on or after the 4th birthday, in which case only 3 doses are required.)
    • 2 MMR – Measles, Mumps, Rubella
    • 3 Hep B – Hepatitis B (must be appropriately spaced with the 3rd vaccine given after six months of age)
    • 2 Varicella –2 Chickenpox vaccines or history of disease provided by doctor/health provider

    The summer break is a great time to get the required shots for the upcoming school year. Please make arrangements for your student at their health provider. 

  • Exemptions:

    Colorado school immunization law allows exemptions for personal, religious and medical reasons. For details refer to the Colorado Immunization website at colorado.gov/vaccineexemption.

     


  • Kids First Health Care

    8030 Irving St., Westminster, CO 80031

    Phone: (303) 428-4384

    Fax: (720) 542-4027

     

    Office Hours: 

    • M, W, Th, F: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday 1 to 6 p.m.
    • Walk-in Immunization Clinic, Thursday: 1 to 4 p.m.


    Kids First Health Care at Gregory Hills provides primary and preventative health care to infants, children and youth ages birth to 21. These services include physical and mental health care; immunizations and management of chronic health conditions such as asthma and weight management. For updated information on immunization clinics, visit kidsfirsthealthcare.org or call 303-428-4384 for additional information. The following requirements apply only to the immunization clinic:

    • Children must be at least four years old
    • Children are uninsured or have Medicaid
    • Cost is $14 each, due at time of service
    • Must bring immunization record


    Tri-county also offers immunization clinics. Call 303-451-0123 for more information.

Helpful Resources

  • Click on the resources below for additional information on Senate Bill 10-56 regarding required and recommended immunizations for preschool through 12th grade from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). 

    2018-19 Immunization Information

    (Required for preschool-12th grade):

    Vaccinations

    Colorado law requires all students attending Colorado schools and licensed child cares to be vaccinated against certain diseases unless a medical or non-medical exemption is filed. For more information about vaccine requirements, resources and exemptions, please visit the CDPHE School Immunization website online here. Please keep your child’s health concerns updated at registration and as conditions change during the school year. It is also critical that we have current contact details so help us by keeping phone numbers updated.