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September 11, 2019
In record year for measles, 24,000 Colorado students are back in school with exemptions from shots
Amid a record number of measles cases nationwide, about 24,000 Colorado kids went back to school this fall with personal or religious exemptions from the vaccination.
need to know
September 4, 2019
Test scores, vaccination rates, AC and more: 10 back-to-school stories with news you can use
Look up school-by-school test results, graduation rates, and vaccination rates. Plus, answers to your questions about full-day kindergarten, CMAS scores, and more.
August 5, 2019
‘These outbreaks are a monster to control:’ Amid measles worries, here’s what parents need to know about Colorado’s vaccination rules
There have been a record number of measles cases across the country this year, and health experts fear there could be an outbreak in Colorado.
Updated May 2, 2019
Nicotine taxes for preschool, vaccine exemptions draw crowds to Colorado Capitol in waning days
Two measures with significant education implications faced final public hearings Wednesday evening, as lawmakers enter the final push of the 2019 legislative session.
April 5, 2019
Colorado lawmakers to consider higher bar for vaccine exemptions
A proposed bill would make it harder for Colorado parents to opt their children out of immunizations for personal or religious reasons.
June 25, 2018
Colorado releases new childhood immunization data: See how your school measures up
Colorado recently released the second version of its school-by-school immunization database.
June 13, 2017
Which Colorado school districts have the lowest vaccination rates? (Hint: They’re not on the Front Range.)
A new database represents Colorado’s first effort to give the public information about how many kids get vaccinated in the state’s schools and child care programs.
By the numbers
June 29, 2016
Six charts that explain who’s getting vaccinated in Colorado — and who’s not
These six charts use data from Chalkbeat's 2016 immunization database to flesh out trends and trouble spots in 30 Colorado school districts.
June 29, 2016
New Chalkbeat database spotlights wide gulfs in Colorado schools’ vaccination rates
Boulder remains a hotspot for the anti-vaccination movement, and students in diverse districts are more likely to get their shots.
October 13, 2015
More Colorado kindergarteners are fully immunized
State health officials believe a 2014 immunization law and last winter’s high-profile measles outbreak have contributed to increases in Colorado’s kindergarten immunization rates.
conviction over convenience
April 15, 2015
Health board votes to toughen rules for opting kids out of immunizations
The State Board of Health unanimously voted to approve rule changes that will require parents to submit immunization exemption forms more frequently.
April 10, 2015
How Colorado parents opt kids out of immunizations could soon change
The Colorado Board of Health will consider a policy change Wednesday that would make it a little tougher for parents to opt their children out of required shots.
March 22, 2012
Colorado kids lag on health indicators
Colorado continues to fall behind other states on important indicators of physical health and children here are faring the worst, according to a new report released today by the Colorado Health Foundation.
November 28, 2011
This week's healthy schools highlights
Governor tackles obesity in Colorado - What's to love and loathe about chocolate milk? - Taking healthcare to students - Charter school wins recognition with vegetarian menu- More kids skip school shots in 8 states, including Colorado.
November 22, 2011
New app helps parents track their child's immunizations
A new app helps busy Colorado parents stay on top of their child's immunizations and the schedule of recommended shots.
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