Immunizations

DCSD Immunization Information
Tri County Health
Health, Wellness and Prevention

ImmunizationsImmunizations are an important part of our children’s health care, and Colorado law requires that children going to school be vaccinated to prevent vaccine-preventable disease.

As a parent, it is important to know that in addition to the vaccines required by the state of Colorado Board of Health for school entry, there are vaccines that are recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). This is the immunization schedule that will best protect your child from even more vaccine-preventable diseases.

Schools work hard to ensure compliance with the immunization laws. Your help in providing updated immunization records at school registration and when your child receives additional vaccine(s) is greatly appreciated. Please discuss your child’s vaccination needs with your child’s doctor or local public health agency. Please bring your child’s updated immunization records to the school each time your child receives an immunization.

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 Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s School Immunization page.

Immunization Requirements by Grade

Number of Doses per Vaccine


DtaP/DT

IPV/OPV

Hep B

MMR

Varicella

Tdap

Kindergarten

5

4

3

2

2

0

1st Grade

5

4

3

2

2

0

2nd Grade

5

4

3

2

2

0

3rd Grade

5

4

3

2

2

0

4th Grade

5

4

3

2

2

0

5th Grade

5

4

3

2

2

0

6th Grade

5

4

3

2

2

1

7th Grade

5

4

3

2

2

1

8th Grade

5

4

3

2

2

1

9th Grade

5

4

3

2

2

1

10th Grade

5

4

3

2

2

1

11th Grade

5

4

3

2

2

1

12th Grade

5

4

3

2

2

1

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