NURSE'S CORNER

Sarah Adams, RN, sadams@cotopaxire3.org, 719-942-4131 ext. 138
Vaccine Mobile Bus Howard Stop 10/18/2022

Immunizations

This information is provided to you by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Website: CDPHE School-Required Vaccines

Colorado law (Board of Health rule 6 CCR 1009-2) requires all students attending Colorado schools and licensed child cares to be vaccinated against certain diseases, unless an exemption is filed. The minimum number and spacing of doses is set forth in the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedules. Meeting the initial vaccine requirements does not excuse a student from meeting additional requirements. In addition to the vaccines required for school entry, there are several vaccines recommended by the ACIP that provide protection against other diseases. These include Meningococcal, Hepatitis A, Rotavirus, Human papillomavirus and Influenza.

Below are the vaccines required for students attending Colorado licensed child cares and schools.

Vaccines required to enter child care

  • Hepatitis B.

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTap).

  • Haemophilus influenzatype b (Hib).

  • Inactivated poliovirus (IPV).

  • Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13).

  • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR).

  • Varicella (chicken pox).

Vaccines required to enter school (K-12)

  • Hepatitis B.

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTap).*

  • Inactivated poliovirus (IPV).*

  • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR).*

  • Varicella (chicken pox).*

  • Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap).**

*Students 4 through 6 years of age are required to have their final doses of DTaP, IPV,MMR and Varicella prior to kindergarten entry.

**Students are required to have Tdap prior to entry into 6th grade. One dose of Tdap is required for 6th through 12th grades.

Medical or Non-Medical Exemptions

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 Immunization Information page https://cdphe.colorado.gov/public-immunization-information

Medical Health Plans

Medical Health Plans are needed for students that have medical diagnosis' that are needed to be managed by a medical provider. These include Asthma, Allergy/Anaphylaxis, Medication Permission Forms.

Please see the following forms that will need to be completed if your child is needing to medications during the school day. We can not provide medications that do not have a provider's order with the medication, and we do not carry medications in the nurse's office.

VAPING

Vaping concerns among youth. According to the American Heart Association, one in four high school age kids report using e-cigarettes, also known as vaping.  And not only are more kids and young adults using e-cigarettes, they are using them more often.

 At a time of heightened stress, anxiety, and grief in our communities, caring conversations can help a young person quit or prevent them from becoming one of nearly 8,000 kids who start vaping every day.

Please see .What-You-Need-to-Know-and-How-to-Talk-to-Your-Kids-About-Vaping-Guide-Partnership-for-Drug-Free-Kids.pdf