School Immunizations Frequently Asked Questions

August 07, 2018

It's August, which means back-to-school time. It's also National Immunization Awareness Month, an annual event to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. For school-aged children, it's especially important to get vaccinated to stay healthy, and vaccinations are required under Colorado law to attend Colorado schools and licensed day cares, unless an exemption has been filed. Denver Health offers immunizations at our School-based health centers. Nurse manager Katherine Chichester answered some of parents' most frequently asked questions about vaccines and school here and in this video.