Beginning in July, parents/guardians exempting their children from school-required vaccines for non-medical (religious and personal belief) reasons will need to submit documentation more frequently.
The latest Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) regulations require new documentation at the following ages:
• Licensed child care facility aged children -- two months, four months, six months, 12 months and 18 months.
• Kindergarten through high school aged children -- forms must be submitted annually.
According to CDPHE, this will provide schools, licensed child care facilities and state and local public health with current and accurate exemption information for decision-making during school outbreaks.
Exemption forms will also be transferred to the CDPHE Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS) for viewing by schools or child care facilities, unless the parent/guardian chooses to exclude their information from CIIS.
Medical and non-medical exemption forms are available at www.colorado.gov/vaccineexemption.
For more information, contact the Delta County Health Department.