Southwest Colorado vaccination rates lower than average

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Southwest Colorado vaccination rates lower than average

More students exempted from vaccines in Colorado’s rural areas
In most schools in Montezuma County, fewer than 95 percent of students are up-to-date, which might not be enough to ward off a breakout of disease.
Vaccine exemption rates

Following are vaccination exemption rates for public, private and charter schools and districts in Montezuma and Dolores counties, according to 2016 data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.In Colorado, parents can exempt their children from receiving vaccines for medical, religious or personal reasons. In general, smaller schools across the state have higher exemption rates, according to the data.K-12 SchoolsMontezuma-Cortez High School: 8.6 percentCortez Middle School: 5.6 percentKemper Elementary School (Cortez): 6 percentLewis-Arriola Elementary School: 12.4 percentManaugh Elementary School (Cortez): 2.9 percentMesa Elementary School (Cortez): 8.9 percentPleasant View Elementary School: 18.5 percentSouthwest Open School (Cortez): 1.4 percentChildren’s Kiva Montessori School (Cortez): 15.1 percentBattle Rock Charter School: 43.8 percentLighthouse Christian Academy (Cortez): No data availableDolores School District: 7.2 percentMancos School District: No data availableDove Creek High School: 2.3 percentSeventh Street Elementary School (Dove Creek): 5.7 percentPreschoolsBeech Street Preschool (Cortez): 5.9 percentButler Child Development (Cortez): 0 percentChildren’s Kiva Preschool (Cortez): No data availableHigh Desert Early Head Start (Cortez): 0 percentPor Dia Preschool and Daycare (Cortez): 5 percentTreehouse Early Learning Center (Cortez): 0.3 percentTrinity Lutheran Preschool and Daycare (Cortez): No data availableMancos Early Learning Center: 7.1 percentTeddy Bear Preschool (Dolores): 8.7 percentDove’s Nest Preschool (Dove Creek): 5.1 percentSeventh Street Elementary School (Dove Creek): 8.3 percent

Southwest Colorado vaccination rates lower than average

In most schools in Montezuma County, fewer than 95 percent of students are up-to-date, which might not be enough to ward off a breakout of disease.
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