Vaccines

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Audit finds conflict of interest at state health department

DENVER – Three state health department employees served on the board of an immunization nonprofit with which the department contracted, highlighting a conflict of interest. The problematic...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vaccines urged as whooping cough increases

Pertussis is on the rise in La Plata County, and San Juan Basin Health Department is cautioning residents to get their vaccines or booster shots. Since January, 20 cases have been diagnosed in La...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

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Vaccine rules become stronger

In Colorado, parents have been able to opt their children out of immunizations for nonmedical reasons with a single signature, leading to one of the highest rates of unvaccinated children...

DATE: April 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mandatory immunizations split lawmakers

Colorado lawmakers are split over mandatory immunizations for children. A spokesman for Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., said he supports a mandatory measles vaccination for children. "Based on the...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

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Mandatory measles immunizations split lawmakers

Amid the measles outbreak linked to the Disneyland amusement park in California, Colorado lawmakers are split over mandatory immunizations for children.A spokesman for Michael Bennet, D-Colo., said...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vaccination rates may go public

Schools will likely now be required to provide the vaccination rates of students to the public in July. The state legislature passed the requirement on Friday, and Health News Colorado reported...

DATE: May 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Education

Bill adds a step for parents who forgo vaccines

Whooping cough is at epidemic levels in Colorado, but parents can opt students out of school vaccination requirements with a simple signature at registration. Friday, a bill was introduced at the...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Bill limits parents who forgo shots

Whooping cough is at epidemic levels in Colorado, but parents can opt students out of school vaccination requirements with a simple signature at registration. Friday, a bill was introduced at the...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Proposed bill tightens rights of parents to forgo vaccines

Whooping cough is at epidemic levels in Colorado, but parents can opt students out of school vaccination requirements with a simple signature at registration. Friday, a bill was introduced at the...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parents who skip vaccines targeted

DENVER - Parents who don't want to vaccinate their children should have to sit through an education session first, a state task force recommended Tuesday. Colorado has more kids who skipped their...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News