Immunization Requirements for Attending School

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 School Immunization page.

Please open the link below to see the 2021-2022 school immunization requirements:
2021-22_ParentLetter_K-12th_SPA_FINAL 2021-22_ParentLetter_School K-12th_Eng_FINAL

(Additional languages available here as well.) 
https://cdphe.colorado.gov/school-resources    

*Please remember to submit a copy of your child’s up-dated shot record to the school (or school nurse) when registering before school starts in August.

*Remember All students are now required to have a Tdap shot before entering 6th grade and 2 Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine shots to attend school.

Immunization exemptions

All non-medical exemptions for immunizations need to be completed on a yearly basis and must be provided to the school in August.  

**Due to the passing of new legislation (SB20-163) there are changes to the exemption process for this school year.

Go to the vaccine exemption page at  www.colorado.gov/vaccineexemption .

Option 1:  A parent can download the “Certificate of Non-Medical Exemption”, complete it and have their immunizing health care provider sign it and submit to the school. All non-medical exemptions expire 06/30 of the current school year. Medical exemptions do not expire.

Option 2: The Online Immunization Education Module is available for parents who do not want to have a HCP signature. The Certificate of Non-Medical exemption provided at the end of the course does NOT have to be signed by a Health Care Provider.  The certificate is submitted to the school to be recorded.  

Updated information for getting Immunizations during Covid-19:
Parents can and should take their children for their regularly scheduled immunizations. Please call your child’s health care provider for more details on how to schedule these visits or call the number for your local school based health center which provides services at no cost to all DPS students.