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Child Care Immunization Chart

 

Immunization and Vaccinations

Immunizations are an important part of our students’ health. Colorado law requires that children attending school are vaccinated to prevent disease. In addition to the vaccines required by the Colorado Board of Health, there are vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Certain vaccines will be required to attend school, with exemptions per HB:14:1288 for health, religious or personal purposes.

DPS school nurses follow the Colorado Board of Health schedule to identify students with immunization needs. Parents or guardians will be notified if their child is missing required immunizations and vaccines.

For more information on immunization schedules and state requirements, please visit coloradoimmunizations.com. Please contact your school nurse’s office for further information concerning medication for your child or to complete any necessary forms.

 

Medications

Nurse practitioners who support our School-Based Health Centers may prescribe medication for a student, but school nurses may not. Medication can be given at school when a parent or guardian requests and completes the Student Medication Request Release Agreement/Physician’s Order for Medication. This form provides the parental consent required for a nurse or delegate to give medication on school property. All medications must be provided in the original pharmacy container, labeled with your child’s name, name of the medication, dosage and frequency, and date for the medication to be discontinued. Students may be permitted to carry their own emergency medications such as an asthma inhaler or epinephrine (epi-pen) with the corresponding medical order and parental consent.