The governor’s office says CDPHE will use existing funds to try to achieve these objectives, but eventually, more state money will be needed to implement all of the strategies.
Vaccine advocates regroup after a bill aimed at raising Colorado's low vaccinations rates fails during the legislative session.
Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg delayed debate on HB 19-1312 until the final day of the legislature — an effective end to its chances.
The major sticking point for the governor is a provision that would require parents to submit opt-out forms in-person to the state or local health department.
The immunization debate in Colorado is heating up again as the Colorado legislature considers new restrictions on vaccine exemptions.
Colorado lawmakers introduced a bill last week to help improve the state's last-in-the-nation ranking for kindergarten students' vaccination rate -- making Colorado ripe for an outbreak. Get a closer look at Colorado's policy on mandatory vaccinations.
Less than 89 percent of kindergarten-aged children in Colorado have received vaccines for diseases like measles, mumps and rubella, according to figures from the CDC.
In Colorado, parents can exempt their kids from vaccinations for medical, religious, and personal reasons.
The deadly flu outbreak infected a third of Colorado's population.
The vaccinations are being administered at levels that officials say is needed to protect children against diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis B and polio.