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.
A public service announcement featuring Elvis Presley about the vaccination for polio.
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.
- But the bill faces an uphill climb in the state Senate.Read more
Parents will need to submit a personal belief exemption every time they refuse a standard childhood vaccination, and at the beginning of every school year.