♦♦♦ 5th GRADE PARENTS PLEASE NOTE! ♦♦♦
Students entering 6th grade must receive one dose of Tdap vaccine,
even if they are under 11 years of age.
Required and recommended vaccines
- Colorado law requires students who attend a public, private, or parochial kindergarten - 12th grade school to be vaccinated against many diseases vaccines can prevent, unless a certificate of exemption is filed. For more information, visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment required vaccines web page.
Your student must be vaccinated against:
- Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTaP, DTP, Tdap)
- Hepatitis B (HepB)
- Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
- Polio (IPV)
- Varicella (chickenpox)
- Colorado follows recommendations set by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
- Students entering kindergarten must receive their final doses of DTaP, IPV, MMR and varicella.
- Students entering 6th grade must receive one dose of Tdap vaccine, even if they are under 11 years of age.
- All recommendations are on the Centers for Disease Control vaccine schedule web page.
- Vaccines are recommended for hepatitis A, influenza, meningococcal disease and human papillomavirus, but are not required.
Paying for vaccinations
For help finding free or low-cost vaccines and providers who offer them:
- Visit COVax4Kids.org
- Contact the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment
- Call the state health department’s Family Health Line at 1-303-692-2229 or 1-800-688-7777.