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August 5, 2019
‘These outbreaks are a monster to control:’ Amid measles worries, here’s what parents need to know about Colorado’s vaccination rules
There have been a record number of measles cases across the country this year, and health experts fear there could be an outbreak in Colorado.
April 5, 2019
Colorado lawmakers to consider higher bar for vaccine exemptions
A proposed bill would make it harder for Colorado parents to opt their children out of immunizations for personal or religious reasons.
June 25, 2018
Colorado releases new childhood immunization data: See how your school measures up
Colorado recently released the second version of its school-by-school immunization database.
June 13, 2017
Which Colorado school districts have the lowest vaccination rates? (Hint: They’re not on the Front Range.)
A new database represents Colorado’s first effort to give the public information about how many kids get vaccinated in the state’s schools and child care programs.
summer mix tape
August 30, 2016
Ten stories you might have missed over the summer (and should read now as a new school year begins)
There is no such thing as time off from covering education.
By the numbers
June 29, 2016
Six charts that explain who’s getting vaccinated in Colorado — and who’s not
These six charts use data from Chalkbeat's 2016 immunization database to flesh out trends and trouble spots in 30 Colorado school districts.
June 29, 2016
New Chalkbeat database spotlights wide gulfs in Colorado schools’ vaccination rates
Boulder remains a hotspot for the anti-vaccination movement, and students in diverse districts are more likely to get their shots.
June 29, 2016
Colorado, find your school’s 2015-16 immunization and exemption rates
Use Chalkbeat’s 2016 immunization database to see which schools are well protected in case of an infectious disease outbreak — and which ones aren't.
shot and a miss
Updated March 11, 2016
Immunization exemption bill back in the shop for more work
The state’s immunization reporting law, gutted by a GOP-authored amendment unexpectedly added Thursday to a vaccination bill, will be reconsidered on Monday by the House.
slow and steady
February 17, 2016
Less poverty, more health insurance improves health of Colorado kids
The state’s children got just a bit healthier last year but still couldn’t muster better than a C+ on an annual report card released Wednesday by the Colorado Health Foundation.
October 13, 2015
More Colorado kindergarteners are fully immunized
State health officials believe a 2014 immunization law and last winter’s high-profile measles outbreak have contributed to increases in Colorado’s kindergarten immunization rates.
May 8, 2015
Expanded Chalkbeat immunization database is here, with state database coming in 2017
The database—first published in February--now includes schools in the state’s 30 largest districts.
conviction over convenience
April 15, 2015
Health board votes to toughen rules for opting kids out of immunizations
The State Board of Health unanimously voted to approve rule changes that will require parents to submit immunization exemption forms more frequently.
April 10, 2015
How Colorado parents opt kids out of immunizations could soon change
The Colorado Board of Health will consider a policy change Wednesday that would make it a little tougher for parents to opt their children out of required shots.
February 11, 2015
Immunization rates a shock to some parents, predictable to public health experts
A Denver father was appalled when he discovered the dismal immunization compliance rate at his daughter's Wheat Ridge charter school on Tuesday. It's not surprising to some public health experts, who anticipated that the public disclosure of immunization rates would factor into some parents' school choice decisions.
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