On February 23, 2016, the Office of Early Childhood at the Colorado Department of Human Services sent out a message to child care facilities, at the request of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Immunization Branch staff.
This message was to provide information about a service CDPHE promised to provide schools after the passage of recent Board of Health rules establishing a new frequency for submitting vaccine exemptions. The intent was to let child care facilities know about CDPHE's service to collect exemptions centrally but the message included a wording oversight on our part. The message indicated that parents MUST submit their exemptions online when the message should have said "parents/guardians wishing to submit non-medical exemptions for children attending Colorado schools and licensed child cares SHOULD do so online at www.colorado.gov/
If you have additional questions, please contact the CDPHE Immunization Branch at: cdphe.dcdimmunization@
Parents requesting a personal exemption to immunizations must fill out a form via CDE annually: