Vaccines are recommended at specific ages to best protect children and teens when they are most at risk of diseases, and when their immune systems will have the strongest response. That is why many of these vaccines are required for school, preschool, and licensed child care.
Now is the perfect time to check vaccines off your back-to-school list so your family can start the next school year with peace of mind. Schedule a visit with a health care provider now and beat the rush.
Health First Colorado (Medicaid), Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), and most private health insurers cover the cost of vaccines, so you don't have to pay anything at providers that accept your health plan. Even without health insurance, you can get recommended vaccines for free at locations statewide.
Important facts for your family
Vaccines are safe, effective, and important for your child
Vaccines have a long history of effectively controlling and stopping the spread of serious and even life-threatening illnesses. They've put diseases like smallpox in the history books.
In places where we come together - like schools, community centers, and places of worship - we rely on each other to all do our part to protect not just our loved ones, but also the people around us, especially those who are most at risk.
More than 90% of Colorado families make sure their kids receive the vaccines required for school and child care.