Vaccine Exemptions

 
Colorado law requires all students attending Colorado schools and licensed child cares to be vaccinated against certain diseases, unless an official exemption form is filed. Beginning July 1, 2016, new official exemption forms are required and must be submitted more often (Colorado Board of Health rule 6 CCR 1009-2). There are several options you can use to submit the forms. You must file an exemption form for each school or child care the student attends. Outdated or alternate forms are not allowed. For the safety of unvaccinated children, students with an exemption from one or more required vaccines may be kept out of a school or child care during a disease outbreak.
 
Medical exemption form download

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Non-medical exemption form download
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Medical exemptions:
  • Students with medical exemptions signed by a medical doctor, doctor of osteopathic medicine, advanced practice nurse or delegated physician assistant need to submit this form only once, unless the student’s information or school changes.
  • Medical exemptions can be claimed by submitting a form to us for inclusion in the Colorado Immunization Information System (immunization registry) or by submitting the form directly to your child’s school or child care. Check with your child's school or child care to determine whether it requires a paper copy of the exemption form.
  • Exemptions submitted for inclusion in the immunization registry are confidential. See Section 25-4-2403(3), C.R.S.
 
Non-medical (personal or religious belief) exemptions:
  • Students in grades K-12 claiming a non-medical exemption must submit the non-medical exemption form annually. The exemptions expire June 30 each year.
  • Parents of students in preschool or child care must submit exemption forms at 2, 4, 6, 12 and 18 months of age. These exemptions expire when the next vaccines are due or when the child enrolls in kindergarten.
  • Non-medical exemptions can be claimed by submitting the online form (see link above) to us for inclusion in the immunization registry, or by submitting the form directly to your child’s school or child care. Check with your child's school or child care to determine whether it requires a paper copy of the exemption form.
  • Exemptions submitted for inclusion in the immunization registry are confidential. See Section 25-4-2403(3), C.R.S.
 
 
To submit forms to us (optional):
 
Confidential Fax:
(303) 758-3640
Attn: Vaccine Exemption
 
Mail:
Colorado Immunization Branch
Attn: Vaccine Exemption
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246
 
 
 
Information for parents and families about vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases. If you cannot open the Immunization Education Module, please download the PDF.