Free Vaccine Clinic Oct. 18
The School-Based Health Center at Lincoln Middle School will host a free vaccine clinic from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18. All school required vaccines, HPV, meningococcal, Hep A, and FLU vaccines will be offered. There is no cost for the vaccines but appointments are required. Those interested should call 970-488-4900 to schedule an appointment.
Families do not have to fill out the entire enrollment packet for the vaccines. Only signed consent forms are required.
Notifications for Vaccination Information
- PSD emailed families of students with missing vaccination information the Colorado Notice of Requirement on Sept. 18, 2023.
- A Notice of Exclusion letter will be emailed on Oct. 9, 2023, to let parents know to look for the notices in ParentVUE.
- Exclusion day is Nov. 1, 2023. Any student without proof of required immunizations or a valid exemption form on file with the health office is excluded from attending school until the requirements are met.
Vaccination Clinics for Children
The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) is hosting back-to-school vaccine clinics for children. Vaccines will be available at little to no cost for students who have Medicaid, health insurance that does not cover vaccines, and for those who do not have health insurance.
Appointments are required for these vaccines. To make an appointment, call 970-498-6767. Clinic fliers in English and Spanish >>
Fort Collins Clinics
- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7 and Oct. 21, at 1525 Blue Spruce Drive
- 4:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 200 Peridot Avenue
All students attending Colorado schools and licensed childcare centers are required to be vaccinated against certain diseases, unless an exemption is filed (see below), according to Colorado law 6 CCR 1009-2. The minimum number and spacing of doses is set by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedules.
Meeting the initial vaccine requirements does not excuse a student from meeting additional requirements. In addition to the vaccines required for school entry, the ACIP recommends several vaccines that provide protection against other diseases. These include:
- Hepatitis A
- Human Papillomavirus
An up-to-date immunization record, in-process plan, or exemption must be submitted to your school’s health office within 14 days of notification of requirement. In the event of continued immunization non-compliance, students will be excluded from the school setting.
- Hepatitis B
- Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTap)
- Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
- Inactivated poliovirus (IPV)
- Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13 or PCV15)
- Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
- Varicella (chicken pox)
For K-12 Grades
- Hepatitis B
- Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTap)*
- Inactivated poliovirus (IPV)*
- Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)*
- Varicella (chicken pox)*
- Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap)**
*Students 4 through 6 years of age are required to have their final doses of DTaP, IPV, MMR and Varicella prior to kindergarten entry.
**Students are required to have Tdap prior to entry into 6th grade. It is acceptable to give as early as age 10. Only one dose of Tdap is required for 6th through 12th grades after the primary DTaP series is complete.
Nonmedical Immunizations Exemptions
Please note that nonmedical exemptions expire each year on June 30.
You may submit a nonmedical exemption (paper copy or by email) annually to your school's health office in one of two ways, which include:
1) Submit the Certificate of Nonmedical Exemption received upon the completion of CDPHE’s Online Immunization Education Module to your school’s health office.
- We do not recommend using a mobile device or tablet to complete the course and form.
- The Online Immunization Education Module is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week and takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.
- After completing the module, you will complete an electronic form to obtain a Certificate of Nonmedical Exemption. You can complete this form for multiple children, by selecting the 'back' button and resubmitting the exemption each time it appears.
- Parents of students in preschool or child care must submit nonmedical exemptions 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.
- If you have difficulties, please review this Technical and Troubleshooting Document.
2) Submit the Certificate of Nonmedical Exemption with a signature from an immunizing provider in Colorado who is a medical doctor, doctor of osteopathic medicine, advanced practice nurse, delegated physician’s assistant, registered nurse, or pharmacist who has entered this information into the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS).
Medical Immunization Exemptions
Students with a completed Certificate of Medical Exemption signed by an advanced practice nurse, a delegated physician assistant, or physician licensed to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine in any state or territory of the United States need to only submit their certificate once unless the student’s medical information or school district changes.