Immunizations are also called vaccines. Vaccines have been a part of public health for many years. When you get vaccines, it limits the spread of some diseases. This makes it easier for health care workers to safely fight these diseases. It also helps you avoid getting very sick or dying from these diseases. It also lowers your chance of spreading these diseases to others.
Make sure to stay informed about vaccines. It is important to be your own health advocate. This can help you keep you, your children, and your community healthy.
There is a lot of information available. It can be hard to tell what is true and what is not true. It is important to learn all the facts before you make a choice for your health. Getting a vaccine is a big health choice.
Right now, the U.S. has the safest vaccine supply it has ever had. All vaccines are researched and go through rigorous testing before being approved. They are also checked for safety on a routine schedule.
Each type of vaccine has a suggested schedule for when you or your child should get it. This schedule can depend on your age and other vaccines you may have gotten.
Schedule a Well Visit and Get Vaccinated
As a member, you can see your doctor each year for free for a well visit. During this visit, you can talk with your doctor and ask them any questions you have about your health care. You can also get any vaccines you may need. Help protect yourself, your family, and your community by making your well visit appointment today. Or you can make another appointment to get a vaccine.
If you don’t have a doctor, we can help you find one. Call us at 866-833-5717. Or you can find one online at coaccess.com. There is a link to our directory on the homepage of our website.
You may also be able to get free or low-cost vaccines from clinics. Visit cdphe.colorado.gov/find-free-vaccine-provider or vaccines.gov/find-vaccines/ to find a clinic near you. Check with the clinic that your vaccines will be free or low-cost.
Vaccines can help protect your child from diseases and illnesses. The state of Colorado has vaccine requirements. These exist for any student going to school in Colorado.
Colorado law requires all students going to schools and licensed child care facilities in Colorado to be vaccinated against certain diseases. This is unless you file an exemption.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has a child and adolescent vaccine schedule. These schedules set the lowest number and spacing of doses. The ACIP also suggests other vaccines that help protect against other diseases.
Click here to read more about school vaccine requirements.