Immunizations

Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, LPS will implement its immunization policy and follow state law as written.

Board Policy, JLCB

The Board directs the superintendent or designee(s) to annually provide parents/guardians of each student enrolled in the district a copy of the standardized immunization document developed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The standardized immunization document includes a list of required and recommended immunizations and the age at which each immunization should be given.

No student is permitted to attend or continue to attend any school in this district without meeting the legal requirements of immunization against disease unless the student has a valid exemption for medical or non-medical (religious or personal) reasons.

Students who do not submit an up-to-date certificate of immunization or a written letter confirming the date of appointment for required immunization(s) or a valid exemption will be suspended and/or expelled from school according to this policy’s accompanying regulation.

All information distributed to parents/guardians by the district will inform them of their rights to seek an exemption from immunization requirements.

Compliance with the immunization expectations is required for enrollment and attendance in LPS schools, unless the student has a valid exemption for medical or non-medical reasons.

Per state law and LPS board policy, students who remain non-compliant with their immunizations will be excluded from school.  Beginning November 1, 2019, students without compliant immunization records and/or exemptions will not be permitted to attend school.

Colorado law requires all students attending Colorado schools and licensed child cares to be vaccinated against certain diseases unless a medical or non-medical exemption is filed.  For more information about vaccine requirements, resources and exemptions, please visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s School Immunization page.

Additionally, please see the following links for more information on the 2019-20 requirements for K-12 and Preschool.  

2019-20 Parent Letter K-12 (English)
2019-20 Parent Letter School K-12 (Spanish)
2019-20 Parent Letter Preschool (English)
2019-20 Parent Letter Preschool (Spanish)

Additional Resources for Immunizations include:  

Tri-County Health Department:
https://www.tchd.org/356/Immunizations
Immunization hotline: 303-451-0123
Low or no cost immunizations for uninsured children and adults
Accepts CHP+, Medicaid, and Medicare
Private insurance accepted (except Kaiser and other select insurances)

Doctor’s Care:
https://doctorscare.org/services/clinic/
303-730-1313
Immunizations for established patients. Only accept patients with Medicaid or no insurance. Immunizations provided on a sliding scale for patients with no insurance.

Sheridan Health Clinic:
https://www.ssd2.org/SheridanHealthServices.aspx
303-315-6150
Appointments recommended
Accepts Medicaid, CHP+, some private insurances. Sliding scale for families without insurance but must first meet with outreach/enrollment specialist to be screened for eligibility.