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    Parents! Add Immunizations to your School Readiness Checklist


    Parents! Add Immunizations to your School Readiness Checklist
    Books, backpacks, clothes, pencils and IMMUNIZATIONS!

    Parents are encouraged to take their children to their health care provider this summer to get check-ups and immunizations before the start of school.  Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) also has immunization clinics for families needing vaccinations. It is important to note that in addition to state required vaccines for school entry, there are several others that are recommended that will best protect your child from multiple vaccine-preventable diseases.

    Be sure your child is up-to-date on childhood immunizations.

    In response to rising rates of pertussis disease (whooping cough) JCPH will hold special vaccination clinics for qualifying kindergarteners, preschoolers and their siblings during Jeffco Schools early release days. JCPH will be offering all childhood vaccines to children ages 0-18 years. Parents and caregivers are urged to call 303-232-6301 and pre-register for one of these special clinics.

    • Thursday, August 14, 2014
    • Wednesday, October 22, 2014 and,
    • Thursday, November 6, 2014


    Immunizations are for everyone, not just young children. JCPH offers immunization services by appointment Monday – Friday. Please call 303-232-6301 to make an appointment at our new location in Lakewood, 645 Parfet Street, Lakewood, CO 80215. 

    There is an administrative fee of $21.68 per vaccine. Vaccine fees for adults and children vary depending on the vaccine requested and insurance coverage. Service will not be denied due to inability to pay for any childhood vaccine, and fees may be waived. We can bill for Medicaid, Medicare, CHP+, and a number of private insurances, please check when registering.

    Please view the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment web page for a complete schedule of recommendations including those for adolescents and older adults. 

    Vaccines protect everyone

    Immunizations are for everyone, not just young children. JCPH offers immunization services by appointment Monday – Friday. Please call 303-232-6301 to make an appointment at our new location in Lakewood, 645 Parfet Street, Lakewood, CO 80215.  There is an administrative fee of per vaccine. Vaccine fees for adults and children vary depending on the vaccine requested and insurance coverage. Service will not be denied due to inability to pay for any vaccine, and fees may be waived. We can bill for Medicaid, Medicare, CHP+, and a number of private insurances, please check when registering.Please view the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for a complete schedule of recommendations including those for adolescents and older adults. 

     

     

    • Varicella vaccine protects against chickenpox. Children entering kindergarten through 7th grade are required to have a second dose of varicella vaccine. The second dose is required unless documentation that the child has had chickenpox disease is provided.
    • DTaP and Tdap vaccine protect against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. DTaP is the vaccine given to infants and all children entering preschool and kindergarten, while Tdap is for older children and adults. Tdap is required for all Colorado children entering 6th thru 12th grade during the 2014/15 school year.  Children 7-10 years of age who are not up-to-date should also receive the Tdap vaccine. Due to an ongoing increase in reported pertussis cases throughout Colorado, one dose of Tdap is also recommended for all adults. This is especially important for child care providers and adults who may be pregnant or around an infant.
    • MMR vaccine protects against Measles, Mumps and Rubella. Children entering kindergarten through 12th grade are required to have two doses of the MMR vaccine.  
    • Polio vaccine (IPV) protects against polio, a disease caused by a virus that lives in the throat and intestinal tract. It is most often spread by person-to-person contact. Most people infected have no symptoms, however, for some it may lead to paralysis, permanent disability or even death.
    • Hepatitis B vaccine protects against the hepatitis B virus (HBV).  This virus can cause lifelong infection, cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer. The vaccine is available for all age groups to prevent HBV infection.
    • Hepatitis A vaccine protects against hepatitis A virus (HAV). HAV is found in the stool of people with hepatitis A. It is usually spread by close personal contact and sometimes by eating food or drinking water containing HAV. A person who has hepatitis A can easily pass the disease to others within the same household.
    • Meningococcal vaccine protects adolescents and college students from a serious bacterial illness. Meningococcal disease can cause meningitis, which is an infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord, and it can also cause blood infections. The meningococcal vaccine is recommended for children 11-12 years old, with a booster dose recommended at 16-18 years of age. It is further recommended that ALL adolescents who were not previously vaccinated receive the vaccine. College freshmen living in dormitories should also receive this immunization.
    • Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine protects against cervical cancer, genital warts and several less common cancers caused by certain types of HPV.  The HPV vaccine is recommended for 11-26 year-old females and males.
    • Annual Flu vaccine protects against influenza and is now recommended annually for all persons 6 months and older. The new recommendation signals the importance of preventing influenza across the entire population.

     

    For more information, please visit the JCPH web site at jeffco.us/public-health or call Jefferson County Public Health Immunization Program at 303-232-6301.

    Under Colorado law, parents may choose to have their children exempted from immunization requirements for medical, religious or personal reasons.

     



    Nancy Braden
    Health Communications
    303-239-7137
    nbraden@jeffco.us

    July 21, 2014

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    Last Updated: 8-14-2014