Bill Aimed At Boosting Vaccine Rates Becomes Law

May 21, 2014

A bill seeking to boost vaccination rates was signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper on Wednesday.   

Credit U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

House Bill 1288 requires schools to standardize how they track vaccine exemption rates and make that data available to parents if they ask for it.

As reported by Emily Guerin on this week's Local Motion, a number of school districts in KVNF’s listening area have fairly high rates of vaccine exemption. 

Lake City is the highest, where 29 percent of students have personal belief exemptions to some or all vaccines.