Colorado - Vaccination Waiver: Policy requirement

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
statute; regulation
Summary: 

State law allows waivers for religious or moral reasons.

C.R.S. 25-4-903

(2) A student shall be exempted from receiving the required immunizations in the following manner:

  • (a) By submitting to the student's school certification from a licensed physician, physician assistant authorized under section 12-36-106 (5), C.R.S., or advanced practice nurse that the physical condition of the student is such that one or more specified immunizations would endanger his or her life or health or is medically contraindicated due to other medical conditions; or
  • (b) By submitting to the student's school a statement of exemption signed by one parent or guardian or the emancipated student or student eighteen years of age or older that the parent, guardian, or student is an adherent to a religious belief whose teachings are opposed to immunizations or that the parent or guardian or the emancipated student or student eighteen years of age or older has a personal belief that is opposed to immunizations.

6 CCR 1009-2

A student may be exempted from receiving the required immunizations in the following manner:

A. Medical exemption - By submitting a medical exemption form... indicating that the physical condition of the student is such that immunizations would endanger his/her life or health or is medically contraindicated due to other medical conditions. This form is to be submitted once, and must be maintained on file at each new school the student attends.

B. Religious exemption - By submitting a nonmedical exemption form signed by the parent(s) or the emancipated student indicating that the parent(s) or emancipated student is an adherent to a religious belief whose teachings are opposed to immunizations.
Source: Colorado Secretary of State


6 CCR 1009-2

A student may be exempted from receiving the required immunizations in the following manner:

C. Personal belief exemption - By submitting a nonmedical exemption form signed by the parent(s) or the emancipated student indicating that the parent(s) or emancipated student has a personal belief that is opposed to immunizations.
Source: Colorado Secretary of State

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