The State of Colorado and Norwood Schools require students to meet the standard for immunization for communicable disease. The following are required by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
- Hepatitis B
- Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP)
- Inactivated poliovirus (IPV)
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
- Varicella (chicken pox)
- Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (TDap)
* Students 4 through 6 years of age are required to have their final doses of DTaP, IPV, MMR and Varicella prior to kindergarten entry.
**Students are required to have Tdap prior to entry into 6th grade. One dose of Tdap is required for 6th through 12th grade students.
The school district is obligated to support the public health efforts while respecting a parent’s right to exempt their child from vaccine and immunization requirements.
Per state law, Norwood School provides families with the standardized certificate of immunization and published school vaccination rates. Additionally, the school provides resources for families regarding changes to school immunization requirements in 2021/22 with respect to exemption criteria.
To access your child's immunization records click this button:
To access the CDPHE Required Vaccines list click this button:
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 presented one of the following, as provided by law:
- A written authorization signed by a parent or guardian requesting local public health officials administer the immunizations
- A certificate of medical exemption
- A certificate of completion of the online education module administered by the Colorado Department of Public Health; or
- A certificate of nonmedical exemption.
**These exemptions require annual submissions to the school.
Students who do not have the required immunizations or submit one of the state exemptions above will not be allowed to attend school.
All information distributed to parents/guardians by the district will inform them of their rights to seek an exemption from immunization requirements.
For more information about CDPHE Exemption Information click this button:
Per Colorado Law, the Norwood School District is required to publish school immunization rates with a goal of 95%. While this is the target, Norwood School is not responsible or accountable for meeting this rate. Further, the school is required to publish exemption rates.
To see immunization rates for K-12 click this button:
To see immunization rates for Pre-K click this button:
Update: January 15, 2023 Norwood School completed its record update. All students meet the immunization requirements, have a plan with a physician/public health, or have chosen an exemption option.