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Colorado Childhood Immunization Rates: Policy and Practice

May 1, 2005

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention placed Colorado 50th in the country in 2002 and 2003 for child immuniztions. The research by CHI provided a more nuanced analysis revealing three inter-related coverage issues that deserve focused policy attention, including 2-year-old immunization rates for under-immunized populations the timeliness of all immunizations, expcially for infants; and the timing of administration of the fourth dose of Diphteria, Tetanus and Pertussis (DTaP) by 18 months.

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