Fast Fact – February 5, 2021
In 2018, 81 percent of all 2-year-olds in Colorado were fully immunized, receiving the combined 6-vaccine series. Colorado’s 2018 estimate represents a significant increase in vaccine coverage compared to 2017 (when only 72 percent of the state’s 2-year-olds were fully immunized) and surpasses the 2018 national average of 75 percent. Still, nearly 1 in 5 of our 2-year-olds (19 percent) are not fully protected from preventable diseases like polio, mumps, measles and whooping cough. To find out how our state’s immunization rate for young children has fluctuated over the last few years, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.