Fast Fact – February 5, 2021

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: 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 immunizedand 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. 

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.