Vaccination Policy

Vaccines are extremely important to your child’s health, and to the health of our community. We at Altitude Pediatrics believe that vaccinating children and young adults may be the single most important, safest, and most evidence-based health intervention we perform as healthcare providers. We welcome your questions and partnership in this process.

The recommended vaccines and the schedule for administering them are the result of decades of scientific study and data gathered on millions of children by thousands of our most accomplished physicians and scientists. Vaccines are safer today than they have ever been and there are no detrimental effects of giving multiple vaccines or combination vaccines at the same visit. Vaccines do not weaken a child’s immune system, they strengthen it and allow it to combat viruses and bacteria it is exposed to at a later time. Based on the wealth of available literature, evidence, and medical studies, it has been shown that vaccines do NOT cause autism or other developmental disabilities. We believe in the safety of our vaccines. Vaccines save lives.

We follow the recommended vaccine schedule published by the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics. To keep you informed and to address any concerns you may have, we will provide you with information about each vaccine your child needs. Your child’s doctor will be happy to address any concerns you have about immunizations during his or her well child appointment.

You have access to your child’s immunization record 24/7 through your patient portal.

If you choose to delay or forego vaccinations for your child, we will ask you to sign a vaccination refusal form. This form documents that we have informed you of the risks of delaying or denying immunizations, and that you choose for your child not to receive one or more vaccines, against our recommendations.

Please click here for vaccine information statements for all immunizations given in our office.

Colorado Immunization Information System

CIIS helps healthcare providers, schools, childcare centers, universities, and individuals keep track of the shots that they and/or their children have received.

CIIS is a program within the Colorado Immunization Section at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). CIIS is a lifelong immunization record tracking system under the Colorado Immunization Registry Act of 2007.

Learn more information on the CIIS program website.

To exclude yours or your child’s information from CIIS, visit the CIS opt-out procedures web page to opt out of the registry. You will also find information on how to rescind a prior opt out.