Executive Order Aims To Improve Colorado's Vaccination RatesGov. Jared Polis signed an executive order on Thursday, aimed at getting more kids vaccinated.
Warning Of Possible Measles Exposure Across Denver Metro AreaPeople who visited Target, King Soopers or any of five other locations in the south Denver metro area are being warned about possible exposure to measles.
Why We Worry About Measles, And Why You Should Too -- As In NowThere is a child case of measles in the Denver metro area, and that child may have exposed people in public places. Those people are now at risk for a very serious disease. Are you one of those people?
Bill To Require Registration Of Unvaccinated Children With State FailsThe Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment admits it sent inaccurate letters to parents across the state regarding children who aren't vaccinated as a bill to require registration fails in the state Capitol.
Vaccine Database Proposal Dies In HouseA controversial bill that would have allowed the State of Colorado to track children who are not vaccinated has died in the state Capitol.
Vote Delayed: Vaccinations Bill Sponsored By Rep. PabonThe state House has delayed a vote on a bill regarding immunizations that is sponsored by Rep. Dan Pabon.
Bill Would Require Reporting Of Non-Vaccinated ChildrenA bill introduced in the state House would require the reporting of non-vaccinated students to the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. Currently those records are kept with the school.
Did You Use One Of These Excuses? I Sure Hope NotIt's not only the holiday season -- it's the start of the flu season. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains why you should be immunized, and why the reasons some people avoid the vaccine simply aren't true.
Getting The Best Advice On ParentingNew parents get lots of advice when it comes to taking care of an infant, but a new study shows much of that advice can be off the mark, putting a baby at risk for health problems. CBS4's Dr. Dave Hnida has more on the research, and how to get the best advice.
Colorado's New Immunization Rules: Politics Trump HealthWhen it comes to protecting your child’s health, politics -- not science may call the shots. CBS4’s Dr. Dave Hnida takes a look at the new rules regarding immunizations in Colorado. He believes the new guidelines are weak, lack teeth, and could go a lot farther to protect public health.
Opting Out Of Vaccinations Requires More Paperwork For ParentsParents in Colorado who don't want their children immunized will have to complete paperwork every year as opposed to just once, under new state rules.
Colorado Health Board Strengthens Immunization RulesColorado parents who don't want their children to be immunized will have to fill out paperwork each year to opt out of vaccinations under new state rules.
Is It Safe To Delay Your Child's Immunizations?There’s not only the problem of skipping childhood vaccines—there’s also risk from delaying immunizations. Yet a new study shows most doctors are willing to “spread out” vaccinations in order to ease the fears of parents who worry that too many vaccines can harm a child. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, there’s no evidence to back up those fears.
Denver Doctor: Impoverished Neighborhoods Less Likely To See A Measles OutbreakThe current measles outbreak in the United States is a big concern for parents with children who may be around unvaccinated children, and those concerns loom larger in many pockets of Colorado.
Kids Care Clinic Boosts High Rate Of VaccinationsThe Measles outbreak is a big concern for parents with children who may be around unvaccinated children. One local clinic is hoping to ease those parents' fears.