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Camp Immunization Policy

UPDATED IMMUNIZATION POLICY FOR SCHOOL AGED CAMP PROGRAMS THAT REQUIRE A HEALTH FORM
Effective 1/1/17

Our Policy
The Boulder JCC does not accept claims of religious or personal exemption for required immunizations in any registration application submitted requesting enrollment acceptance in any of our programs that require a health form. These programs include school-aged camps and school day-out programs. 

This policy does not apply to our programming that doesn’t require health forms, which includes our after school and holiday programming.

While parents may choose to defer the vaccination of their children, for the Boulder JCC, this is not an issue of individual rights and choice, but an issue of public health and policy. The routine vaccination of all children, staff, and faculty is an important public health matter especially in the confined environment of a camp program. 

Therefore, all campers and staff are required to have age-appropriate vaccines recommended by the Colorado Department of Public Health and EnvironmentAmerican Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The updated state vaccination recommendations for K-12 students are as follows:

Required Vaccines (from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment):

  • diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP, DT, DTP, Tdap)
  • polio (IPV)
  • measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
  • hepatitis B (HepB)
  • haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
  • pneumococcal (PCV13)
  • varicella (chickenpox)

The number, timing, and spacing of the required vaccine doses is set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). To be considered valid, a dose of vaccine must meet both the minimum age and minimum intervals as defined by ACIP. You can view the current ACIP vaccine schedule for persons 0 - 18 yrs of age at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/child/0-18yrs-child-combined-schedule.pdf

Vaccines are recommended for rotavirus, hepatitis A, influenza, meningococcal disease, and human papillomavirus, but are not required.

Exceptions
The Boulder JCC recognizes that individuals, who have had a documented allergy or severe adverse reaction to a particular vaccine, will not be able to receive further doses of that individual vaccine. In addition, individuals with certain medical conditions will not be able to receive certain vaccines.

If your child cannot get vaccines because of medical reasons, you must submit a properly completed and signed official Immunization Medical Exemption Form to the Boulder JCC Camp Directors with your child’s registration application requesting enrollment acceptance in the 2017 summer camp program. This form must be completed and signed by your child’s medical doctor. You can get the form at www.colorado.gov/vaccineexemption

Required Forms
All parents must complete a current immunization record form for their camper and ensure that campers have all of the age appropriate vaccines. This document is also available on your CampInTouch account through our CampMinder registration system. Campers without proper immunization records will not be permitted to submit a registration application for enrollment acceptance in the 2017 summer camp program. 

If your child has a medical exemption, we must receive the completed official Immunization Medical Exemption form with the appropriate documentation included and the official form signed by your child’s physician at the time you submit your child’s registration application requesting enrollment acceptance for the 2018 summer camp program.

If you have any questions about our Immunization Policy, please contact our Senior Camp Director, Shari Blake Schnee, at shari@boulderjcc.org.