Feb 26, 2020
State-level vaccination advocacy is the topic of today's podcast with Zach Zaslow, Director of Government Affairs at Children's Hospital Colorado.
Colorado’s current vaccination rate for the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine among kindergarteners is 87.4%, one of the lowest in the nation. After more than 15 hours of testimony in committee hearing on February 19, Colorado Senate Bill 163, which aims to standardize and challenge vaccine exemption, passed its first hearing 3-2. Today we are bringing you a special edition of Charting Pediatrics to discuss vaccine legislation and advocacy in our local state of Colorado, specifically Senate Bill 163, which sets a Colorado- statewide immunization goal of 95%.
Zach Zaslow, Director of Government Affairs for Children’s Hospital Colorado, directs local, state, and federal policy and advocacy efforts with the goal of improving child health by being a voice for kids when and where public policy decisions are being made.