Ed Sealover, Denver Business Journal

Coloradans spent $35.4 million getting treated in hospitals in 2015 for diseases, from from influenza to measles, that could have been prevented by immunization, according to a study released today.

Those costs could have been cut significantly if more people would get their children vaccinated, the study says.

The study seems to make a case as well that people are not taking advantage of free preventive medical services like vaccinations that are available through all health-insurance plans to the roughly 93 percent of Coloradans who are insured, said Adam Fox, director of strategic engagement for the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative.

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