Vaccines are another tool in our toolbox in ensuring that our schools are healthy and safe for students and staff, and we are excited to partner with Denver Health and Children’s Hospital Colorado to offer vaccinations to all of those eligible in the DPS community, including staff, students and families. Currently, vaccines are available in Colorado for those 16 years old and older. Find out when you’re eligible.
DPS’ healthcare partners would like to support our staff, students and their families in accessing the COVID-19 vaccines as soon as possible, for those who would like to get one:
- Denver Health: Eligible students and family members can sign up via their online portal; students under the age of 18 should select a Pfizer appointment as that is currently the only type of vaccine safe for them to receive. Alternatively, eligible students may contact our School-Based Health Centers at 303-602-8958 to get connected to a vaccine appointment. Parental consent either in person or with a current signed consent to treat form on file in the Denver Health system is required for students under the age of 18.
- Children’s Hospital Colorado: Eligible students and their families may register for vaccine appointments using their web portal. Children’s Colorado will then contact you directly to schedule your appointment. Appointment invitations expire after 72 hours. All individuals under the age of 18 must have exactly one parent or legally authorized guardian present with them to sign a physical consent form at both the first and second dose appointments. Full instructions for navigating the Children’s Colorado process can be found here. Patients and families with questions about receiving the vaccine at Children’s Colorado can review these FAQs for patient families. Questions regarding scheduling a COVID vaccine appointment can call the Children’s Colorado COVID vaccine hotline, 720-777-8889.