Dear DPS Community,
As you may have heard, everyone in Colorado who is 12 years of age and older is currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. In DPS, we have about 27,000 students who are ages 12 to 15 years old and are newly eligible. We are excited to let you know that DPS’ health care partners would like to support our students and their families in accessing the COVID-19 vaccines as soon as possible, for those who would like to get one.
Please note, students are not required to get the vaccine, because we know this is an individual and personal choice. However, we encourage all in our school communities to receive the vaccine when they are able in order to increase our collective health and safety. We are happy to share that to date, more than 40% of 16 and 17-year-olds in Denver have already received at least one dose of COVID vaccine. Every student and family member who gets their vaccine brings us one step closer to a 2021-22 school year that is much safer and less restrictive!
We’ve created this webpage for students and their families with all the information they need regarding student vaccinations.
To support students in accessing a COVID-19 vaccine, DPS’ health-care partners have multiple ways to support DPS students and their families in signing up for a vaccine appointments. Visit our vaccine page on the website for the latest opportunities, many available for both students and their families.
Other Important Information
- The vaccine is free to everyone, although individuals may be asked to provide personal health insurance when setting up their appointment. Health insurance is not required to receive the vaccine.
- Students should reach out to their personal health care providers with any questions about the vaccine.
- Alternatively, students can call our School Based Health Centers at 303-602-8958 to learn more about the vaccine and whether receiving the vaccine is right for them.
Families who have any questions can contact our Family Helpline at 720-423-3054.