Dear DPS Community:
This week, we received the exciting news that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has approved and recommended the Pfizer vaccine for children aged 5-11 years old, which means that everyone aged 5 and older is now eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19. As both an educator and the father of two young children, one who is now able to be vaccinated, I’m thrilled at the opportunity to create even safer conditions in all of our schools for our youngest learners.
I hope that everyone in our community will take the time to listen to the medical experts who have consistently emphasized that the vaccine is our best and strongest weapon in bringing an end to the pandemic. Dr. Steven Federico, the lead pediatrician at Denver Health and our close partner on our health plan, gives a detailed and thorough overview of the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness in this week’s video.
Throughout the pandemic, the DPS community has come together in tremendous ways to put Students First and help ensure the safest and healthiest conditions possible in our classrooms. Thank you for that, and please talk with your healthcare provider and consider having your children vaccinated against COVID-19.
Dr. Alex Marrero,