Denver Public Schools is partnering with Denver Health and Children’s Hospital Colorado to assist all eligible DPS students who would like to have a COVID-19 vaccination.
Youth aged 16 and older in Colorado are now eligible to receive the vaccine.
DPS is not requiring students to take the vaccine, so a student’s enrollment will not be impacted whether they receive the vaccine.
“We know this is an individual and personal choice for all students, staff and community members,” states district’s website. However, “we hope that a large number of our staff and students will choose to take the vaccine in order to provide maximum protection for our staff and student communities, and we want to provide resources to help you make an informed decision on whether to participate in vaccination.”
To go through Denver Health, eligible students and their families may contact DPS’ 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 ages 16 and 17.
For Children’s Hospital Colorado, eligible students ages 16 and older and their families may register for vaccine appointments using the Children’s Hospital Colorado portal. Children’s Hospital Colorado will then contact individuals directly to schedule appointments. Appointment invitations expire after 72 hours. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present to sign a physical consent form at both first and second dose appointments. Those with additional questions about COVID-19 vaccine appointments may call the Children’s Hospital Colorado’s COVID-19 vaccine hotline at 720-777-8889.
To learn more about the DPS partnership with healthcare partners or to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccinations, visit https://www.dpsk12.org/coronavirus/student-vaccine/.
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