Denver Public Schools teachers, staff get vaccinated ahead of schedule

COVID-19 Vaccine

DENVER (KDVR) —  Denver Public Schools (DPS) has started vaccinating certain teachers and other staff members, before opening access to all teachers on Feb. 8.

A district spokesperson says they are “moving forward with vaccines with Children’s and Denver Health.” 

A DPS spokesperson says vaccines have been offered to about 5,000 team members including nurses, health technicians, occupational and physical therapists, speech language pathologists, safety staff and some center-based program staff.

DPS declined to comment on how many employees have accepted the vaccine, citing “an effort to protect employee privacy.” 

Center-based program staff includes teachers and staff working in special education, and those in early childhood education.

Last week, Governor Polis announced teachers across Colorado could begin receiving their COVID vaccines on Feb. 8.

The district will begin offering vaccines to all other staff and teachers in Feb. 8. 

This is a developing story and will be updated throughout the day. 

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