Vaccinations are highly encouraged, not required
PSD staff and students (ages 5+) are highly encouraged, not required, to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Questions about the vaccine for children? Check out these resources:
- CDPHE COVID-19 vaccines for children: Tips for parents and guardians
- COVID-19 vaccine checklist for kids 5 and up (Healthy Children website)
- Pfizer 5 and Up Fact Sheet
- Pfizer 12 and Up Fact Sheet
PLEASE NOTE: Students age 12+ and staff need to be fully up to date with all recommended vaccine doses to be exempt from quarantining. Read more about this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance here. >>
Mobile bus vaccine clinics at PSD schools
Vaccine clinics are run by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. PSD is not administering the vaccines or coordinating appointments. Free flu shots are also available at these clinics.
CDPHE mobile clinics are open to members of the greater community, as well as our school community. Mobile clinics are parked outside so no one needs to enter the schools. Book an appointment below or find one in northeast Colorado here. Walk-ins are accepted. Appointments are recommended but not required.
Clinics will be posted when available.
To be vaccinated, individuals must be at least 5 years old, and a parent or guardian must be present to provide consent. Currently, those who are 5-17 years old can only receive the Pfizer vaccine. The vaccine will be given to kids 5-11 in smaller doses, one-third of the dosage given to teens and adults.
All three vaccines - Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson - will be available for adults, 18 and older.
Appointments are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and entirely voluntary. After receiving the first dose, a second-dose appointment is automatically scheduled for 21 days later.
For information about other vaccine appointment options and clinics in Larimer County, visit the LCDHE vaccine web page
LCDHE fact sheets
The following LCDHE fact sheets are provided as a service only, not as a PSD endorsement or recommendation for the vaccine.
Questions about the vaccine? Please contact LCDHE:
- Call 970.498.5500 (M-F, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
- Text: 970.999-1770
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information about other vaccine appointments, mobile vaccine clinics in the area, and frequently asked questions about the vaccine is available on the LCDHE website.
Students and staff with symptoms of any illness must stay home and follow PSD health protocols when returning to school.
Frequently Asked Questions
Have there been vaccine clinics at PSD facilities?
Yes. Since spring 2021, PSD has worked with UCHealth and the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment to provide facility space for several vaccination clinics. PSD plans to continue partnering to host these 100% voluntary opportunities for the foreseeable future. Doing so is not dissimilar to PSD permitting voluntary blood-donation events to take place on district property. There is no law that prohibits PSD from making its facilities available for these purposes.
Will vaccine clinics take place at PSD schools either before, during or after school hours?
Yes, vaccination clinics may occur throughout the day. As of Aug. 26, one clinic took place during school hours and the others occurred after school hours.
How does PSD communicate about vaccination clinics?
When there are clinics, the district will email parents/guardians of all students who are 12 years of age or older. Information is also posted on PSD’s social media platforms and the COVID-19 Vaccines web page on the district site.
Are PSD students or staff required to get a COVID-19 vaccine?
PSD is encouraging but not requiring staff or students to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Participation in the clinics is 100% voluntary.
Can anyone from the community be vaccinated at a clinic at a PSD facility?
Yes. Walk-in appointments are available to the PSD community (staff, students, parents/guardians) and members of the public.
What vaccination is being administered at clinics hosted at PSD facilities?
Currently, students who are ages 12 years or older are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine, so Pfizer vaccinations are administered at clinics hosted at PSD facilities. Individuals who are 18 years old or older may receive any COVID-19 vaccination (Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson, etc.).
Who administers the vaccines at these clinics?
Representatives from the partnering agency or organization, NOT PSD staff, administer the vaccinations.
Who will monitor for possible side effects of vaccinations?
Representatives from the partnering agency or organization monitor for side effects as part of administration of the vaccines.
Is parental consent required for students to receive a vaccine?
Yes. Parents/guardians must be present with their student to give consent for vaccinations. Consent is required for any student who is 17 or younger.
Can a student who is 18 years old or older get a vaccination without parental consent?
Yes. Students who are 18 years old or older are considered legal adults and can choose to get any vaccination – for COVID-19 or otherwise – without parental consent.
Do students, staff or PSD receive financial incentives to participate in these clinics?
No. Neither Poudre School District nor individuals who choose to be vaccinated at a clinic receive money as a result. PSD is providing the facilities at which to host the clinics.
What safety and security precautions are in place at clinics?
When considering requests to host vaccination clinics at PSD facilities, district staff consider many factors, including school schedules, physical spaces available on a requested date/time, as well as safety and security. Vaccination clinics have been hosted in areas at schools that limit the flow of people through a school, such as in main vestibules/lobbies and auxiliary gymnasiums. Doors other than the point of main entry/exit to the clinic are locked and only accessible through use of a PSD-issued security badge. School resource officers (SROs) are also onsite at PSD’s high schools and middle schools and can be requested to attend clinics if they are hosted to PSD elementary schools.