Vaccine Clinic for DMPS students
Dear DMPS high school families:
Over the past few months, access to the COVID-19 vaccine has allowed many aspects of life to begin to return towards normal in Iowa. Des Moines Public Schools encourages people to take advantage of getting vaccinated so that more and more aspects of school can safely resume.
To support that effort, MercyOne (our partner for administering thousands of vaccinations to school staff earlier this year) is partnering with Roosevelt High School to host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for all eligible DMPS high school students.
- Will utilize Pfizer vaccine, currently authorized for ages 16 and older (authorization may be extended down to age 12 in the next week or so).
- Pfizer is given as two doses, three weeks apart; both doses are necessary to be considered “fully vaccinated” per CDC guidance.
- The first dose clinic will be Wednesday, May 12 and the second dose clinic will be on June 2.
- Roosevelt High School Large Gym — enter at the South Commons (entrance by the track)
- 3:30-5:30pm — school dismissal traffic will be lighter after 3:45pm
- DART route 60 stops in front of Hubbell (short walk to Roosevelt) — plan your trip using MyDart
- A consent form is required for all individuals. Please complete ALL sections except the vaccine administrator section and return it to the school nurse in-person or by email by Tuesday afternoon.
- Students who are age 18 may complete their own consent.
- Students who are under 18 must have a parent sign the consent ahead of time OR bring their parent with them to the vaccination appointment.
- This clinic is free and open to ALL eligible DMPS high school students and family members over age 16.
We know not all individuals may be ready to take the COVID-19 vaccine. If you would like more information about the benefits of vaccination, the Pfizer vaccine, or side effects with vaccines, please check out the CDC’s website or contact your school nurse.
The COVID-19 vaccination is a major step in putting the pandemic behind. For students, teachers, and staff, it will help us return to normal in everything from our classrooms to activities and athletics. Please consider taking advantage of this opportunity.