Hundreds of Denver Public Schools educators, support staff receive COVID-19 vaccine

Hundreds of Denver Public Schools educators and support staff received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday.

The mass vaccination clinic was a partnership between DPS and Denver Health. It was held at Denver Health’s new Outpatient Medical Center.

The goal was to begin vaccinating DPS staff members who work at schools located in communities hit hard by COVID-19.

“You feel seen, you feel valued. You finally feel like all of the hours reinventing the thing that you have done for over a decade is finally
being recognized,” said Bennie Palko, who teaches at Strive Prep – Rise High School and received her vaccination on Saturday.

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