Thompson schools and Larimer County invite families to get COVID-19 shots – Loveland Reporter-Herald | #coronavirus | #kids. | #children | #schools

Larimer County and Thompson School District are inviting students and their families to get vaccinated against COVID-19, as newly eligible Coloradans bare their arms for the shot.

Kids as young as 16 are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine — the only vaccine authorized for use among children by the Food and Drug Administration.

Kori Wilford of Larimer County’s Department of Health and Environment said the Pfizer drug has been scarce in Northern Colorado since clinics opened to the general public on April 2.

“All of the parents wanted to know where to get the Pfizer,” she said. “We heard people were driving all of the way up to Wyoming to get their children vaccinated.”

The school district has emailed parents and posted instructions on its Facebook page for signing up through the county. Appointments for teens and families to receive the vaccine may be made at

As of Friday evening, appointments for the Pfizer shot were still available on Saturday.

“We felt it was important to let the families within our district know,” Thompson School District safety and security manager Joe Vodjansky said. “We’ve received inquiries from some of our families, and we wanted to guide them to this resource.”

Thompson teachers were eligible to be vaccinated in Phase 1B.2 of Colorado’s vaccine rollout, which began Feb. 8, about two months after the first health care workers in the state were given their first doses.

Members of the public with questions about registering may contact Larimer County’s call center at 970-498-5500 on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or email county staffers at

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