FREE Vaccine Clinic for APS Families on May 28

Aurora Public Schools is partnering with STRIDE Community Health Clinic to host another FREE vaccination clinic for our families. The clinic will be open to individuals ages 12 and older.

Friday, May 28
1:30-7:30 p.m.
Hinkley High School Parking Lot
1250 Chambers Rd.
Aurora, CO 80011

You do NOT need to be a U.S. citizen to receive a vaccine. Providers cannot require ID before offering you a vaccine. Also, state and local public health agencies will NEVER share your information for any immigration or law enforcement purposes. 

Please note that STRIDE will also be giving the second dose of the vaccine to families who received their first doses at the clinic at Hinkley on May 7. Families who will be receiving their second dose should have received information about their second appointment.

REGISTRATION
Please note that STRIDE has a limited number of vaccines so you must register to schedule an appointment. Vaccines are free of charge and will be provided by appointment only. Please register and make your appointment at the link below. You will need to register each individual in your family separately. STRIDE staff may ask you for ID and proof of insurance. However, you do not need to provide an ID or proof of insurance to receive a vaccine.

Register Here: https://links.stride.mycareally.health/sQoL 

  • Everyone signing up must be at least 12 years old by the date of the COVID vaccination. Anyone under the age of 18 must arrive with a parent or legal guardian in order to be vaccinated. 
  • Upon submitting the registration information, an automated email will be sent to the email address you provided. This email will include a link to sign up for the UC Health Portal at www.uchealth.org/access-my-health-connection. We encourage everyone registering for a vaccination to also sign up for this portal. However, signing up for the UC Health Portal is not required.
  • STRIDE will be offering the Pfizer vaccine only. Two doses are required at least 21 days (three weeks) apart. Once you get your first Pfizer vaccine, you will be automatically scheduled for your second dose three weeks later at the same time and place. Please note that you are considered 95% protected against COVID-19 infection two weeks after your second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

PREPARING FOR THE VACCINE   
This is a drive-through event. Everyone should remain in their cars throughout the vaccination process. However, if you are registered for the event and are taking public transportation, you can walk up to be vaccinated.

  • STRIDE staff may ask you for ID and proof of insurance. However, you do not need to provide an ID or proof of insurance to receive a vaccine.
  • Eat something and drink some fluids prior to arrival for your vaccination.
  • Wear a t-shirt or top that allows for easy access to your upper arm without having to remove clothing. 

WHY GET THE COVID-19 VACCINE?
Below are a few of the important reasons why Coloradans should get vaccinated from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

  • So we can go back to the Colorado we love: Getting as many of us vaccinated as possible will hopefully allow us to achieve widespread community immunity so we can get back to the things we love. This past year has been tough, and we have suffered through a lot. The vaccines will help us get back to work, back to spending time with family, and back to a more normal life.
  • To help protect people from getting COVID-19: Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is an effective way to stop people from getting really sick or dying from COVID-19. Being vaccinated means that you are protected from getting seriously ill. It may also reduce the chance that you could spread COVID-19 to others who are more vulnerable.
  • The vaccines are free whether or not you have health insurance or are a U.S. citizen: The vaccines are free. Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance will cover the cost of the COVID-19 vaccines. In addition, uninsured Coloradans will have access to free vaccines. Providers cannot turn away anyone because they can’t pay for the vaccine or don’t have health insurance. Providers also cannot require ID before offering you a vaccine. 

If you would like to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit the Colorado Department of Health and Environment’s website. The CDPHE website also has information about where you and your family can sign up to get vaccinated including several community vaccination sites. You can also call the Colorado COVID-19 hotline at 1-877-268-2926 to ask questions and for assistance to get signed up for vaccination. The hotline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.