How COVID-19 Vaccine Benefits My Child’s Access to In-Person Learning?

When and Where Can You Get Your Child's Shot?

By Thompson School District & Larimer County Dept. of Health & Environment November 8, 2021

From TSD:

A student’s vaccination status frequently determines whether they are required to quarantine following a high-risk exposure to COVID-19.  Due to the effectiveness of the immunizations, students who are vaccinated are often able to remain in school following an exposure. In other words, vaccinating your child against the disease is one of the most effective ways to help ensure that they are able to maintain in-person instruction and minimize disruptions to their learning.

COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunities

Below is a list of COVID-19 vaccination clinics that are available for students (5 years old and up), families and community members throughout the district.  Additional opportunities can also be viewed by visiting this website managed by the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment.

The clinics in this list will be hosted by the State of Colorado’s mobile vaccination bus, which is partnering with TSD to be on-site twice a week from November 9 through the end of the calendar year. Flu shots will also be available at all locations. Please note that initial supplies of COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 may be limited. Information will be updated on the district’s website as it becomes available.

Tuesday, November 9

11 AM - 6 PM

Mountain View High School

3500 Mountain Lion Drive, Loveland

Register Here:

Additional Vaccine Bus Tentative Dates

(Hours of operation are 11 AM to 6 PM at each location.)

November 11 - Berthoud Elementary

November 15 - Cottonwood Plains Elementary

November 17 - Mary Blair Elementary

November 30 - Coyote Ridge Elementary

December 2 - Winona Elementary

December 7 - Big Thompson Elementary

December 9 - Bill Reed Middle School

December 14 - Lucile Erwin Middle School

December 16 - Walt Clark Middle School

Registration links for the additional clinics as well as other opportunities will be posted soon on the district website.  If you have any questions, please contact Katie O’Donnell at

From Larimer County Department of Health & Environment:

COVID-19 Vaccines Recommended for Kids Ages 5-11

The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommended that children ages 5 to 11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine is safe and provides a strong immune response for children ages 5 to 11. COVID-19 vaccines have undergone – and will continue to undergo – the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history.

LCDHE nurses are preparing to offer COVID-19 vaccines to 5–11-year-olds at their locations in Loveland and Fort Collins during special hours dedicated to vaccinating this age group. Starting later this week, parents and guardians will be able to make an appointment at for their child to get their first shot. LCDHE will begin vaccinating those ages 5-11 on November 8th.

We understand that parents and guardians may have concerns and questions about this vaccine for their children. We encourage them to talk with their healthcare providers and review information from reliable sources. We encourage parents and guardians to talk with their child’s healthcare provider and make a plan for getting their child vaccinated against COVID-19.

Information and resources for parents and families: