Aurora Public Schools hosting COVID-19 vaccine information sessions

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AURORA | Aurora Public Schools is hosting two virtual information sessions next week about the COVID-19 vaccine.

The district is partnering with the Colorado Equity Taskforce to answer any questions community members have about the vaccine.

The sessions will be on Monday, Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 30 at 9:30 a.m. Spanish interpretation will be available at both sessions, interpretation in other languages is available upon request by contacting the language services office at 303-365-7805 or [email protected].

The Zoom link for both sessions is: https://zoom.us/j/92940951210

Youtube livestream for the Monday session: https://youtu.be/0zJoHVHbLtc

YouTube livestream for Thursday session: https://youtu.be/DjdRSFvS1ho

Pfizer said this week its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon.

The vaccine made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech already is available for anyone 12 and older. But with kids now back in school and the extra-contagious delta variant causing a huge jump in pediatric infections, many parents are anxiously awaiting vaccinations for their younger children.

While kids are at lower risk of severe illness or death than older people, more than 5 million children in the U.S. have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began and at least 460 have died, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Cases in children have risen as the delta variant swept through the country.

— The Associated Press contributed to this story

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