Do We Mandate Other Kinds Of Vaccines
There are all kinds of other vaccine mandates, or mandates-with-small-loopholes. Take the annual flu shot, for example. Colorado is among the states that require health care employers to certify that at least 90% of their employees get the annual flu shot. This was somewhat controversial when it was passed by the state Board of Health in 2012, but Colorado was by no means the first state to do this. Employees can offer a medical reason for not getting the flu shot but other exemptions are not allowed.
You can argue with the philosophy of the mandate, but its hard to argue with its effectiveness. At Denver Health, for example, 99% of employees got the flu shot this year, a spokeswoman said. Any given years flu vaccine may only be up to 60% effective at blocking infections, but public health experts believe it prevents millions of dangerous cases each year.
Denver Health says that out of about 7,000 employees subject to the flu vaccine, it gets 40 to 50 medical exemption requests and 50 to 60 religious exemption requests a year.
Colorado schools are another place with a mandate. School-age children are required to get the standard pediatric set of vaccines such as measles, mumps, whooping cough and more, though not the flu.
Vaccine advocates in Colorado who oppose the nationally-promoted legislation prohibiting mandates for coronavirus want to make sure new policies dont mess with the existing flu shot requirement, which they find enormously successful.
Covid Variants In Colorado
CDPHE officials have said research suggested that variants could become the dominant strains in the U.S. by April, which could lead to a spring surge in cases. That evidence, which included low transmission rates of variants in Colorado, did not suggest that was happening at this time, officials said.
So far, two variants have been identified in Colorado: the B117 strain first discovered in the United Kingdom, and the L452R variant discovered in California, officials said.
Overall, 1 in every 194 Coloradans are currently positive for COVID-19, and only a very small portion of that population are infected with a variant, CDPHE said on Friday.
Some Children Aged 12 To 15
Children aged 12 to 15 can get vaccinated against COVID-19 if either:
- they live with someone who is more likely to get infections
- they have a condition that means they’re at high risk from COVID-19
Conditions that mean your child may be at high risk and can get vaccinated are:
- a severe problem with the brain or nerves, such as cerebral palsy
- Down’s syndrome
- severe or multiple learning disabilities
- a condition that means they’re more likely to get infections
If your child is eligible for vaccination, you’ll be contacted by a local NHS service such as their GP surgery to arrange their appointments.
People With Other Conditions That Put Them At Higher Risk
People with certain other health conditions are at high risk and can get the COVID-19 vaccine .
These conditions include:
- long-term lung conditions
- long-term conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels
- chronic kidney disease
- long-term liver conditions
- conditions affecting the brain or nerves
- learning disabilities
- a condition or treatment that makes you more likely to get infections
- severe mental conditions
- severe obesity
If you have a condition that means you can get the COVID-19 vaccine, the NHS will contact you to arrange your vaccination appointments.
You can also book appointments at a larger vaccination centre or pharmacy now if you would like to.
Some charities have worked with the NHS to produce advice about health conditions and COVID-19 vaccination.
What About Those Eligible For Booster Shots Now
Some people who already are eligible under guidelines from the CDC can go out and get their third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine immediately. The list of immunocompromised people who can get a third shot includes solid-organ transplant recipients and people who have an “equivalent level of immunocompromise” and who have a reduced ability to fight off infections, making them more vulnerable to the coronavirus. Booster authorization hasn’t yet been expanded more broadly to those with other chronic medical conditions.
The current CDC recommendation is for an additional dose of the two-shot vaccine for certain immunocompromised people, which is a small group. Within that category, the recommendation is for those 18 and older for the Moderna vaccine, and 12 and older for the Pfizer vaccine. The FDA didn’t authorize an additional dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and because of a lack of data, the CDC hasn’t recommended a second dose for immunocompromised people who got the one-shot vaccine.
About 3% of US adults are immunocompromised, according to the CDC, but research suggests they account for about cases of COVID-19. Not only are they more likely to get very ill from COVID-19, they also have a lower antibody response to vaccines and are at a higher risk of transmitting the virus.
If you’re unsure whether you’re qualified, the CDC says to talk to your medical provider about your health condition and whether a third dose is appropriate.
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Vaccine Registration For Ages 12
Patients between the ages of 12 and 18 need to complete the following consent form and bring it with them to their vaccination appointment.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Your Appointment and Visit at Denver Health
Currently, all Coloradans aged 12 and over are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. The FDA issued full approval for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for adults 16+, meaning it is now only under the Emergency Use Authorization for teens .
Everyone is eligible for COVID-19 services, no matter their immigration status. A Social Security Number and/or government ID may be requested, but is NOT required to get a vaccine.
The Covid-19 vaccine is free no out of pocket costs or co-pays will be collected. However, a patients insurance may be billed the administration fee for the vaccination. Please note, that current insurance information, if not up to date in your MyChart account, will be collected and your insurance may be billed accordingly.
Do I Have To Pay For The Vaccination
You should not have any out-of-pocket costs for getting the vaccine. AARP fought to make sure the federal governmentis covering the cost of the vaccineitself. Providers can recoup a fee for administering the shot, but not from consumers. They would be reimbursed by the patients insurance company or the government . According to Colorado’s state plan, costs to administer the vaccine will be covered by Medicare, Medicaid, Colorados Child Health Plan Plus and private insurance. COVID-19 vaccinations are free of charge for uninsured Coloradans. There are already reports of scammers purporting to offer COVID vaccines and treatments and trying to charge for them. AARPs Fraud Watch Network is tracking the latest scams.
How To Schedule An Appointment
To get your vaccine at Childrens Colorado, you will need to follow two easy steps:
Please note these important details:
- At your first appointment, the second appointment for your second dose will automatically be scheduled for the same time, 21 days later.
- When you schedule, please make sure you are available at the time you select, as well as the same time 21 days later.
- All individuals under the age of 18 receiving a vaccine must have exactly one parent or legally authorized guardian present with them to sign a physical consent form. This is required for both doses.
- Minors cannot come to vaccine appointments alone.
- For safety reasons, we cannot accommodate crowding in our vaccine clinics.
If you cant find a convenient slot when you first log in, remember to check back regularly to see if new appointments have been added.
If you need help making an appointment, you can also call 720-777-8889.
Patients from out of state
Current patients and individuals who live outside of Colorado are eligible to get vaccinated at Childrens Colorado.
Information For Parents Caregivers Or Legal Guardians
Under the New Brunswick Medical Consent of Minors Act, children can give consent as a mature minor to receive health care, like getting a vaccine. Under certain conditions they do not require parental consent; however, it is preferred that parents/legal guardians consent to immunizations for minors younger than 16.
For more information on Mature Minor consent for COVID-19 vaccination:
Should People Wait To Get The Covid
You dont have to wait. Out of an abundance of caution, the CDC first recommended that people wait to get the COVID-19 vaccines if they had recently gotten other vaccinations. Now that we have more data from the many people who have gotten COVID-19 vaccines, we know that the risks of having an adverse event to the COVID-19 vaccine on its own or with another vaccine is very low. The CDC has changed its guidance based on this data. COVID-19 vaccines and other vaccines may now be given at the same time or within 14 days of each other.
Ui Division: Those Fired For Refusing Vaccine May Not Be Eligible For Jobless Benefits
FILE – In this March 2, 2021, file photo, pharmacy technician Hollie Maloney loads a syringe with Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at the Portland Expo in Portland, Maine. The U.S. gave full approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021.
Employees who quit or are fired for failing to follow their employer’s policies on COVID-19 vaccinations may not be eligible for unemployment insurance, a spokesperson for the state Division of Unemployment Insurance said on Monday.
The update comes as Colorado is outpacing the country as a whole in terms of pandemic job recovery, dropping UI claims in the state to below pre-pandemic levels.
Vaccine Providers And Public Health Professionals
The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented and distributing a COVID-19 vaccine will require a large scale effort by state, local, and private sector partners. CDPHE enrolls providers, distributes vaccines, and tracks administered vaccine doses every day with our Vaccines for Children program, using our robust Colorado Immunization Information System .
Our commitment is to provide the clearest information we can and to distribute COVID-19 vaccine in the most efficient and equitable manner possible. CDPHE will work closely with local public health agencies, vaccine providers, healthcare systems, pharmacies, and other partners throughout the enrollment and distribution process and beyond to assist with any identified training or technical assistance needs.
We will continuously update this page as new information becomes available.
On this page:
Vaccine ordering and distribution process
In collaboration with local public health agencies, CDPHE is inviting interested providers to enroll in the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program as part of its efforts to quickly mobilize additional COVID-19 vaccine providers across the state and to increase access to COVID-19 vaccination for all Coloradans. Please note that some national pharmacy chains and federal entities will enroll directly with CDC.
Requirements to enroll as a COVID-19 vaccine provider:
- Who will use it:
What Does The Latest Polling Say About Coloradans Willingness To Get Vaccinated
Recent polling by the state suggests there are still hurdles to ensuring that 70% to 80% of the population is vaccinated in order to reach herd immunity and knock out the pandemic.
Sixteen percent of those polled said they would not get the vaccine, while 10% said they would only get it if they are required to get inoculated. Forty-nine percent of those polled said they will get it as soon as they can while 25% said they will wait and see how its working before they get innoculated.
The poll, conducted by Kupersmit Research on behalf of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and aimed at determining Coloradans feelings about being inoculated, surveyed 592 Colorado adults between Feb. 17 and March 1 who have yet to be vaccinated. It had a margin of error of 4 percentage points.
Of the people who said they would not get vaccinated or would only get vaccinated if they are required to do so, 45% said they were worried about the vaccines safety and side effects, while 28% said they were worried about the vaccines being too new, rushed and not studied enough. About 8% percent said they were fearful the vaccines contained microchips or are being used for population control.
While the numbers may seem bad, they are improving. Brandy Emily, deputy director of the immunization branch at CDPHE, told state lawmakers last month that vaccine hesitancy has dropped since the state began polling in September.
Who Could Qualify For The Covid
Earlier this month, health officials in the Biden administration recommended an additional shot for Americans 18 and over who are fully vaccinated with the Pfizer or Moderna shots, proposing a booster eight months after being fully vaccinated.
On Friday, during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Biden said administration health officials were evaluating a five-month gap, based in part on data from Israel’s booster program. The news followed a report by The Wall Street Journal that the Biden administration was evaluating a booster shot six months after the last jab.
Whatever the time gap, the booster plan would need to be evaluated and approved by the Food and Drug Administration, which will review the safety and effectiveness of a third dose of the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines. The plan is also pending recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
“We believe that that third dose will ultimately be needed to provide the fullest and continual extent of protection that we think people need from the virus,” Murthy said. “Our plan is to stay ahead of this virus by being prepared to offer COVID-19 booster shots to fully vaccinated adults 18 years and older.” Murthy said the FDA will evaluate booster shots for those younger than 18 years of age, and the administration will follow FDA recommendations for minors.
What Happens If I Miss My Appointment
Please becourteous:If you find and take an appointment somewhere else, remember to call and cancel any appointments you mayhave made here.
Childrens Colorado is taking proactive steps to vaccinate as many individuals as possible while limiting the potential for waste. If you do not keep your appointment or are more than1 hourlate for your time slot, you will not have another opportunity to receive the vaccine at Childrens Colorado.
What To Expect At The Clinic
Get ready for your appointment:
- Bring your medicare card.
- Wear a short-sleeved shirt or a shirt with sleeves that can easily be rolled up.
- Bring a mask with you. You will be required to wear a mask at all times.
- Arrive 5 minutes early to your appointment and expect to stay at least 15 minutes after your vaccine.
If this is your second dose:
- Your Record of Immunization .
Follow signage and instruction to complete the registration process, get your vaccine, and wait in the observation area.
Please be patient, even with appointments the clinic could be running behind schedule.
Should The Uk Really Have A Booster Campaign When Poorer Countries Have Yet To Offer A First Dose To So Many Of Their Own Citizens
There are clearly ethical as well as scientific arguments about a booster campaign.
For people such as those with weakened immune systems in whom it takes three doses to do the job of two, there is a clear benefit. However, for the rest of the population the evidence so far shows two doses are providing lasting protection from becoming seriously ill and needing hospital treatment.
The head of the Oxford Vaccine Group, Professor Sir Andrew Pollard has said doses need to go where they can have the greatest impact to protect unvaccinated people abroad.
Everyone Age 12 And Over Are Eligible In Colorado
Medical Services is providing free COVID-19 vaccines to CU Boulder students, staff and faculty. Vaccines are available by appointment or during one of our drop-in clinics.
Free mobile vaccine clinics
CU Boulder students, staff and faculty can receive a free COVID-19 vaccine through one of the following mobile clinics on campus. The majority of clinics will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments are not required. Masks are required when inside the bus.
- Aug. 23, 24, 26 and 27 at 510 30th Street
- Sept. 7, 9, and 10 at 1669 Euclid Avenue
Lost Record Of Immunization
If you have a copy of your record of immunization, you can book at either a clinic held by VitalitÃ© or Horizon health networks or at a Pharmacy.
- If you have lost your Record of Immunization and got your first dose at a New Brunswick Pharmacy, you can book an appointment through either a pharmacy or a clinic hosted by a health authority.
- If you have lost your record of immunization and got your first dose at a clinic hosted by a regional health authority, you must again book through a regional health authority.
- If you got your first dose outside of New Brunswick and have lost your record of immunization, you will need to contact the jurisdiction or organization that provided the first dose to obtain a record of that dose.
All Coloradans 16 And Older Can Get Covid
DENVER Gov. Polis announced today that the state will be moving into Phase 2 of vaccine distribution on Friday. This means that every adult Coloradan will be eligible to sign up for vaccination beginning then.
To date, 2.5 million Coloradans have received a vaccine dose, including 960,000 who are fully vaccinated and another 1.6 million who have received just their first dose.
This equates to nearly half of the states population that has some amount of protection through vaccines.
Polis said he expects the state to move through the remaining vaccinations quickly.
We still anticipate by mid-late May, 6-8 weeks from now, everyone who wants the vaccine will have had the vaccine. Itll take about 6-8 weeks. That can be a frustrating 6-8 weeks, Polis said.
Despite the frustration, it may be rewarding in the long run for those who have been waiting months for a shot at immunity from COVID-19. Polis said adding more sites around the state is driving the expansion.
One of the reasons we are confident in expanding access to the vaccine to everybody is these six sites that will all be up and running, full throttle, by April 2, able to administer as many doses of the vaccine as we get, Polis said.
The state also plans to continue giving 15% of all the doses to equity clinics for underserved communities. Now, some of those doses will be hitting the road.
These plans coming after the federal government announced a big uptick in vaccine supply.
Garfield County Public Health
Walk-ups accepted at all scheduled clinics.
Vaccine type – clinics will offer either Moderna or Pfizer for first or second doses. We will try to have some Johnson & Johnson available at all clinics . When scheduling your appointment, please mark which vaccine you prefer. While appointments are not needed, this helps to ensure we have doses available.
Location and confirmation – The specific clinic location is listed on the registration form. You will receive a confirmation notice upon registration.
Second doses– can be received at any Garfield County Public Health clinic, no matter where you received your first dose. Pfizer second doses are allowed 21 days later and Moderna second doses are allowed 28 days later. *Second doses can be given up to 6 weeks later, though it is recommended to try to stay on the 21 or 28 day schedule if possible.
Glenwood Springs, Public Health
What Should You Know Before Getting Your Shot: Here’s What To Do And Not Do Before And After Getting The Covid
9Health Expert Dr. Payal Kohli shared these tips for what to do before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment:
– DO: Eat a good meal and drink lots of water.
– DON’T: Take Tylenol or Ibuprofen before, as it could potentially dampen some of the immune responses activated by the vaccine.
– DO: Avoid alcohol before your vaccination shot, as it could hamper your immune response.
– DON’T: Plan a hard workout right after getting your vaccine. While moderate exercise can help with immune response, upping your intensity could have the opposite effect.
– DO: Talk to your doctor if you’re taking medication for an autoimmune condition.
– DON’T: Get a vaccine right after you’ve tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed. The current guidance is to wait to get vaccinated until three months after a natural infection.
DO: Monitor your symptoms after the vaccine. Arm pain should go away after 48 hours, and flu-like symptoms are possible in the days following your dose.
You can also track your symptoms on the Centers for Disease Control V-Safe online health tracker to monitor your symptoms and get text message check-ins daily, then weekly.
Vaccine Information For Youth Aged 12 To 17
Getting vaccinated is easy. Everyone age 12 or older is eligible to get vaccinated.
If you are aged 16 or older, you can book an appointment yourself, with your friends or with your family.
Parents/Guardians have an important role in discussing treatments which affect a minorâs health and well-being. It is highly recommended that parents/legal guardians discuss COVID-19 disease and immunization with their children in a loving and caring environment.
If you are aged between 12 to 15 and your consent is filled by your parent or legal guardian, you can make plans with friends or your family to get appointments at the same time.
If you want to get vaccinated with a group of friends or your family, you must each have an appointment. To book your appointment, you first need to register here or can contact a local pharmacy for an appointment.
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is the only vaccine Health Canada has approved for use in children aged 12 to 17. If you would like more information on the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, .
How Soon After Your Covid
Although the American Red Cross and FDA have said you can donate blood immediately after getting the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines without needing a waiting period, the opinion of 9Health Expert Dr. Payal Kohli is more conservative. She recommends NOT donating blood for at least two weeks after your vaccine dose for the following reasons:
1. You may have a fever, feel run down or have symptoms after receiving the vaccine. If you have a fever, you cant donate blood. And, If you have fatigue, weakness or other symptoms after the vaccine, it may not be a good idea to donate blood when you are not feeling well as this may worsen your symptoms.
2. Although the blood donation facilities are very safe and taking the utmost precautions, you want your immunity against COVID-19 to be maximized when you go in for the donation because well…you can’t donate blood virtually.
3. For most other vaccines, the recommendation has been to wait at least two weeks before blood donation. The data and recommendations are still evolving for the COVID-19 vaccine and the information at hand is limited. It is also important to note that there is ongoing discussion around the Johnson and Johnson and the Astra-Zeneca vaccines, which are not mRNA vaccines. They may require a waiting period. And, if you don’t know which vaccine you received, you will also likely have a waiting period of two weeks before you can donate blood.