CDPHE: CDC approves additional dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 5-11 year-olds

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Today, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved a third (booster) dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 through 11 years. This announcement came after CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to recommend a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine in this younger population. FDA authorized the use of a single booster dose for children 5 through 11 years on Tuesday, May 17. COVID-19 vaccine providers can now begin administering third doses of Pfizer vaccine to children aged 5 through 11 years. A full list of vaccine providers can be found at covid19.colorado.gov/vaccinefinder or by calling 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926).

This authorized third dose will help protect children aged 5 through 11 years as COVID-19 transmission in Colorado continues on a slight upward trend due to the omicron subvariant BA.2.12.1. Some immunocompromised children may need four doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Find out how many follow-up doses your child will need for the highest level of protection with our COVID-19 vaccine follow-up dose calculator

Colorado children aged 5 through 11 years should get their third dose at least five months after their second dose. If possible, children should receive a third dose prior to summer camp, vacation plans, and other activities. It takes two weeks after getting a third dose to build maximum protection. Children who are up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations may be able to avoid quarantining after exposure to COVID-19. Colorado’s Healthy Families and Workplaces Act entitles people to paid time off from work to take their child to a vaccine appointment or care for them if they experience side effects after vaccination.

In addition, CDC strengthened its recommendation that people 50 and older and people 12 and older who are immunocompromised should receive a fourth dose (second booster) at least four months after their first. This update to their previous recommendation comes due to the fact that, while they have the highest coverage of any age group of third doses, most older Americans received their last dose many months ago and this leaves them potentially more vulnerable to the worst outcomes.

Vaccines are the safest, most effective way to slow the spread of COVID-19 and help avoid the worst outcomes — severe illness, hospitalization, and death — among those who do become infected. The authorization makes everyone in the United States aged 5 and older eligible for a third dose of the lifesaving vaccine. Currently, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is the only vaccine authorized or approved for children ages 5 through 17 years.

Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

CDPHE: CDC approves additional dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 5-11 year-olds

CRFR: Fire at Alpine Storage units in Rifle

Colorado River Fire Rescue

5.19.22, 12:45 p.m. – At least 24 storage units have been damaged or destroyed in a fire in Rifle.
The fire occurred at Alpine Storage at 113 Aspen Rd., just west of Cottonwood Mobile Home Park at 8:44 a.m.
Crews witnessed black smoke and large flames upon their arrival and began a defensive attack on the blaze. Mutual aid was called in from Glenwood Springs Fire Department and Grand Valley Fire Protection District. Rifle Police Department, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office – Colorado, Xcel Energy, Covenant Towing and Transport also assisted with the call.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. There was one injury reported.

5.19.22, 9:49 a.m. – Working a structure fire at Alpine Storage units in Rifle. Highway 6 is closed between Mile Pond Road and Peterson Lane.

Structure fire at Alpine Storage units in Rifle.
Structure fire at Alpine Storage units in Rifle.
CRFR: Fire at Alpine Storage units in Rifle

GCECA: Hwy 13 closed due to fire

Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority

5.19.22, 1:10 a.m. – Highway 13 is open at Rifle River Bridge both directions, river bridge between Whiteriver Ave. and I-70.

5.18.22, 10:09 p.m. – Highway 13 is closed at Rifle River Bridge both directions, river bridge between Whiteriver Avenue and I-70, due to a fire.

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GCECA: Hwy 13 closed due to fire

CDOT: Fire in Glenwood Canyon contained

Glenwood Springs Fire Department

May 10, 4:37 pm – UPDATE on the wildfire in Glenwood Canyon. The fire is contained and crews are in mop-up mode. Crews were able to keep the fire at 1/4 acre.

Assisting agencies include Union Pacific Railroad, Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit East and Central Zones, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office – Colorado, and Colorado River Fire Rescue.

Glenwood Springs Fire Department

May 10, 3:34 pm – We are on scene of a small brush fire in Glenwood Canyon, around mile marker 122. The fire is on the south side of the river, and is roughly 1/4 acre in size. There is no threat to the public at this time.

Estamos en la escena de un pequeño incendio de maleza en Glenwood Canyon, alrededor del marcador de milla 122. El incendio está en el lado sur de la interestatal, y tiene aproximadamente 1/4 de acre de tamaño. No hay amenaza para el público en este momento.

Colorado Department of Transportation

May 10, 3:28 pm – Between Exit 121: Grizzly Creek and Exit 123: Shoshone (Glenwood Springs) at Mile Point 121.7. Fire activity, not threatening I-70. There is a right lane closure for eastbound traffic to assist emergency response to the fire.

Do not call 911 if you see smoke in this area.

CDOT: Fire in Glenwood Canyon contained

State health officials investigate a detection of H5 influenza virus in a human in Colorado

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, Colorado Department of Agriculture, Colorado Department of Corrections

Person had direct contact with infected poultry; public health experts say the risk to the public is low.

April 28, 2022—The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has been monitoring and testing people exposed to poultry and wild birds infected with avian flu (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, HPAI), also known as H5N1 flu. Earlier this week, a test revealed the presence of the influenza A (H5) virus in a single nasal specimen from a person who was working on a farm with infected poultry. CDC confirmed the result on April 27, 2022. Repeat testing on the person was negative for influenza. Because the person was in close contact with infected poultry, the virus may have been present in the person’s nose without causing infection.

The adult male, who is younger than 40, is largely asymptomatic, reporting only fatigue. He is now isolating and receiving the influenza antiviral drug oseltamivir (tamiflu) per CDC guidance. Scientists believe that the risk to people is low as H5 flu viruses spread among wild birds and poultry. They do not normally infect humans nor spread from person to person. There are currently no known cases of this H5 flu virus spreading among people. There are no other confirmed human cases in Colorado or the United States at this time.

This positive result is due to direct exposure to infected poultry at a commercial farm in Montrose County. The person, who is an inmate at a state correctional facility in Delta County, was working with poultry as part of a pre-release employment program, where participants have the opportunity to work for private employers and be paid a prevailing wage. The affected flock has been euthanized and disposed of under the guidance of the USDA and CDA. All members of the response team, including other inmate workers, were provided personal protective equipment while working on the farm.

“We want to reassure Coloradans that the risk to them is low,” said Dr. Rachel Herlihy, state epidemiologist, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. “I am grateful for the seamless collaboration between CDC, Department of Corrections, Department of Agriculture, and CDPHE, as we continue to monitor this virus and protect all Coloradans.”

While human infections of the H5 viruses are rare, direct exposure to infected birds increases that risk. Infected birds shed flu viruses in their saliva, mucous, and feces. Public health officials in the United Kingdom confirmed H5N1 virus in January 2022 in a person who was asymptomatic and had direct contact with infected birds.

People should avoid contact with poultry that appear ill or are dead, and avoid contact with surfaces that appear to be contaminated with feces from wild or domestic birds. If you must handle sick or dead poultry, wear gloves and wash your hands with soap and water afterwards. If possible, wear respiratory protection such as a medical face mask and eye protection, such as goggles. CDC also has guidance for specific groups of people with exposure to poultry, including poultry workers and people responding to poultry outbreaks. CDC will continue to provide further updates to the situation and update guidance as needed.

It is safe to eat properly handled and cooked poultry and poultry products in the United States. The proper handling and cooking of poultry and eggs to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit kills bacteria and viruses, including H5N1 viruses.

What flock owners can do

HPAI is a highly contagious and deadly foreign animal disease in domestic poultry. Wild birds serve as a reservoir for influenza viruses and can spread these viruses to poultry. Certain strains of avian influenza are also zoonotic. USDA has published all detections of HPAI in poultry and wild birds on the APHIS website. Learn more about avian influenza and how to report unusual bird deaths on the CDA website at ag.colorado.gov/hpai.

INCREASE BIOSECURITY: It is extremely important for poultry owners to increase biosecurity measures to protect their birds. The USDA Defend the Flock website has helpful resources for keeping poultry healthy in any operation. Commercial poultry producers can use this toolkit to assess their biosecurity practices and preparedness.

MONITOR FLOCKS: Monitor your flock for clinical signs of H5N1, including monitoring production parameters (feed and water consumption, egg production) and increased morbidity and mortality. Any changes in production parameters that could indicate H5N1 should be reported.

REPORT DISEASE: It is important for veterinarians and producers to report any suspicious disease events in poultry flocks to the State Veterinarian’s office at 303-869-9130. If it is after hours, the voicemail message will indicate which veterinarian is on call.

If you have sick birds or birds that have died from unknown causes, help is available at the Colorado Avian Health Call Line at Colorado State University Their number is 970-297-4008.

SECURE FOOD SUPPLY: The Colorado Department of Agriculture strongly encourages poultry producers to enroll as a Secure Food Supply participant through their office. The most important component of ensuring your continuity of business in an outbreak is to enroll in Secure Food Supply and have a biosecurity plan in place. If you would like more information, contact dave.dice@state.co.us or
303-263-2407.

Additional resources:

CDA: Avian influenza
USDA: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza; Defend the Flock
CFSPH: Poultry biosecurity

State health officials investigate a detection of H5 influenza virus in a human in Colorado

GCSO: D’Antiago Lazaro Dominguez-Lopez in custody

Garfield County Sheriff’s Office

D’Antiago Lazaro Dominguez-Lopez in custody

4.25.22, 11:50 a.m. – GARFIELD COUNTY, CO. – This morning, shortly after 11:00 a.m., the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office learned that D’Antiago, (“Dante”), Lazaro Dominguez-Lopez was arrested by the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office in Mesa County. D’Antiago was wanted for the April 24, 2022 shooting that resulted in the death of an 18-year-old male at a quinceañera celebration near Rifle, CO.

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Rifle Police Department, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, the Garfield County all Hazards Response Team (AHRT) and Colorado River Fire Rescue for their efforts the night of the incident and each agency’s part in concluding this manhunt.

We would also like to acknowledge our facebook followers, local news agencies, radio stations and the public for their assistance in this matter.

This is an active investigation, and no additional information will be forthcoming at this time.

Dominguez-Lopez

D’Antiago Lazaro Dominguez-Lopez wanted for homicide

4.24.22, 11:55 a.m. – This morning, shortly after midnight, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a shooting that occurred outside of Rifle. The victim and suspect were attending a quinceañera when the shooting occurred. When sheriff’s deputies arrived, the victim was still alive. He was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction via ambulance where he was treated and later pronounced dead.

A warrant has been issued for D’Antiago, (“Dante”), Lazaro Dominguez-Lopez from Rifle, CO (shown above). D’Antiago is considered, “armed and dangerous”. If you see him or know of his whereabouts, please do not attempt to contact him. If you see D’Antiago, call our dispatch center (970) 625-8095 or 911.

If you have any information for this investigation, please contact the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 970-945-1377 ext. 1075.

GCSO: D’Antiago Lazaro Dominguez-Lopez in custody

Urgent bird flock protection for highly pathogenic avian influenza

Garfield County and CSU Extension

PRESS RELEASE
4.22.22

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Garfield County, CSU Extension, state and federal partners join counties statewide in strong advisories for protecting all bird species following two western slope incidents and others in Colorado for infection from highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1. Migrating wild geese, ducks and other fowl are carrying HPAI pathogens and disseminating the catastrophic illness to flocks of birds that are domestically raised.

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) confirmed April 9 that a Pitkin County backyard operation had 35 of 36 birds become ill with the disease, and in an April 20 release that a commercial operation in Montrose County had to depopulate a vast 60,000 bird flock from spread of the disease.

“While Garfield County does not have any confirmed cases, we are urgently asking people to take immediate measures to protect their flocks,” said Colorado State University Extension County Director Carla Farrand.

She advises that producers who find a sick domestic bird must report any suspicious disease events in poultry flocks to the State Veterinarian’s office at 303-869-9130. If it is after hours, the voicemail message will indicate which veterinarian is on call. For backyard producers, who have sick birds or birds that have died from unknown causes, help is available at the Colorado Avian Health call line at CSU, 970-297-4008.

Signs of illness in birds include:

  • Extreme depression
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Decrease in feed or water intake
  • Swelling or purple discoloration of head, eyelids, comb, wattle, and hocks
  • Decrease in egg production
  • Sudden, unexplained death

“We are working together as a team with local, state and federal partners to provide a safe opportunity for backyard flocks to grow and survive and thrive,” said Farrand. “We do not have commercial meat raising operations in Garfield County, but there are families with 20 or more birds in the Colorado Department of Agriculture programs raising and selling eggs as producers we also are alerting.”

Protective measures for flocks that should be taken immediately are:

  • Cover coops and runs to keep birds inside
  • Wash hands before entering coops and do not handle other people’s birds
  • Wear dedicated flock clothes and shoes
  • Avoid feed stores and other places with poultry
  • Avoid parks and other places with waterfowl
  • Don’t share equipment, and regular disinfect equipment in contact with poultry
  • Don’t attract wild birds with feeders*, feed birds inside coops, clean up feed spills, remove standing water

*All residents – not just producers or backyard operators – are asked to avoid feeding wild birds.

“CSU Extension is working with CSU Avian Flu Lab to make sure that we are educating our community about the best things to keep their back yard poultry safe,” said Farrand. “It will take urgent action to protect domestically raised turkeys, quail, pheasants, geese, and peacocks – all types of birds are of concern. Defend your flocks!” Farrand suggests keeping tame or pet birds indoors until all threat of disease passes as well.

“For backyard chicken producers to get general information on this virus, how it spreads, how to prevent it, and monitoring – we recommend viewing a video webinar,” said Farrand. Bird owners seeking more resources, like biosecurity plans, signage, and webinars, can visit the USDA’s Defend the Flock website or visit PoultryBiosecurity.org.

The US Department of Agriculture confirmed detection of HPAI in wild birds in Sedgwick County in late March. Colorado’s State Veterinarian advised issuing an emergency rule suspending all poultry shows, including meets, sales, swaps, and competitions. The state’s Agricultural Commission approved this emergency rule on March 30. The rule extends until June 30 at the earliest, unless renewed or ended at an earlier date by vote of the Ag Commission and a recommendation of the State Veterinarian.

Members of the community who encounter dead birds in the environment are asked to contact their nearest Colorado Parks and Wildlife office for testing.

Bird owners struggling with stress or anxiety around HPAI can contact Colorado Crisis Services by calling 1-844-494-TALK (8255) or texting TALK to 38255. Farmers and ranchers can receive a voucher for six free sessions with an ag-competent provider through the Colorado Agricultural Addiction and Mental Health Program – campforhealth.com


Resources

Colorado Department of Agriculture:
https://ag.colorado.gov/press-release/usda-confirms-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-detection-in-backyard-flock-in

https://ag.colorado.gov/press-release/usda-confirms-detection-of-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-in-commercial-operation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention bird flu current situation summary: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/avianflu/avian-flu-summary.htm


Colorado Department of Agriculture Animal Health Division and Colorado State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Video webinar


United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service – Defend the Flock program:
https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-disease-information/avian/defend-the-flock-program

Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine – the Center for Food Security and Public Health: Poultry Biosecurity
https://poultrybiosecurity.org/

Colorado Parks and Wildlife:
https://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/News-Release-Details.aspx?NewsID=7859

Colorado Department of Human Services – Colorado crisis services
https://coloradocrisisservices.org/

Colorado Agricultural Addiction and Mental Health Program
campforhealth.com

Media contact

Carla Farrand
County Director
4-H Youth Development Agent
Family and Consumer Science Educator
970-625-3969 ext. 1
970-319-9377 (cell)
carla.farrand@colostate.edu
https://garfield.extension.colostate.edu/

Colorado State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Colorado counties cooperating.  Extension programs are available to all without discrimination.

Urgent bird flock protection for highly pathogenic avian influenza

CDPHE: Fairs, concerts, and community centers added to statewide COVID-19 vaccine clinics calendar

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: CDPHE

Community vaccination clinics continue including evening clinic at La Música de Tu Pueblo concert

STATEWIDE (April 22, 2022) — Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment continues its statewide COVID-19 vaccination campaign this week with clinics scheduled at a variety of community locations including community fairs, community centers, and a special evening clinic at La Música de Tu Pueblo concert at the state fairgrounds. In addition to these events, a full list of COVID-19 vaccine clinics can be found on our website, as well as a list of nearly 2,000 vaccine providers throughout Colorado. We encourage appointments for all clinics, and walk-ups are accepted while vaccine inventory is available each day.  

Community Fairs

Garfield County Child Safety Fair at Rifle Middle School (753 Railroad Ave., Rifle, CO 81650)

Friday, April 29, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled here.

Families are invited to attend the Garfield County Child Safety Fair Friday, April 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Enjoy free food and giveaways, learn safety information, and find local resources for children and families in our communities. In addition, there will be music, dancers, and other entertainment.

La Música de Tu Pueblo State Fair at the Colorado State Fairgrounds (1001 Beulah Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004)

Saturday, April 23, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled here.

La Música de Tu Pueblo live concert with Banda Machos, Ana Barbara and Luis Coronel. Doors open at 6 p.m. and show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the link above. 

Loveland Library-Preschool Readiness Fair  (300 N. Adams Ave., Loveland, CO 80537)

Saturday, April 23, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled here.

Family Fun and Preschool Fair for children birth to 8 years old! Join us on Saturday, April 23rd from 11am – 1pm for an afternoon of FUN including learning activities for kids, book giveaways, family resources, community vehicles, preschool information and SNACKS! The event is free and will be outdoors! (weather permitting)

Community Centers

The Center on Colfax parking lot (1301 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80218)

Tuesday, April 26, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled here.

The Center is a safe and welcoming place for Colorado’s proud, diverse LGBTQ community. We are focused on ensuring that every member of the LGBTQ community has access to the programs and resources they need to live happy, healthy, and productive lives.

Nederland Community Center (Hwy. 750, 72 N., Nederland, CO 80426)

Thursday, April 28, 4-6 p.m. No scheduling link available but walk ups are accepted. 

Nederland Community Center serves the greater Nederland area and provides space for community gatherings, town board and municipal court meetings, fitness and dance classes, and concerts and performances.

The clinics listed above offer Pfizer 12+, Pfizer for children age 5-11, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and flu vaccines. While walk-ups will be accepted based on availability, appointments are strongly encouraged and can be made online using the link in each listing. 

Vaccines are the safest, most effective way to slow the spread of COVID-19 and its variants and to help avoid the worst outcomes (severe illness, hospitalization, and death) among those who do become infected. Staying up to date with all recommended doses is the best way to keep up protection for you, your loved ones, and the community.  Everyone ages 5 years and older should get at least two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Everyone ages 12 years and older should get at least three doses for the highest level of protection. 

Find out how many follow-up doses you or your child will need for the highest level of protection with our new Covid-19 Follow-up Dose Calculator. It is recommended that some people get four or five doses depending on their age and medical conditions.

Many vaccine clinics offer everything a family needs to get the highest level of protection: first and second doses, pediatric doses, and the important third and fourth doses. Most clinics also offer flu vaccine, and it is safe to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and  flu vaccine on the same day. Read our complete listing of where you can get vaccinated. 

Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

Media advisory – Members of the media interested in covering an event should contact media_info@state.co.us to discuss options before arriving at the location. 


INFORMACIÓN SEGUIDA EN ESPAÑOL 

Ferias, conciertos, y centros comunitarios se agregan al calendario de clínicas de vacunación contra el COVID-19 a través de Colorado

Las clínicas comunitarias de vacunación siguen ofreciendo servicios (incluyendo una clínica nocturna en el concierto de La Música De Tu Pueblo)

COLORADO (22 de abril de 2022) — El Departamento de Salud Pública y Medio Ambiente de Colorado prosigue esta semana su campaña de vacunación contra el COVID-19 a través del Estado con clínicas programadas en varias localidades, incluyendo ferias, centros comunitarios, y una clínica especial a realizarse por la noche durante el concierto de La Música de Tu Pueblo en el recinto ferial. Aparte de estos eventos, podrá encontrar una lista completa de las clínicas de vacunación contra el COVID-19 en nuestro sitio web, así como una lista de casi 2,000 proveedores de vacunas en todo Colorado. Se insta a los interesados a registrarse con antelación (si bien se puede concurrir sin cita previa en la medida en que las dosis diarias disponibles no se agoten).  

Ferias comunitarias

Garfield County Child Safety Fair en Rifle Middle School (753 Railroad Ave., Rifle, CO 81650)

Viernes 29 de abril, de 9 a.m. a 3 p.m. Las citas pueden programarse aquí.

Se invita a las familias a asistir a la Garfield County Child Safety Fair el viernes 29 de abril de 11 a.m. a 2 p.m. Disfrute de comida gratis y regalos, aprenda sobre seguridad y encuentre recursos a nivel local para los niños y las familias de nuestras comunidades. Habrá además música, baile y otros entretenimientos.

La Música De Tu Pueblo State Fair en el Colorado State Fairgrounds (1001 Beulah Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004).

Sábado 23 de abril, de 6 p.m. a 8:30 p.m. Las citas pueden programarse aquí.

Concierto en directo de La Música De Tu Pueblo con la Banda Machos, Ana Bárbara y Luis Coronel. Las puertas se abrirán a las 6 p.m. y el espectáculo comenzará a las 7 p.m. Las entradas están disponibles haciendo clic en el enlace anterior. 

Loveland Library-Preschool Readiness Fair  (300 N. Adams Ave., Loveland, CO 80537)

Sábado 23 de abril, de 11 a.m. a 6 p.m. Las citas pueden programarse aquí.

¡Una feria divertida para la familia y los interesados en educación prescolar! Pensada para niños (desde bebés hasta los 8 años de edad). Acompáñenos este sábado 23 de abril de 11 a.m. a 1 p.m.; hemos organizado una tarde de diversión que incluirá actividades de aprendizaje para niños, regalos de libros, recursos para la familia, información sobre educación preescolar y ¡golosinas! ¡El evento es gratuito y se hará al aire libre! (si las condiciones climáticas lo permiten).

Centros Comunitarios

Estacionamiento de The Center on Colfax (1301 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80218)

Viernes 26 de abril, de 10 a.m. a 6 p.m. Las citas pueden programarse aquí.

El Centro de Colfax es un lugar seguro y acogedor para nuestra honrosa y diversa comunidad LGBTQ de Colorado. Nuestro objetivo es asegurarnos de que cada miembro de la comunidad LGBTQ tenga acceso a los programas y recursos que necesita para así poder vivir una vida feliz, saludable y productiva.

Nederland Community Center (HWY  750, 72 N., Nederland, CO 80426)

Jueves, 28 de abril, de 4 p.m. a 6 p.m. No es posible registrarse con antelación, pero se puede acudir sin cita previa. El Centro Comunitario de Nederland presta servicios a la zona de Nederland y ofrece lugar para reuniones comunitarias, reuniones de la junta y del tribunal municipal, clases de fitness y de baile, conciertos y demás funciones.

Las clínicas mencionadas anteriormente ofrecen vacunas Pfizer para mayores de 12 años, Pfizer para niños de 5 a 11 años, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna y vacunas contra la gripe. Si bien, siempre que haya disponibilidad, se puede acudir sin cita previa, se insta encarecidamente a los interesados a programar sus citas con antelación usando el enlace que figura junto a cada centro de vacunación. 

Las vacunas constituyen la herramienta más segura y eficaz para frenar la propagación del COVID-19 y sus variantes, así como para ayudar a que los infectados no sufran los peores desenlaces posibles que el virus es capaz de provocar: cuadro de enfermedad grave, hospitalización o muerte. Para usted, sus seres queridos y la comunidad, estar al día con todas las dosis recomendadas es la mejor manera de mantenerse protegidos.  Cualquier mayor de 5 años debe recibir al menos dos dosis de la vacuna. Todos los mayores de 12 años deben aplicarse al menos tres dosis para alcanzar el máximo nivel de protección. 

Averigüe cuántas dosis suplementarias necesitarán usted o su niño para obtener el máximo nivel de protección utilizando la herramienta calculadora de dosis suplementarias. Se recomienda a algunas personas, dependiendo de su edad y sus afecciones de naturaleza médica, que reciban cuatro o cinco dosis.

Muchas de las clínicas de vacunación ofrecen todo lo que su familia necesita para obtener la más alta protección: primeras y segundas dosis, dosis pediátricas y terceras y cuartas dosis de fundamental importancia. La mayoría de las clínicas también ofrecen vacunas contra la gripe. Aplicarse ambas vacunas (COVID y gripe) el mismo día es seguro. Encuentre aquí la lista completa de los lugares donde usted puede vacunarse. 

Continúe manteniéndose informado visitando covid19.colorado.gov.

Aviso a los medios de comunicación – Aquellos que trabajan en medios interesados en cubrir un evento deberán comunicarse con media_info@state.co.us para averiguar antes de asistir cuáles son las opciones disponibles. 

CDPHE: Fairs, concerts, and community centers added to statewide COVID-19 vaccine clinics calendar

New statewide modeling report projects continued increase of cases; Level of immunity in Colorado projected to prevent high wave

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: CDPHE

DENVER (April 21, 2022) — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Colorado School of Public Health released an updated statewide modeling report estimating approximately?1 in 375 Coloradans are currently infected with SARS-CoV-2. While that number is low compared to previous times in the pandemic, the state is experiencing a slight increase in COVID-19 cases due to the increasing prevalence of BA.2 subvariants. Over the past month, BA.2 has become the dominant variant in the United States and Colorado, and there are now signs that SARS-CoV-2 infections may be increasing in Colorado as percent positivity and detection of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater have ticked upwards in recent weeks.

Hospitalizations in Colorado are starting to show a slight increase. This aligns with the modeling report’s projection that BA.2 may cause an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the next three months, though the peak is expected to be considerably lower than prior peaks.  

“We continue to believe there is a high level of community immunity and protection from severe disease in Colorado due to vaccination and prior infection, and this should help protect Colorado from a surge of severe illness,” said Dr. Rachel Herlihy, state epidemiologist. “However, the spread of the BA.2 variant may cause an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations over the next few months.”

The report also considers the potential impact of future variants on case and hospitalization rates. The severity of a future surge driven by a new variant depends on characteristics of the variant such as how easily it spreads from person to person, whether it causes milder disease or more severe disease, and how much protection people who are vaccinated or previously infected have against the new variant.   

The best protection against all variants of COVID-19 is to get vaccinated with all recommended doses of the lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone, regardless of vaccine status, who experiences symptoms should get tested immediately and isolate while waiting for test results.

If someone in Colorado tests positive for COVID-19, they might be eligible for therapeutic treatment. These treatments work best when they are administered as soon as possible. CDPHE has the latest information on therapeutics and what might work for those that test positive for COVID-19 (and are at risk for getting very sick) on our website at https://covid19.colorado.gov/getting-covid-19-treatment. People who test positive should notify people they’ve been in close contact with, especially those who are at high risk of severe illness, so they can take steps to protect themselves and the people they are in contact with.

The Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) assembled the expert group that works with the state on modeling projections. The group includes modeling scientists at ColoradoSPH and the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, as well as experts from the University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Denver, and Colorado State University.

Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

New statewide modeling report projects continued increase of cases; Level of immunity in Colorado projected to prevent high wave

CDPHE: State issues Public Health Order 22-01 and amends Public Health Order 20-38

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Today, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued two public health orders. The 16th Amended Public Health Order 20-38 follows CDC’s statement that the federal order requiring masks on public transportation conveyances and at transportation hubs is no longer in effect. As such, Public Health Order 20-38 no longer requires masks to be worn on public transit services in Colorado. CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks in indoor public transportation settings.

Public Health Order 22-01 promotes sustainable access to COVID-19 testing for all Coloradans and therapeutic treatment for COVID-19 patients. It requires health care providers do all they can to provide testing and therapeutic treatment. This Order comes as the state continues to transition COVID-19 testing and vaccination to traditional health care settings as laid out in the state’s Roadmap to Moving Forward and it will help ensure that equity and accessibility continue to be prioritized.

To help maintain access to testing services throughout the state, providers that do not use testing materials provided by the State are encouraged to provide testing services and, whenever possible, to do so at no cost to individuals without health insurance or who can otherwise not afford testing. Providers of COVID-19 testing services that use test materials provided at no cost by the state can not charge a fee to the patient for the COVID-19 test.

Any patient eligible for a COVID-19 therapeutics should be offered the treatment for COVID-19 after a discussion with a health care provider about the risks and benefits. Health care providers are encouraged to provide COVID-19 therapeutics immediately within their health care setting on an outpatient basis, or if unable to do so, the provider must refer patients who are appropriate candidates for such therapeutics to outpatient settings. People seeking COVID-19 therapeutic treatment can visit this CDPHE webpage to learn more. Health care providers interested in ordering therapeutics to prescribe for patients should use this form.

PHO 22-01 is effective April 20, 2022 and will continue to be in effect until the Colorado COVID-19 Disaster Recovery Order (Executive Order D 2021 122) is rescinded. The 16th Amended Public Health Order 20-38 is effective April 20, 2022 and will expire at 12:01 AM on May 20, 2022 unless extended.

Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

CDPHE: State issues Public Health Order 22-01 and amends Public Health Order 20-38