Latest local information on the coronavirus vaccine
COVID-19 Vaccine for 70 and Older
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Boulder Community Health (BCH) recognizes that many of our patients are
wondering about their access to COVID-19 vaccines. While national distribution
of vaccines has started, there are still some elements of that process
being worked out, so we don’t yet know many important details.
BCH has received initial shipments of both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
We anticipate getting weekly vaccine shipments for the foreseeable future.
At this point, we don’t know definitively how much vaccine we will
receive in each weekly shipment.
Colorado’s plan to distribute COVID-19 vaccine is based on federal
guidelines designed to dispense the limited supply of vaccines in an ethical
and transparent way. Boulder Community Health (BCH), like all health systems,
uses our available supply of vaccine to support the state’s plan
within our community.
It’s important to recognize that prioritization plans are subject
to change based on new data about vaccines and the availability of vaccines.
- Distribution of vaccine started with the highest-risk health care workers.
These are the people who have direct contact with COVID-19 inpatients
for longer periods of time as part of their jobs. This phase also included
long-term care facility staff and residents.
- The second group approved to be vaccinated was moderate-risk health care
workers and first responders. This group included health care workers
who do not have prolonged direct contact with COVID-19 patients along
with Emergency Medical Services, firefighters, police and other first
responders. BCH has started vaccinating people in this group.
- The third group scheduled for vaccinations is individuals age 70 and older.
Experience over 2020 has shown that individuals in that age group have
a higher risk for hospitalization and death from COVID-19.
The State has developed a plan for distributing vaccine to all Colorado
citizens. BCH and other Colorado health systems will adhere to those guidelines.
You can find updated information on Colorado’s plan
We anticipate that it will take the majority of this year to vaccinate
At this time, patients cannot make appointments to get the vaccine and
we are not compiling waiting lists for vaccination, so there is no reason
to call a BCH clinic regarding vaccination.
We will update this page as we learn more.