Press Release

CDPHE adds under 5 COVID-19 vaccines to community vaccine clinics; partners with Children’s Hospital Colorado

STATEWIDE (June 24, 2022) — Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is now offering Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for children aged 6 months to 5 years at all its statewide COVID-19 community vaccine clinics. CDPHE has also partnered with Children’s Hospital Colorado to bring mobile vaccine clinics for young children to several of its locations in the Denver Metro Area and Colorado Springs.
 

CDC approves Moderna vaccine for children and adolescents between the ages of 6 and 17

STATEWIDE (June 24, 2022) — Today,  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gave final approval for use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 6 through 11 years and adolescents aged 12 through 17 years. This announcement followed the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ unanimous recommendation and FDA’s approval of emergency use authorization for the vaccine.

CDPHE to send texts and emails to parents and guardians of children younger than five years about newly available COVID-19 vaccines for that age group

STATEWIDE (June 22, 2022) — Starting Thursday, June 23, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will send text message and email notifications to parents and guardians of children younger than five years who can now receive a COVID-19 vaccine. 

CDPHE announces Pride and Juneteenth COVID-19 vaccine clinics 

STATEWIDE (June 17, 2022) — Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is hosting vaccine clinics at a variety of Pride and Juneteenth community celebrations as it continues its statewide COVID-19 vaccination efforts this week. These events are part of CDPHE’s continuing commitment to health equity, meeting people where they are and eliminating barriers to accessing the vaccine. 
 

CDPHE adds previously unreported negative COVID-19 tests to data dashboard

STATEWIDE (May 26, 2022) — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recently identified a data communications issue from one lab that caused an undercounting of negative COVID-19 test results between March 19, 2021 and May 11, 2022. This issue did not affect CDPHE’s ability to capture new cases and positive COVID-19 tests. CDPHE will add these 470,199 previous negative test results as part of today’s regular 4 p.m. data update.