Press Release

Colorado pauses use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after joint FDA and CDC announcement

In response to the joint CDC and FDA announcement and out of an abundance of caution, today the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Colorado Joint Vaccine Task Force are alerting providers to temporarily pause use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine.

CDPHE pauses COVID-19 vaccination at site in El Paso County while investigating concerns about vaccine storage 

REMOTE, (April 9, 2021): Today, Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) paused administration of COVID-19 vaccines at Dr. Moma Health and Wellness Clinic in El Paso County as a result of irregularities in vaccine storage and handling. CDPHE will issue a suspension to the provider for their participation in the COVID vaccination program, and they will no longer receive doses while this investigation continues.

State adds percentage of residents vaccinated by county to vaccine data dashboard

REMOTE, (April 8, 2021): Today, the state updated its COVID-19 vaccine data dashboard to reflect the percentage of residents at least partially vaccinated or fully vaccinated by county. This new data supplements current county level data regarding doses distributed and doses administered to provide a more comprehensive snapshot of vaccination progress by county.

The two new data tabs and their definitions are:

CDPHE completes review, determines no cause for concern at Dick’s Sporting Goods Community Vaccination Site

REMOTE, (April 8, 2021): In consultation with the CDC, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has determined that there is no cause for concern surrounding Wednesday’s suspension of vaccinations at Dick’s Sporting Goods Community Vaccination Site. Out of an abundance of caution, vaccinations were temporarily paused yesterday at the site because 11 patients experienced symptoms like nausea, dizziness, and a small number fainted after receiving the vaccine.