Press Release

CDPHE to send text and email reminders for Coloradans aged 50+ who are due for a fourth dose

STATEWIDE (May 25, 2022) —  Starting tomorrow, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will send text message and email reminders to more than 650,000 Coloradans aged 50 and older whose records in the Colorado Immunization Information System indicate they are due for a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated guidance and strengthened its recommendation for fourth doses. All adults 50 years and older should get a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

CDPHE terminates Family Care Specialists from participation in CDC’s COVID-19 Vaccination and the Vaccines for Children programs

Effective immediately, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment terminated Pueblo-based Family Care Specialists from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 Vaccination and the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program.

CDPHE to update COVID-19 hospital reporting to include reason for hospitalization

STATEWIDE (May 19, 2022) — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will update its hospital data to improve COVID-19 reporting among hospitalizations as part of today’s regular 4 p.m. data update. In order to improve data transparency and provide the public with better hospitalization information, CDPHE requested and began receiving additional data about COVID hospitalizations from hospitals and health systems.