Covid Update 1/27/2021by Whitney Kennedy on 01/27/21
January 27, 2021
Colorado has given:
458,000 first doses of Covid-19 vaccinations
(7-8% of Coloradoans have gotten first dose)
82,659 second doses of Covid-19 vaccinations
o We expect 80,500 doses will be delivered to Colorado next week
Age itself is the greatest risk factor for dying from Covid-19
o Current priorities are to vaccinate the 530,000 persons 70 years old and up in Colorado
o Colorado’s goal still remains to have 70% of persons 70 years old and up by February 28th
This weekend at Coors Field
10,000 Covid-19 vaccines to be given to patients 70+
Sign-up at www.uchealth.org/covid
or call 720-462-2255
o Initial data show that the current Covid-19 vaccinations available in the U.S. are effective against the UK variant B.1.1.7- not only is this variant more contagious than the variants that have been spreading through the US recently, there is preliminary data that shows that the B.1.1.7 UK variant may cause more severe disease than initially thought. With initial genomic monitoring in Colorado, which is not comprehensive yet, 10 cases of the UK variant have been found.
o Discussions are in process for a date to open vaccine qualification to persons 65 years old and up
o According to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, in most cases individuals who have received 2 doses of the Covid-19 vaccination do not need to quarantine after exposure to Covid-19 once 2 weeks have passed since the second vaccine. Once you are fully vaccinated you need to continue the same precautions (ie masks, washing hands, social distancing) because we are not sure if a vaccinated person can still transmit the virus to unvaccinated people.
o According to the CDC, patients that have had Covid-19 disease may still safely receive the vaccines.
o According to Governor Polis, teachers have been pushed up to approximately March for vaccinations.
Governor Polis’ most recent update from 1/26/2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3duzoUMJvU