COVID-19 Booster Shots + Vaccines for children 5-11 years

This week, CDC has expanded the Emergency Use Authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to children ages 5-11

Beginning Friday, Nov. 5, CDPHE is partnering with Children’s Hospital Colorado to offer vaccines for children age 5 to 11 years. Adults and children age 12 and older may also receive COVID-19 vaccines at these clinics on a walk-in basis while supplies last. View the calendar to find clinic dates and sign up for an appointment for your child in advance.
Additionally, CDC made the following recommendations about COVID-19 vaccine booster shots. Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccine recipients who completed their initial series at least six months ago and are: 

should get a booster dose. People age 18-49 with underlying medical conditions and people age 18-64 who work or live in high-risk settings may get a booster shot.
Recipients of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine should get a booster dose if they are at least two months out from their shot.
You may choose which vaccine you receive as a booster shot. CDC recommendations allow for mixing and matching booster shots. Click here to find a vaccine provider near you.
We also strongly encourage all members of the CC community to get a flu shot. It is safe to receive a flu shot and your COVID-19 booster dose at the same appointment.
Please see the CDC website for more details. Consult with your healthcare provider if you are not sure if you should receive a booster dose. Remember to bring your vaccination card to your appointment.
The COVID-19 transmission level in El Paso County remains very HIGH. CDC and the El Paso County Department of Public Health recommend indoor masking, regardless of vaccination status, when transmission levels are substantial or high.   
The vast majority of exposures of CC community members occur when members of our campus community interact outside of the CC community. Common exposure activities include unmasked indoor activities such as visiting friends and family, parties and other gatherings, restaurants, as well as travel. 
Please remember to take steps to protect yourself and others:  

  • Wear a mask indoors when off campus; indoor masks are required on campus (unless in your personal residence or office).
  • We recommend KN95 masks or similar (e.g., KF94, N95,) surgical, or cloth masks with at least three layers.
  • Make sure your mask fits snugly against your face on all sides and does not leave gaps. A well-fitting mask acts as a filter and catches viral particles that otherwise you would inhale. 
  • Stay home and away from others if you don’t feel well. Free, over-the-counter tests are available from CDPHE using the Rapid At-Home testing program
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