The new bivalent vaccines, specifically formulated to fight the omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variants, come as possible booster fatigue begins to set in
COVID vaccines for the youngest Coloradans are here. We have answers to your questions.
As a pediatrician specializing in infectious diseases at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Dr. Sara Saporta-Keating knows well the toll the coronavirus has had on the country’s youngest residents. The United States has recorded more than 2.5 million cases of COVID-19 in kids ages 4 and younger, according to data presented last week to a Centers for […]
Colorado has identified five cases of a mystery hepatitis in children
Colorado has reported its first cases of severe hepatitis of unknown cause in kids, adding to a growing number of cases nationally being investigated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of Friday, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment had reported five potential instances to the CDC. All met the CDC’s […]
When will COVID vaccines be approved for young Colorado kids? Here’s what we know.
In his practice as a pediatrician, Dr. Sean O’Leary gets a lot of calls from worried parents. And, lately, one kind of call has begun to stand out. “The parents I hear from are the ones who are reaching out to me desperately because they want their kids to have a COVID vaccine,” he said. […]
Colorado está enfrentando dificultades para vacunar a más hispanos. Conoce a la mujer que intenta cambiar eso.
An English-language version of this article can be read here. Julissa Soto llegó temprano a la iglesia el Miércoles de Ceniza, un día tan apropiado como cualquiera para animar a que las personas pensaran en la mortalidad. Últimamente, Soto había estado yendo mucho a la iglesia, parte de un trabajo que ella, como católica devota, […]
Colorado is struggling to vaccinate more of its Hispanic population. Meet the woman trying to change that.
Una versión en español de este artículo está disponible para leerse aquí. Julissa Soto arrived at the church early on Ash Wednesday, as good a day as any for her to urge people to think about mortality. She’d been in church a lot lately, part of a job that she, a devout Catholic, had come […]
Five charts that show how Colorado has fared after two years of COVID
Saturday marks two years since what was then called the “novel coronavirus” was first discovered in Colorado. It’s been a long haul for everyone, but especially for the health care and public health workers on the front lines. For them, these past two years have essentially been a mass-casualty emergency that refuses to let up, […]
What does it take to persuade someone to get a COVID vaccine? Patience, understanding and a lot of love.
A year ago, Chris Battelli faced a dilemma with no easy answer. He was a nursing student at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, studying for a career serving others in the health care system. He’d worked throughout the pandemic on the front lines, first as a COVID tester and then as someone administering […]
Death threats over a vaccine clinic hosted by Littleton Public Schools led to days of anxiety, urgency for the district
New details about the death threats sent to Littleton Public Schools Superintendent Brian Ewert and the board of education following controversy over a district-hosted COVID vaccine clinic convey days of anxiety, uncertainty and urgency for the district. The threats began shortly after two videos surfaced showing a 15-year-old Littleton High School student and a 16-year-old homeschooled student […]
COVID vaccines don’t work for some people. For them, the pandemic remains terrifying.
Two weeks after her first shot of the Moderna COVID vaccine, Lori Welker went in for a blood test. Then she held her breath. The Denver mother of two suffers from EGPA — eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, a rare inflammatory condition. It’s well controlled now, she says, but for years she received twice-a-year infusions of […]