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Colorado bishops warn Catholics about morality of COVID-19 vaccines, citing fetal cells

Catholic bishops from Colorado’s three dioceses warned parishioners about moral questions behind the new COVID-19 vaccines in an open letter this week, noting that vaccine producers may have used aborted fetal cells in creating their vaccines or during lab tests.  The letter from the bishops in Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo comes as the first […]

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Inmates in Colorado, across the U.S. facing big coronavirus risks are not atop vaccine lists

By Colleen Slevin and Patty Nieberg, The Associated Press/Report for America Amber Johnson is terrified her 63-year-old father will get the coronavirus. He has high blood pressure, asthma and is pre-diabetic, and she worries he’s especially vulnerable as an inmate in Colorado, where outbreaks in prisons are raging. Prisons across the U.S. have been hit […]

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Now that the coronavirus vaccine is here, public health agencies must convince Coloradans to take it

Vaccines won’t end this pandemic. Vaccination will.  Scrambling five letters at the end of a word is far more than semantics, say experts like  Immunize Colorado’s Stephanie Wasserman. The seemingly magical public health power of a highly effective vaccine dissipates immediately if too many people refuse to actually take the vaccine.  Colorado needs to get […]

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“Absolutely historic”: First doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine arrive in Colorado, are administered

Colorado received its first shipment of the coronavirus vaccine Monday morning, launching a months-long inoculation process that health officials hope will start to have meaningful effects on limiting transmission of the disease in the state by late spring. A FedEx van delivered 975 doses of Pfizer’s vaccine to the Colorado Department of Public Health and […]

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Colorado to receive first coronavirus vaccine shipment, administer first shots on Monday

Colorado will receive its first shipment of the coronavirus vaccine on Monday morning and then begin inoculating health care workers later in the day, the governor’s office said. The news comes after the Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a vaccine manufactured by Pfizer for emergency use. The vaccine is being quickly shipped across […]

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FDA greenlights distribution of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine; doses could arrive in Colorado in days

By Lauran Neergaard and Matthew Perrone, The Associated Press The U.S. gave the final go-ahead Friday to the nation’s first COVID-19 vaccine, marking what could be the beginning of the end of an outbreak that has killed nearly 300,000 Americans, according to a person familiar with the decision but not authorized to discuss it publicly. […]

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Federal advisory panel endorses widespread use of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine

By Lauran Neergaard and Matthew Perrone, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A U.S. government advisory panel endorsed widespread use of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine Thursday, putting the country just one step away from launching an epic vaccination campaign against the outbreak that has killed close to 300,000 Americans. Shots could begin within days, depending on how […]

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General public in Colorado likely won’t have access to coronavirus vaccine until summer 2021

The general public in Colorado likely won’t have access to a coronavirus vaccine until the summer of 2021, state officials said Wednesday, though inoculations for health care workers and nursing home residents could start within a week. A distribution plan unveiled Wednesday by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment prioritizes health care workers, […]

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Colorado’s final coronavirus vaccine preparations include practicing for high-stakes delivery road trips

At 8:06 a.m. on Tuesday, a plain cardboard box about the size of a large suitcase was placed on a dolly and wheeled out of a building near the busy runways at Denver International Airport.  The precious cargo inside represented — hopefully — the beginning of the end of the coronavirus pandemic: vials of a […]

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Which Coloradans should receive the coronavirus vaccine first? The answer depends on who you ask.

Here’s a simple question for a pandemic where nothing is ever as simple as it seems: When should college students living in dorms get the coronavirus vaccine? In one way of looking at this question, college-age people are among the least likely Coloradans to die from COVID-19 or to need hospitalization, making them among the […]