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FDA signs off on extending booster shots to Americans who got Moderna or Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine

By Matthew Perrone and Lauran Neergaard, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — U.S. regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially. The Food and Drug […]

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Colorado’s new coronavirus vaccine phase, plenty of available shots draws people to rural Colorado

Hugo’s population of 730 jumped by almost half on Friday —  at least for a few hours — as hundreds of people descended on the Eastern Plains town hoping a single-dose inoculation would help put the pandemic in the rearview mirror. The Lincoln County Fairgrounds were covered in vehicle lines for hours, from diesel pickup […]

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Opinion: Coloradans should pay fair prices for prescription drugs

Americans are grateful for the COVID-19 vaccines — quickly produced, safe and effective, and currently free to receive — and await their turn to receive their shots. Yet, far too many of us cannot afford the drugs vital to our health.  Drug corporations continue to make hefty profits from setting drug prices that far exceed […]

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Colorado lawmaker who also works as ER nurse gets coronavirus vaccine, hopes to show others it’s safe

Kyle Mullica, a state representative who also works as an emergency room nurse, received his first dose of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday, saying he hopes to show others that the inoculation is safe and leaving open the possibility of legislative action to ensure it reaches enough people to end the pandemic.   “I trust the […]

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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 […]