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CDPHE to send text messages to Coloradans eligible for COVID-19 booster who live near a community vaccination site

STATEWIDE (Dec. 13, 2021) — Starting Monday, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will send text notifications to Coloradans 18 years of age and older who have not yet received a COVID-19 booster dose and live in close proximity to one of the state’s large community vaccination sites. Many of these sites can accommodate up to 1,000 doses per day on weekends. 

Over the next four days CDPHE will send text messages to people whose records in the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS) indicate they are:

COVID-19 omicron variant confirmed in Colorado

DENVER, (Dec. 2, 2021): Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has confirmed its first case of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in Colorado. The case was identified in an adult female resident of Arapahoe County who had recently traveled to Southern Africa for tourism. She is experiencing minor symptoms and is isolated and recuperating at home. She had been fully vaccinated and was eligible for the booster vaccine but had not received it yet.