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Old 12-28-2020, 12:30 PM
 
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My parents, both in their late seventies, were able to get the Moderna vaccine at Anchutz today on a walk in basis. It was being offered to the general public over the age of seventy.
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Old 12-28-2020, 12:52 PM
 
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My parents, both in their late seventies, were able to get the Moderna vaccine at Anchutz today on a walk in basis. It was being offered to the general public over the age of seventy.
This is really good news. Did they have to sign up ahead of time? Is it covered by Medicare? I know of several 70+ people who are waiting for the vaccine before they will feel comfortable going out.
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Old 12-28-2020, 02:17 PM
 
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This is really good news. Did they have to sign up ahead of time? Is it covered by Medicare? I know of several 70+ people who are waiting for the vaccine before they will feel comfortable going out.
They did not sign up. They just showed up, and yes, it was covered.
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Old 12-28-2020, 03:09 PM
 
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A little more detail...

They got a call from a friend who was at the hospital and saw that they were giving out shots so they jumped in the car and headed down.

There was no line when they showed up, but within a half an hour they were turning people away and saying that people needed appointments. It sounds like they had doses that they needed to use up and offered them to the public.

They were given appointments to come back at the end of January for their second doses.
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Old 12-28-2020, 03:32 PM
 
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Hmm... Seems to me Anschutz violated the state protocol. Per the CO Covid web site, we're in phase 1A which includes first responders and nursing home residents and staff. Phase 1B is up next and they don't even qualify for that category.
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Old 12-28-2020, 04:42 PM
 
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Hmm... Seems to me Anschutz violated the state protocol. Per the CO Covid web site, we're in phase 1A which includes first responders and nursing home residents and staff. Phase 1B is up next and they don't even qualify for that category.
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Not sure what prompted it or if it was a one time event.
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Old 12-31-2020, 08:17 AM
 
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Hmm... Seems to me Anschutz violated the state protocol. Per the CO Covid web site, we're in phase 1A which includes first responders and nursing home residents and staff. Phase 1B is up next and they don't even qualify for that category.
Next phase of vaccine distribution expanded to include teachers, grocery store workers, seniors

Governor Polis announced the changes to who is next in line to get a COVID-19 vaccine during a press conference Wednesday.


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The previous plan said all Coloradans age 65 or older were included in Phase 2 of the vaccination distribution plan.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) said they expect the majority of Phase 1A healthcare workers by Jan. 15. They said as that date gets closer they will be able to provide more information about next steps.

Polis said the reason for the shift is due to the increased risk of death for people in that age group — more than 78% of COVID-19 deaths in the state are among adults age 70 and older.

"Any Coloradan 70 and up can now legally receive the vaccine," Polis said. "This will take about 4-5 weeks."
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Old 12-31-2020, 08:55 AM
 
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Different states have different rules, obviously, but this does not surprise me. Uptake of the vaccine in health care workers across the country has been lower than expected. It's one of the reasons (along with poor coordination by state health departments) that the initial "20M people by the end of the year" goal has not been achieved. Once the shipments have been opened, they don't want them to expire. My husband's hospital in Houston quickly went from vaccinating front line clinical staff, to all clinical staff, to any and all staff who wanted it (even non patient facing). DH said he's walked by the vaccine area on more than one occasion and very few people were there getting shots.

The large systems here have already been contacting patients in high risk groups (i.e. above age 70) to schedule vaccines. Both my Father and FIL are scheduled to get vaccines in the next week or two.

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Old 01-02-2021, 03:11 PM
 
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Different states have different rules, obviously, but this does not surprise me. Uptake of the vaccine in health care workers across the country has been lower than expected. It's one of the reasons (along with poor coordination by state health departments) that the initial "20M people by the end of the year" goal has not been achieved. Once the shipments have been opened, they don't want them to expire. My husband's hospital in Houston quickly went from vaccinating front line clinical staff, to all clinical staff, to any and all staff who wanted it (even non patient facing). DH said he's walked by the vaccine area on more than one occasion and very few people were there getting shots.

The large systems here have already been contacting patients in high risk groups (i.e. above age 70) to schedule vaccines. Both my Father and FIL are scheduled to get vaccines in the next week or two.
I heard from a friend at a hospital they have also been getting some shipments with more doses than they thought so have had extras.

In any case, glad the Gov made the change and made it legal for over 70 now.
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Old 01-04-2021, 03:25 PM
 
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Any process, no matter how clunky, that ensures all viable vaccine doses are put into humans before the vaccine goes bad is an acceptable process. Could it be a better process? Absolutely. Is it better than throwing vaccine in the landfill? Absolutely.
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