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Nurse inserting needle in COVID-19 Vaccine vial
As of today, 663,095 individuals (54.2%) have been vaccinated with at least 1 dose in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties. Of those, 472,121 have had all the doses needed to be fully vaccinated. Of all individuals who have had at least one dose, only 21.7% are Hispanic and 35.3% are African American/Black, emphasizing the need to continue to promote the vaccine in our communities of color.

Finding a COVID-19 vaccination is easier than ever. TCHD is now offering vaccination by walk-in with no appointment needed. Vaccine scheduling is also more convenient with TCHD and our area vaccine providers offering evening and weekend hours. All state community vaccination sites and equity sites are also offering walk up/drive thru without appointments required.
New COVID-19 cases in Colorado children are rising fastest in 11-17 year-olds
While most high-risk Coloradans are already vaccinated, we’re starting to see a concerning rise in cases among children — especially among middle and high school students. Since children under age 16 are not eligible for vaccine, we want to remind everyone to continue to rely on mask-wearing, physical distancing, and healthy habits like handwashing to control the spread among children and all of our communities. (Chart: CDPHE)

The FDA is likely to authorize Pfizer vaccine for people as young as 12 years old as early as next week. TCHD is working with local pediatricians to help support their access to the vaccine in smaller quantities. (Pfizer comes in 1,170 doses with time limited storage in the freezer and fridge, so it poses logistical issues for health care provider offices.)
Help TCHD get important messages to those who need them most! Share our social media posts with your colleagues, partners, clients, or friends! Today’s post is: 

Aurora Municipal Center will be providing #free #Moderna #COVID19 vaccines to anyone 18 years and older on Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9. They will accept walk-ups and non-registered drive-ups. http://bit.ly/AuroraVaccineAppt…

Upcoming Business Recovery
Task Force Webinars

Recurring:
All Businesses and community partners:
Join our Business Re-Opening Task Force every Friday at 10:00-11:00 a.m. to hear latest updates about public health orders and participate in live Q&A. Register in advance for this webinar
Special: Vaccine Promotion in the Workplace (Part 2 of 3) Friday May 14, 11:30-12:30
This is where planning meets practice! Find out how to connect your workforce to the programs in your community that are getting people vaccinated and ways to reduce barriers for your staff to get the vaccine. Register online

Seminario Web en español de Vacunas COVID-19 para la comunidad y actualizaciones para empresas" todos los martes de 4:00-5:00 p.m. No es necesario registrarse, haga clic aquí para unirse al seminario web a las 4 el martes o únase a nosotros en vivo en Facebook en https://www.facebook.com/AdelanteCommunity/ (This webinar is only available in Spanish.)
Join us, along with the Aurora branch of the NAACP and the Colorado Black Health Collaborative, for the OutSmart COVID-19 Black Health Town Hall on Saturday, May 15 from 10 - 11 a.m.

The virtual event will be an opportunity to get the most up-to-date information about the COVID-19 vaccines and will be accessible through Facebook Live @cotchd or 
Participants are encouraged to prepare their questions prior to the event since questions will be addressed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Dr. Terri Richardson, Internist; Alexander S. Enurah, MD Hospitalist; and TCHD Executive Director Dr. John Douglas will be on hand to answer medical questions.
This COVID-19 Update is sent twice a week. Sign up to receive this update.
Services that are currently open at Tri-County Health Department:

See the most up-to-date list of services including WIC nutrition services, birth control, immunizations, birth and death certificates, environmental health, Medicaid and CHP+ insurance, and senior dental care.

In addition, TCHD's COVID-19 call center staff members answer questions from providers, businesses, and the public. Call 303-220-9200 or email callcenter@tchd.org
Please monitor your health. Get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been around someone with COVID-19. Help us slow the spread of COVID-19 by reporting your symptoms on the Colorado COVID Symptom Support Tool. It is important that we protect each other and ourselves by limiting close contact, wearing a mask, staying home when we are sick, and washing our hands often. You may not have symptoms, but could still have COVID-19, so everyone do your part. #DoingYourPartCO 

*Case counts reflect only persons with a positive COVID-19 test. Our epidemiologists are investigating COVID-19 cases to control and prevent the spread of illness to others. If, after investigations, the case does not fall in our jurisdiction or resides in another city/county, the number will be corrected and updated. The data is a dynamic number since investigations are ongoing. Thank you for your patience.
Tri-County Health Department | communications@tchd.org| 303-220-9200 | www.tchd.org/coronavirus