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Colorado starts texting vaccinated residents to tell them they’re due for booster shots – The Denver Post – Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado 2021-10-22 20:17:15 –

A text message sent by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to people immunized with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

On Friday, state public health officials began sending text notifications to Coloradans, which states that the state plans to administer a COVID-19 vaccine booster.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced on Friday that text notifications will be sent over the next 13 days to those whose Colorado immune information system records indicate that:

  • Over 18 years old and over 6 months past the Pfizer or Moderna series
  • 18+, at least 2 months after Johnson & Johnson’s shot

The State Department of Health said in a statement that a text message from number 45778 would be sent to more than one million Coloradans.

On Thursday, the CDC announced that it would recommend COVID-19 booster shots for “specific groups.” This is narrower than Colorado’s text advisory, which tells recipients over the age of 18 that they need a booster.

CDC approval stipulates that the following groups who have been vaccinated with Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 and who have been vaccinated for more than 6 months since the second shot should receive booster immunization.

  • 65 years of age or older
  • 18 years old or older living in a long-term care facility
  • 18 years and older with specific underlying illness
  • 18+ who work or live in a high-risk environment

Booster shots are recommended for approximately 15 million people who have been vaccinated once nationwide with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, and for those who are 18 years of age or older and who have been vaccinated more than two months ago.

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