2.4% of Coloradoans have already received a COVID-19 booster shot

On Monday news conference, Gov. Policy announced 2.4% of Coloradans had received a COVID-19 booster injection.

DENVER — Colorado Governor Jared Polis (D-Colorado) said on Monday that 2.4% of Coloradans have received a COVID-19 booster injection.

Police was joined at the news conference by Colorado’s COVID-19 Incident Commander Scott Bookman and Senior Advisor for COVID-19 Vaccination, Colorado National Guard Lieutenant Colonel Jamie Pieper.

Polis said the state is willing to roll out a booster shot campaign next week if it is approved by the centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in front of die time. Reportedly, Pfizer will get approval by the initial September 20 deadline announced by President Joe Biden, but Moderna will likely be delayed for lack of data.

if for what people who received the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) should do, said Polis that is for the FDA to decide.

On Monday, Polis shared his frustrations with lack of of accompaniment die the bureau has given to recipients of J&J vaccines.

“She need to get off their behinds and offer die guidance,” said Polis. “There are many people who received it who, on their own, start the course of two vaccines with the Pfizer and Moderna, but again there’s a brake on that because of lack of of guidance. so she need to do that.”

>Look at Monday full Press conference below.

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Bookman said the state has been busy for months met the preparation for the booster campaign until begin.

“We really want to make sure all Coloradoans will be able to get this booster when it’s their time to get it,” Bookman said.

Lieutenant Colonel Jamie Pieper, Colorado National Guard and senior counselor for COVID-19 Vaccination Said CDC Estimated 75% of people who have their second shot gets their booster. Colorado leaders are planning for more than that to get their third chance.

Pieper said the state will have more then enough shots; the expected booster demand is much less than what the state can offer.

Policy added that the first couple of weeks may be a bit more of An challenge to find a booster shot with only the Pfizer booster may be approved, but once the Moderna booster is approved, find a booster shot should be easy.

“We want until show we are over generally ready,” said Polis. “I wouldn’t be surprised if a week of will be two in which it will be a little more difficult [to find a shot].”

But on Monday, as Polis emphasized that the state was ready for An campaign.

AN group of international scientists declared no COVID-19 booster shots needed just yet.

The opinion piece has been published in the medical journal Lancet. It went over the intense scientific debate over who doses and when. Among the authors were Marion Gruber and Phil Krause, two FDA regulators who recently announced they would step down this fall.

Police didn’t last back when asked for his opinion on the subject.

“First of all, we can all use the . to celebrate news die Marion Gruber and Phil Krause have left the FDA in shame over unnecessary delays for the booster,” he said. “They have blood… on their hands and there are thousands of Americans die to be dead today because of their delays of the booster shot.”

The governor emphasized in to save lives, the FDA had to approve the booster shots if: soon if possible.

the FDA plans Meet on Friday to discuss the application of Pfizer for the COVID-19 booster.

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Police said on Friday that 75% of already die 12 and older in Colorado has received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Bookman said on Friday Colorado has less than 200 available IC beds. Boekman added that hospital admissions in Colorado has the number of the first golf in spring of 2020.

if of Friday there were 902 COVID-19 hospital admissions in the state – that is the second-highest peak so far of COVID-19 patients of every wave of the pandemic.

“The last of the unvaccinated on our hospitals is profound and affects all Coloradans because die who want to be vaccinated struggle to get the same level of care in the hospital they would get if there were fewer COVID hospitalizations,” Bookman said.

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