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Polis urging younger Coloradans to get vaccinated, highest infections in teens

Teen vaccines

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Governor Jared Polis announced Thursday, 11% of Coloradans ages 12-15 have received doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, one week after the group became eligible.

"But that also means we have 89% who haven't been vaccinated. So, we have to keep up the pace," Polis said.

According to the latest state data, infections remain highest among middle and high school-age students.


"You can see that the number isn't too far behind what we saw in our fall wave of illness, meaning that we're continuing to see high hospitalization rates among our pediatric population,"  Epidemiologist, Dr. Rachel Herlihy said.

State leaders also warned about rising pediatric hospitalizations, which are now considered fully preventable.

"We have seen too many hospitalizations and tragically we have seen several deaths reported in Colorado among the youngest Coloradans," Polis said, "including several in the age group that are now fully preventable with the vaccine."

It's one reason Polis said the state is partnering with Children's Hospital Colorado and others on the 'Protect Our Children' initiative, to provide parents and their children with the information and resources they need to get vaccinated.

"While these vaccines are new, this type of vaccine technology has been around for decades and unfortunately misinformation and myths can spread more easily than the facts," Children's Hospital Colorado's Dr. Suchitra Rao said, "I'd recommend families turn to their trusted sources of information, pediatricians as well as primary care providers who know a lot about how vaccines work and vaccine safety."  

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  1. Only 4000 have died. Perhaps your child will be one of the lucky ones.

  2. KRDO loves the fear porn. Who would take a chance and have their teens get a shot that has no final verdict Yet as to its safety?
    Article says,” I’d recommend families turn to their trusted sources of information, pediatricians as well as primary care providers who know a lot about how vaccines work and vaccine safety.”
    They don’t have a clue about these shots and they are not vaccines. They also wont be paying the bills if you have a bad reaction and they aren’t liable for any bad outcome. What about over 4,000 people dying from them so far just since December 2020? I know 3 people so far that wish they didn’t get the shot. One is dead the next day, one has a brain aneurysm now and one is trying to now regain his mind back and was paralyzed the next morning after the shot. Choose wisely. Sounds like fear has taken over common sense. They don’t tell you any of the bad side effects. They must not want you to know.

  3. The Science and data says that this age group is not at risk at all. Why would you give a novel mRNA shot to someone who didn’t need it? They have only very little data from limited clinical trials only. They even now report that kids who get the shot are more prone to side affects of severe headache and tiredness and whole body soreness. Per CBS reports it occurs in over 70% of kids. While only 20-30% of kids have symptoms from the real virus. What does that tell you, the shot is harsher on kids than the real virus. So why risk something new that they don’t have but a few months of data on to a healthy kids with no problems?
    My kids had the covid and I won’t be getting them “vaccinated”. Not necessary. It would be like having the flu and then after you recover going to get a flu shot…..smh

  4. KRDO, it is time to monitor or discontinue these comments, just as Facebook and Twitter have done. Posting completely false and misleading information is dangerous and you have a responsibility to your public. It’s bad enough that you allow vile and racist opinions to be spoken here, but flagrant falsehoods about public health is unacceptable.

    1. Prove the comments are wrong. Very good friend of ours here in the Springs has two sisters that got the vaccine 4 months ago and now have covid. One is hospitalized and ready to go on incubator today.
      What are you so afraid of? The truth? Freedom of speech goes both ways not just one. People like you that think more information is bad is fooling yourself. Comments like yours shows us all what a hypocrite thinks. If you want to live in a bubble then fine, don’t expect others to though.

  5. In a May 5, 2021, Fox News report, Tucker Carlson asked the question no one is really allowed to ask: “How many Americans have died after taking the COVID vaccine?”

    Between mid-December 2020, when the first COVID-19 shots were rolled out, and April 23, 2021, at which point between 95 million and 100 million Americans had received their COVID-19 shots, there were 3,544 reported deaths following COVID vaccination.

    That’s 182 more deaths than cited by Carlson. As of April 23, 2021, VAERS had also received 12,618 reports of serious adverse events. In total, 118,902 adverse event reports had been filed. If, like Carlson estimates, about 30 people per day are dying from the shots, these numbers will grow by the hundreds each week.

    Now hit me with your best shot Check!

  6. Those who aren’t vaccinated “will pay the price” ???? This is sooooo ignorant! Don’t people any longer have a clue about American freedom, about medical vulnerablitiies, about vaccine ingredients….??? Agendas! It is known as basic kindergarten medical school education, and is printed in books for interested lay people, that when a foreign substance attaches itself to a cell, that cell is no longer recognized by the immune system as “Self”. It goes on the attack mode to anything perceived as “non-self”.

    To inject mRNA into our veins, bathing all tissues with this substance that attaches itself to cells, is a recipe for autoimmune attack! And they know it. I can’t say that these are “experimental” vaccines, I think they know just exactly what they are doing. And whoever said that those refusing this autoimmune cauldron bubbling brew, is going to ‘Pay the price” is really really ignorant. This has to be pointed out, on a grand public scale.

    In addition, it would seem that the magnets sticking to arms, previously thought to be a hoax, is not a hoax after all. I was on both sides of the fence, undecided, when I posted about it initially. Now, the Highwire has done a series of random interviews with strangers at the beach, affixing magnets to the arms of people who had been vaccinated, some within the hour, and others months ago. Not all, but also many of the magnets did stick. http://www.bitchute.com/…/wmcHsS3zco9r

    So what are they injecting into us? Without telling us? Informed consent? This is a violation of Nuremberg Code law

  7. Ok gov…here is the problem..the PCR positive tests are a result of the ridiculously high CT levels the test is set at. Originally when this test was discovered the CT levels were set at 17. Well someone got it in their brain to set the level at 30…still low enough to not give a false positive. Now…really now? The level is set at 40…do you get that people? It is set at 40 and do you know why? Even a false positive is considered COVID and you vaccine pushers don’t understand those numbers? Wake up! Stop testing your children…stop allowing your children to put poison in their bodies. I realize common sense isn’t always common but come on people!

  8. My comment is simple. The thoughts and plans of Evil have now become manifest/Actions that only those with Evil intent could contrive, create, perpetrate, initiate. As the Bible/Hosea 4:6 KJV states “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” and let me add, through laziness, gullibility/naïveté each person is accountable for the outcomes of an interconnected humanity…

    And this is for Check and his ilk:

    My comment is simple. The thoughts and plans of Evil have now become manifest/Actions that only those with Evil intent could contrive, create, perpetrate, initiate. As the Bible/Hosea 4:6 KJV states “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” and let me add, through laziness, gullibility/naïveté each person is accountable for the outcomes of an interconnected humanity…

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