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Thursday marks deadline to get first COVID-19 dose to be fully vaccinated by Thanksgiving


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO)-- The Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) encourages Coloradans to be fully vaccinated in time for the holidays this year. Today, Thursday, October 14th, is the last day to get a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to be fully vaccinated in time for Thanksgiving.

Vaccinations are the best way for Coloradans to protect themselves, their families, and their communities while celebrating holidays, according to CDPHE.

“The holidays are special because they often mean getting together with multiple generations of family and friends,” said Jill Hunsaker Ryan, executive director, CDPHE. “Many of us have had to sacrifice and cancel gatherings over the past 20 months because of the pandemic. This year, we have the option to gather more safely thanks to the vaccine. At a time when we think about all the things we are grateful for— let’s be especially grateful for the vaccine. Take advantage of it. It could save your life or the lives of your loved ones.”

The Pfizer vaccine requires two doses, given 21 days apart. Moderna’s vaccine requires two doses, given 28 days apart. Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine requires one dose. People are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the final dose of their primary vaccine series.

In order to be considered fully vaccinated by the following holidays, people should get their first dose of vaccine by the following dates:

Thanksgiving (Nov. 25): Moderna by Oct. 14, Pfizer by Oct. 21, Johnson & Johnson by Nov. 11

Hanukkah (starts Nov. 28): Moderna by Oct. 17, Pfizer by Oct. 24, Johnson & Johnson by Nov. 14

Christmas (Dec. 25): Moderna by Nov. 13, Pfizer by Nov. 20, Johnson & Johnson by Dec. 11

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  1. The people who want the jab, have it. The ones that don’t want the jab won’t ever get it.

    1. You’re probably right. Unless the friends and family of the 18 – 22 people who are still needlessly dying of COVID everyday in Colorado gain some insight from their loss. Alas.

      1. Your statement makes no sense. If you are referring to friends and family as reference to them spreading, well apparently you missed the mark. Months ago the CDC admitted the so called vaccine does not prevent contracting or spreading covid, it is now being pushed as a “personal symptom reducer”. So has nothing to do with friends and family. If you are referring to friends and family of dying should take heed and get the shot to reduce their own symptoms and hopefully stop death, again you miss the mark. So only friends and family of the dead should take heed? Your statement is irrelevant! Oh and in case you hadn’t noticed people aren’t dropping dead left and right, yes there are a few. But 130 people die in CO every day – even before covid. 99.7% survival and if healthy 99.97 survival. Keep sponging up that propaganda!!!

      2. Haha the mortality rate for that age group is 0.00012%. Needlessly dying…… Everyday….. Ohh man please don’t tell me you really believe that? If you do I have a tower in France for sale you might be interested in!

      3. But, those 18-22 had the option to get the vaccine if they wanted to, it was their choice, and the rest of us should not be responsible for their decision. Some people smoke, some don’t, some will get cancer, some won’t. It’s a personal decision.

  2. shows a 7 day average of 20 deaths per day from Covid. That probably won’t convince some people as they will claim those deaths were not really from Covid, but no one on this forum can go and check. Statistics are all we have.

    1. How do you know Nana? The data from the beginning has been skewed and COVID has been used as a cause for other deaths in the state of Colorado. Proven! Look it up…I have the perfect example. The gentleman I was caretaker for a little over a year ago died from cancer…yes cancer. The death certificate had cause of death as COVID. Yes true and he never had COVID.

      1. There is some truth in this. My own mother died of Covid, but she was ver old and suffered from dementia. She was in care home. Same with my aunt in another state. Many elderly and vulnerable people died from this virus, including some who would have died eventually anyway.
        But, Richie, if a bomb fell on a hospital full of sick people and killed everyone in it, the cause of death would still be slated as the bomb, not the disease they were fighting. And all those folks weren’t necessarily going to die, to say nothing of the doctors and nursing staff who have also been dying.
        It’s not a clear issue of black and white. It rarely is. But hundreds of thousands of Americans have died horrible deaths from this disease. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.

    2. 95% of the deaths are people over 75 years old with health problems. The rest are high risk individuals who are not healthy and many who are going to die in the next 6 months anyways. Facts are Facts and this is the Science you can read if you look.

    3. That’s not true. I spoke with the County Coroner here where I live. He told me about a gentleman who was working on a scaffolding and fell, landing on his head, and dying from his injuries. But a blood test of the body was positive for COVID, so he was required to list the death as COVID related, same with two victims of gunshot wounds. The “death rate” that is reported is a lie.

  3. Provided the dates for Thanksgiving, Christmas and HanuKkah. But not Kwanzaa. Oh, KRDO, you racists!

  4. Had a huge fourth of July party. No one got sick. Have had big birthday parties. No one got sick. We have been continually celebrating holidays together since before the shot and no problems. The shot will not make any difference for us and everyone we know.

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