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TODAY’S COVID-19 INFORMATION
NEW:
Epidemiology Data and Notes

NEW: Denver Health Staff Vaccination Numbers

NEW: Denver Health’s New Vaccine Registration for the General Public

NEW: Office of Research New Guidelines

REMINDER: New Registration Process for Staff to Sign Up for COVID Vaccine

REMINDER: Providers Now Have Ability to Order a COVID-19 Vaccine for Vaccine-Eligible Patients

What You Need to Know

As of 8 a.m. today, Denver Health had 24 inpatient COVID-19 cases (-4 vs yesterday).

For more information, visit the Denver Public Health COVID-19 Data Summary (use Edge or Chrome). The website is updated daily and contains data on cases, hospitalization, deaths, testing and symptoms.

NEW: Denver Health Staff Vaccination Numbers

These vaccination numbers were updated at 3 p.m. today.

  • 5,677 employees and residents have received their first dose of vaccine.
  • 3,332 employees and residents have received their second dose of vaccine.
  • 1,050 employees and residents have active MyChart accounts and scheduling tickets, but have not scheduled a first dose yet.

NEW: Per State Orders, Denver Health Opens Vaccine Registration for All Area Coloradans 70+

On Friday, Denver Health joined other area hospitals in opening up online and phone registration for the COVID-19 vaccine to anyone age 70 and older, in accordance with guidelines from the State. The vaccination registration form and hotline is for individuals to indicate interest in receiving a vaccination. Once people are registered, we will contact them to schedule an appointment based on vaccine availability. The online form and hotline are on the Denver Health website.

NOTE: Current Denver Health patients should not sign up through the COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Registration Form. We continue to reach out to our patients through MyChart, email, phone and our normal processes to schedule appointments when their priority group becomes eligible. Once invitations are sent, patients can still schedule an appointment through MyChart or through the Denver Health appointment center at 303-436-4949.

NEW: Updated Guidelines for Research at Denver Health

Beginning today, Denver Health’s Office of Research has amended its guidelines and restrictions. Please see the link for updated research guidance at Denver Health. Restrictions have been reduced, with precautions still in place. Guidance for Research Activity at DHHA - January 22, 2021.

REMINDER: New Registration Process for Staff to Sign Up for COVID-19 Vaccine

Denver Health staff members are required to have MyChart accounts to schedule their COVID-19 vaccination. To streamline the process, on Jan. 20 invitation codes were sent to all employees who have not yet scheduled a vaccine appointment. Filling out the vaccine pre-registration form is no longer a required step in the process.

To schedule your vaccination, first create a MyChart account if you don't already have one. Log in to MyChart and click on "Schedule an Appointment." Then click on "COVID-19 Vaccine." If asked to enter an invitation code, enter the personal code that was sent via email on January 20th.

To create a MyChart account, go to MyChart.DenverHealth.org or download the MyChart app on your cell phone. For help setting up your MyChart account or logging in, call 303-602-4380 (ext. 2-4380) Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Do not call the Help Desk, as they will be unable to assist with MyChart.

REMINDER: Providers Now Have Ability to Order a COVID-19 Vaccine for Vaccine-Eligible Patients

In accordance with current State guidance, Denver Health continues to vaccinate healthcare workers, public safety partners, and those who are 70 years and older. Any patient who is at least 70 years old and has been seen in the Denver Health system within the last 3 years is automatically able to schedule a vaccine appointment; an order is not required for this age group.

As of today, outpatient, ED/urgent care, and inpatient providers have the ability to order a COVD-19 vaccine for patients who are not in the 70 and older group but who meet current State eligibility criteria (e.g., a patient who is a healthcare worker at another facility). At this time, orders are not appropriate for those who are below the dotted line in Phase 1B or in phase 2 or 3. Placing an order allows the patient to schedule into an existing DH COVID-19 vaccine clinic or allows the appointment center or DH staff to assist with scheduling the patient into one of these clinics. At this point, vaccine ordered by a provider cannot be administered at an outpatient appointment, ED/urgent care visit, or inpatient stay, although we are working towards this for a future state. The order number for the first dose of the vaccine is IMM209 (see screenshot).

Helpful Links:

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment – Vaccine for Coloradans

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Coronavirus Information

Denver Department of Public Health and Environment Coronavirus Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Information

Denver Public Health Website

Denver Health Visitor Policy

Please email COVID-19@dhha.org with any questions.

Denver Health COVID-19 Resources:

COVID-19 Staff Resources section on our website

Staff Screening and Testing FAQ

Coronavirus Share Point site

Denver Health COVID-19 Help Center which allows you to search for documents and resources

RISE Subsite – please note the new hours: 10:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., 7 days a week

RISE Virtual Group Support Registration

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

FACT SHEET: COVID-19 VACCINE SAFETY and EFFICACY FOR STAFF AND PATIENTS (12/30)

FACT SHEET: COVID-19 VACCINE DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION FOR STAFF (Updated 1/4)

FAQ: COVID-19 VACCINE FOR DENVER HEALTH STAFF (Updated 12/31)

FAQ: COVID-19 VACCINE FOR PATIENTS (Updated 1/4)

COVID-19 Vaccine Information on your Cell Phone

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