Pavilion M Vaccination Clinic Closing May 28
With more than 60 percent of eligible adults in the City and County of Denver vaccinated, the demand for COVID-19 vaccinations is on the decline. Denver Health is streamlining its vaccine operations and closing the Pavilion M vaccination clinic on the main campus. We will continue to provide the vaccine to the community and our patients through our family health centers and mobile vaccination units. Additional drive-through clinics will open as needed. The Pavilion M clinic is no longer accepting new first dose appointments and will administer the last second doses on its final day of operation, Friday, May 28. Vaccine appointments can be made by visiting the Denver Health COVID-19 Vaccination webpage.
COVID-19 Inpatient and Vaccination Numbers
As of Thursday, May 13, 12 COVID-19 positive patients are hospitalized at Denver Health. Nine are on inpatient floors and three are in the Intensive Care Unit. As of 9:15 a.m. today, Denver Health has administered 175,063 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 information for Denver County can be found by visiting Denver Public Health COVID-19 data.
Vaccinations Begin for Ages 12+
Denver Health will begin vaccinations among adolescents 12 – 15 as early as today. Earlier this week, the Federal Drug Administration announced an updated Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine endorsing use in children as young as age 12. The dose and immunization schedule are identical to those used in adults. Appointments are open and available to eligible patients and community members.
Spike in Employee COVID Cases, Face Covering Still Required
The Centers for Disease Control has provided new guidance on situations in which relaxing mask use indoors may be considered. The guidance does not apply to clinical areas in health care facilities, including Denver Health. With regard to our non-clinical areas, Denver Health is not adopting any relaxed masking guidance at this time, and all employees are required to wear masks or face coverings at work as outlined in previous communications. This decision is due in part to a number of recent COVID-19 cases among employees, which likely resulted from workplace transmission among unvaccinated persons. All individuals who may have been exposed or impacted by this workplace transmission have been notified.
COVID-19 Indicators Trending in Right Direction
Most indicators of COVID-19 infection activity in Denver continue to trend in the right direction, with sustained decreases in daily cases and incidence over the past several weeks.