Monday Deadline for Flu and COVID Vaccinations
Denver Health policies require all Denver Health employees, contractors, licensed independent practitioners, vendors, temporary workers, students, researchers, and volunteers to have received full vaccination against COVID-19 and the flu by Monday, November 1 as a condition of employment unless an approved exemption to vaccination exists. This includes those who are working from home. Leaders for staff members who have not received their vaccinations, or an approved exemption, by Sunday, October 31 will take those employees off the work schedule beginning November 1 until they are fully vaccinated. Terminations will occur within 10 business days of November 1 if vaccination records are not obtained. Employees who choose to start their COVID-19 vaccine series will be put back on the schedule once they have completed it.
For those who received their flu shot at an off-campus location or primary care visit, flu vaccination documentation must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you still need to get your flu shot, you can pre-register on the Employee FluTracker and then stop by the Center for Occupational Safety and Health (COSH) on the seventh floor of the Outpatient Medical Center tomorrow from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Inpatient and Vaccination Numbers
Thirty-five COVID-19 positive patients are currently hospitalized at Denver Health. Twenty-five of those are on inpatient floors and 10 are in the Intensive Care Unit. As of 9:30 a.m. today, Denver Health has administered 253,949 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. See vaccination data for Denver County and the Denver metro area in the COVID-19 data summary on the Public Health Institute at Denver Health website.
Expert Answers Booster Shot Questions
If you or your patients have questions about the recently approved additional injection of the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, you can watch this video featuring Dr. Connie Savor Price, Denver Health’s chief medical officer. She answers questions on who is eligible for a booster shot, how to get one at Denver Health, and whether you should mix and match vaccines. You can also read updated frequently asked questions (FAQs) for employees with more information on boosters.
The weekly COVID-19 Response Updates that appear in the 411 are also published here. For more information and resources, visit the Denver Health COVID-19 Help Center. If you have questions related to Denver Health’s COVID-19 response, send an email to COVIDemail@example.com.