COVID-19 Vaccine & Treatment Updates
May 2, 2022
Oral Antiviral Treatments
While vaccination continues to provide the best protection against COVID-19, therapies are now available to help treat eligible people who do get sick.
If you test positive and are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19, oral antiviral treatments are available that can reduce your chances of being hospitalized or dying from the disease. Medications to treat COVID-19 must be prescribed by a healthcare provider and started as soon as possible (within 5 days after you develop symptoms) after diagnosis to be effective.
If you have Covid-19 and think you may qualify for oral antiviral treatment:
- Make an appointment with your Boulder Medical Center primary care provider (PCP). If you are a current patient who has established care with a PCP at Boulder Medical Center, you can make a telemedicine appointment with your doctor. Your provider will help you determine which treatment, if any, is right for you.
- Find a Covid-19 Test-to-Treat Location Near You. The new nationwide Test-to-Treat program is for people who test positive for Covid-19 and are at high risk for severe illness. You can visit local test-to-treat clinics to be tested, examined, and treated for Covid-19 at no charge, if you qualify.
- A Test-to-Treat locator is available to help find participating sites
- A call center is available at 1-800-232-0233(TTY 1-888-720-7489) to get help in English, Spanish, and more than 150 other languages – 8:00 am to midnight ET, 7 days a week.
- The Disability Information and Access Line(DIAL) is also available to help people with disabilities access services. To get help, call 1-888-677-1199, Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm ET or email DIAL@usaginganddisability.org.
Note: we are hearing about clinics/pharmacies running out of oral antivirus treatments. Call first before going to a test-to-treat location, or to a pharmacy to pick up medication.
- Additional resources:
- Colorado – Covid-19 Therapeutic Treatments website (Colorado Dept. of Public Health)
- General Covid-19 questions and answers (Colorado Dept. of Public Health)
- Covid treatments and medications (CDC)
November 10, 2021
BOOSTER VACCINES FOR AGES 18 & OVER — Boulder Medical Center is not currently providing COVID-19 vaccine booster clinics. Scheduling booster clinics will depend on our staffing levels, which are very low like many other organizations in the U.S. We are working hard to hire and train employees, and if things turn around we are hoping we can offer booster clinics in the future.
November 3, 2021
VACCINES FOR AGES 5-17 — Boulder Medical Center is currently not able to provide vaccines for patients ages 17 and under. We are working to become approved as a pediatric vaccination site at our BMC-Foothills location. This requires time, as we work with regulatory agencies and navigate complex logistical planning.
We have been working on this process for months and hope to provide vaccines to patients later this year, hopefully in December. We do know that, as with the adult vaccines, the pediatric doses will be distributed slowly in the beginning, so please be aware that even if we receive doses our vaccine supply may be limited.
September 30, 2021
MASK/FACE COVERING EXEMPTION LETTERS — Boulder Medical Center providers do not provide exemption letters unless the case meets specific guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), and per best practice guidelines set forth by professional agencies such as the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
September 24, 2021
COVID-19 VACCINE BOOSTER SHOTS — Boulder Medical Center is waiting to get the official recommendation on the Moderna vaccine, which we distributed to our patients. Unfortunately, we may not have an adequate level of staffing to operate booster vaccine doses. Hence, if you need a vaccine now, we encourage you to visit vaccines.gov to find a site administering the booster.
Boulder Medical Center was vaccinating with the Moderna vaccine, which is not currently approved for patients under 18. Since over 70 percent of adults in Boulder County are vaccinated, and vaccine demand is very low, BMC is not administering COVID-19 vaccines at this time. This may change in the future if regulations regarding vaccines are revised, so please check this page for updates.