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COVID-19 Vaccine & Treatment Updates


June 17, 2022
FDA Approves Covid-19 Vaccine for Younger Children

Today, the FDA approved the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines for children ages six months and older. Boulder Medical Center (BMC) is still awaiting news from the Colorado Health Department regarding when vaccines will be available to medical clinics.

While we do not yet have a timeline, Boulder Medical Center is working on a plan to administer the shots to our youngest patients. This planning requires that we navigate complicated logistics around limited vaccine allocations, a brief vaccine shelf life, dosing differences for specific age groups, and additional staffing requirements.

Stay tuned for the status of Covid-19 vaccines via our website and our Facebook page.

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June 7, 2022
Covid Vaccine Updates for Kids

After months of delays and setbacks, we hope that an approved Covid-19 vaccine will be authorized for children 6 to 5 years old. This month, the Food and Drug Administration plans to convene its vaccine advisory panel to review both Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech’s shots

While we do not yet have a timeline, Boulder Medical Center is working on a plan to administer the shots to our youngest patients. This planning requires that we navigate complicated logistics around limited vaccine allocations, a brief vaccine shelf life, dosing differences for specific age groups, and additional staffing requirements.

Although we anticipate that vaccines will be available, we are still working on when and how this can happen for BMC patients. Please be aware that we may not be able to offer the vaccine to your child immediately upon approval. Stay tuned for the status of Covid-19 vaccines via our website and Facebook page.


May 2, 2022

Oral Antiviral Treatments

While vaccination continues to provide the best protection against COVID-19, therapies are available to help treat eligible people who get sick.

PLEASE NOTE: To qualify for oral antiviral treatment, you must also have had a positive COVID-19 test result and be at high risk for developing severe COVID-19.  That means you must either have certain underlying conditions (including cancer, diabetes, obesity, or others) or be 65 or older (more than 81% of COVID-19 deaths occur in this group). According to the CDC, the more underlying medical conditions a person has, the higher their risk for developing a severe case of COVID-19.

Click here for the CDC website that defines medical conditions that may qualify for antiviral treatments.

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 nationwide Test-to-Treat program is for people who test positive for Covid-19 and are at high risk for severe illness. If you qualify, you can visit local test-to-treat clinics to be tested, examined, and treated for Covid-19 at no charge.
    • Additional resources:

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. If things turn around, we are hoping we can offer booster clinics in the future.

CLICK HERE for Colorado Vaccine Information.

November 3, 2021

VACCINES FOR AGES 5-17 — Boulder Medical Center is currently unable 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 know that, as with the adult vaccines, the pediatric doses will be distributed slowly in the beginning, so please be aware that our vaccine supply may be limited even if we receive doses.

CLICK HERE for Colorado Vaccine Information.


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.


Summer 2021

Boulder Medical Center was vaccinated 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. This may change in the future if vaccine regulations are revised, so please check this page for updates.

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