Colorado Department of Public Health to send out COVID-19 vaccine reminders

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A dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at Lurie Children’s hospital, Nov. 5, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

STATEWIDE — Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will send text message reminders to encourage Coloradans to stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations. The state will send messages to those whose vaccine records in the Colorado Immunization Information System indicate they are due for a booster.

CDPHE will send texts to people ages 18 and up who have received two doses of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least five months ago and haven’t received a third dose. The group will also send reminders to parents and guardians of children ages 12-17 whose records indicate they received two doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at least five months ago and are due for a third.

Last week, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their recommended timeline for when people can get a third dose after a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine primary series to 5 months. C

oloradans should get a third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine to ensure the highest level of protection against the virus if they qualify as the following:

  • Are 12 or older and received their second dose of Pfizer at least five months ago.
  • Are 18 or older and received their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna at least five months ago.

Text messages will originate from 45778.

The texts for Coloradans ages 18+ will read:

English:

State public health records show you received 2 doses of a Pfizer or Moderna COVID vaccine at least 5 months ago and are due for a third dose (booster). Get up to date on your COVID vaccines today! To find a clinic near you visit: https://covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine/where-you-can-get-vaccinated or call 1-877-268-2926 to make an appointment.

Spanish

Los registros estatales de salud pública indican que recibió 2 dosis de una serie de vacuna Pfizer o Moderna COVID hace al menos 5 meses y debe recibir una tercera dosis (de refuerzo). ¡Póngase al día con sus vacunas contra el COVID hoy! Para encontrar una clínica cerca de Ud. visite https://covid19.colorado.gov/espanol/dondevacunarse o llame al 1-877-268-2926 para programar una cita. 

The messages for parents and guardians of children ages 12-17 will read:

English:

State public health records show your child/children received 2 doses of Pfizer COVID vaccine at least 5 months ago and are due for a third dose (booster). Get them caught up on COVID vaccines today! To find a clinic near you visit https://covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine/where-you-can-get-vaccinated or call 1-877-268-2926 to make an appointment.

Spanish:

Los registros estatales de salud pública indican que su hijo/hijos recibieron 2 dosis de la vacuna Pfizer COVID hace 5 meses y deben recibir una tercera dosis (de refuerzo). ¡Póngalos al día con la vacuna contra el COVID hoy! Para encontrar una clínica cerca de usted visite https://covid19.colorado.gov/espanol/dondevacunarse o llámenos al 1-877-268-2926 para programar una cita. 

Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

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