“The end is in sight”: Colorado administers first COVID-19 vaccines to frontline health care workersDenver Post Dec 14, 2020
UCHealth has been preparing for the arrival of the vaccine. Part of the plans have included finding rooms to administer the shots — a feat made trickier by the fact that the facilities need to be large enough for people to follow public health guidelines and stay at least 6 feet apart, said Michelle Barron, senior medical director of infection prevention [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine]. UCHealth also has ordered more ultra-cold freezers to help store and redistribute Pfizer’s vaccine. “We know that we will be the keeper, but it’s not all ours,” Barron said.
“As vaccines come out we can’t be lax on the public health measures,” said Anuj Mehta, a pulmonary and critical care physician at Denver Health and National Jewish Heath [and assistant professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine]. “It’s going to be months before we are able to get back to a closer semblance of normal.”Read more