NEW COVID-19 Vaccine Guidelines: Expanded Age Eligibility and Booster Shots
Mountain View Medical Group will be offering the pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to everyone 5 years of age and older when the pediatric vaccine becomes available. Both Moderna and Pfizer are available for the 3rd booster shot to all the following populations that are considered fully vaccinated with either the Moderna, Pfizer, or J&J COVID-19 vaccines:
Mixing of vaccine is permitted for the additional booster to those who are currently considered fully vaccinated. Pfizer and Moderna vaccine are only available at our Rockrimmon site. Only Pfizer is available at all other OPTUM Colorado Springs clinic sites offering vaccines. We currently do not have J&J available.
Scheduling can begin immediately. Please call our OPTUM hotline at 719-463-5650 to make your appointment.
As we continue to navigate through this pandemic, your health, well-being and safety remain our top priority. Masking and social distancing is still required of all patients and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, while at any Mountain View Medical Group facility.
Our caregivers and staff also will be required to wear masks and social distance.
This change is necessary because El Paso County has fallen into the “high” category of COVID-19 transmission. The Delta variant has proven to be more contagious and virulent than we had hoped, and the number of new cases has increased dramatically in the last two weeks. This requirement is in keeping with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which released revised guidelines on July 27 stating that in addition to those who are not vaccinated for COVID-19, those who are fully vaccinated and who are in an area of substantial or high transmission should wear a mask indoors for maximum protection from the Delta variant and to prevent possibly spreading it to others.
We strongly encourage you get vaccinated if you haven’t done so already. We currently offer in-person and telehealth video appointments. Please contact your doctor’s office with any questions or to schedule an appointment.
Thank you for continuing to entrust your care with Mountain View Medical Group.
We are taking every action possible to protect our patients, our clinical staff and the community from COVID-19.
For questions and scheduling adolescents 12 to 15 years old for the COVID-19 Vaccine please visit: CoSprings.Optum.com/COVID-19-Vaccine
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