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UCHealth doctor supports booster shot for people with weak immune systems

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Publish DateAugust 06, 2021

Campbell oversaw two major clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and on the Anschutz Medical Campus. He says while the vaccines available are up to 94% effective, people with compromised immune systems are less responsive to the shot, and their effectiveness drops between 50 and 40%.

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Young translators at CU’s Sheridan Health Services show volunteering is a family affair

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Publish DateJuly 12, 2021

Scott Harpin is an associate professor at the University of Colorado College of Nursing, which operates CU’s Family Health Services Clinic in Sheridan. Clinic director Megan Champion said volunteers like the Harpins are helping the clinic accomplish its mission of providing equitable distribution of the COVID vaccine. “The weekend vaccination clinics really did an excellent job of targeting people who were falling through the cracks because maybe they didn't have reliable internet or English was their second language, so it was more difficult to navigate,” Champion said. “Coming to get a vaccine can be scary, so seeing kids and families helps make it a warmer environment.”

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Will the COVID-19 pandemic change our perception on employees staying home when they are sick?

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Publish DateFebruary 25, 2021

There are potential economic benefits for businesses that allow employees to call out sick, according to Glen Mays, a professor of public health policy at the Colorado School of Public Health. “We know from strong evidence that taking sick days significantly reduces the likelihood of transmission in the work settings,” Mays said.

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Pitkin County announces COVID-19 testing will be required for visitors

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Publish DateDecember 11, 2020

Still, Dr. Glen Mays, a professor of health policy at the Colorado School of Public Health, says this strategy could work for Pitkin County. “It’s got a sound logic behind it because the main goal is to help people who may have the virus,” Mays said.

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Colorado could receive COVID-19 vaccines in a few weeks; here's what health experts have to say

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Publish DateDecember 04, 2020

Medical professionals like Emily Cheshire, a family nurse practitioner and a University of Colorado College of Nursing assistant professor, said they’re fielding a lot of questions from patients wanting to know more about the safety of the vaccine. “I get questions around the safety because it came out so quickly,” Cheshire said. “I would say a wide variety [of questions], and I think they’re all very valid.”

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COVID-19 vaccine could cost about 500,000 sharks their lives, experts say

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Publish DateOctober 09, 2020

“One research team has tried to make in yeast so you could grow cultures of yeasts similar to fermenting beer,” said David Kroll, Ph.D., a professor of pharmacology at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. He says finding a cure for coronavirus will be the biggest vaccine undertaking in recent medical history.

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Colorado health officials: Flu vaccine is the best way to reduce dual impact of COVID-19, influenza

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Publish DateOctober 02, 2020

Professor of Pediatrics Dr. Sean O’Leary with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus/Children’s Hospital Colorado said he recommends the flu shot to anybody older than 6 months. He noted recent data that showed 71% of children 6 months old through 17 years old were vaccinated and 51% of people older than 18 were vaccinated. He said there's room for improvement for both age groups.

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Older adults are reluctant to discuss marijuana use with doctors

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Publish DateJune 11, 2019

Dr. Hillary Lum of the CU School of Medicine says more older Americans are using cannabis for health reasons yet their doctors are often ill-equipped to offer them guidance.

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