More than 1,800 adults and children need revaccinations – CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has suspended offsite COVID-19 vaccination clinics operated by the Colorado Alliance for Health Equity and Practice Family Medicine Clinic for Health Equity in due to improper temperature monitoring and techniques during transport.

As a result, nearly a year of vaccinations in Aurora, Denver, Centennial and Englewood need to be repeated, CPDHE said in a news release Wednesday.

Currently, 1,810 adults and children over the age of 5 are expected to be revaccinated, some more than once.

The total number of affected patients may change as the CDPHE works through clinic cases.

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Compliance issues arose when Moderna, Pfizer and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines were transported to 63 offsite clinics conducted between February 27, 2021 and January 16, 2022, by CDPHE.

On April 22, 2022, CDPHE staff identified compliance issues at one of the offsite clinics. These compliance issues included the use of unapproved vaccine transport units, poorly packaged vaccines, and insufficient monitoring and recording of vaccine temperatures during transport and while in storage at offsite clinics.

“All patients who received the COVID-19 vaccine at specific offsite clinics organized by the Family Medicine Clinic for Health Equity should be revaccinated,” the CDPHE said. “Vaccines that are not stored properly may be less effective, and in the absence of proper temperature records, the CDC and CDPHE believe revaccination is appropriate. There are no negative side effects associated with receiving an invalid dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The only risk associated with an invalid dose is that it does not provide protection against COVID-19 as a valid dose does, and the effectiveness of the doses administered cannot be confirmed. CDPHE encourages affected individuals to speak with their healthcare provider about any concerns or questions regarding revaccination, but it is not required.

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Locations and dates of relevant clinics:

  • 02/27/2021 Stampede 2430 S. Havana St., Aurora, CO 80014
  • 03/17/2021 Disciple Mission Church of Denver 8390 E. Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80231
  • 03/21/0221 Denver Hamere Noah Kidane-Mihret Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Cathedral Church 10801 E. Mississippi Ave. #3102, Aurora, CO 80012
  • 03/27/2021 Stampede 2430 S. Havana St., Aurora, CO 80014
  • 03/04/2021 Aurora Civic Center 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy. Aurora, CO 80012
  • 04/10/2021 Shri Shirdi SaiBaba Temple of the Rockies 10250 E Easter Ave., Centennial, CO 80112
  • 04/10/2021 Denver Sikh Gurudwara 7275 S. Lima St., Englewood, CO 80112
  • 11/04/2021 Hindu Temple of the Rockies 7201 S. Potomac St., Centennial, CO 80112
  • 04/14/2120 Disciple Mission Church of Denver 8390 E. Hampden Ave., Denver, CO 80231
  • 04/15/2021 Shri Shirdi SaiBaba Temple of the Rockies 10250 E. Easter Ave., Centennial, CO 80112
  • 04/16/2021 Second Chance Center and Temple of Zion 224 Potomac Street, Aurora, CO 80011
  • 04/17/2021 New Life Church 15051 E. Iliff Ave., Aurora, CO 80014
  • 04/18/2021 Denver Hamere Noah Kidane-Mihret Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Cathedral Church 10801 E. Mississippi Ave. #3102, Aurora, CO 80012
  • 04/23/2021 Second Chance Center and Temple of Zion 224 Potomac Street, Aurora, CO 80011
  • 04/24/2021 Aurora Civic Center 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora, CO 80012
  • 04/24/2021 Korean Association of Colorado 2851 S. Parker, Aurora, CO 80014
  • 04/25/2021 Aurora Civic Center 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy. Aurora, CO 80012
  • 04/30/2021 Second Chance Center and Temple of Zion 224 Potomac Street, Aurora, CO 80011
  • 01/05/2021 Stampede 2430 S Havana St., Aurora, CO 80014
  • 02/05/2021 Aurora Civic Center 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora, CO 80012
  • 07/05/2021 Second Chance Center and Temple of Zion 224 Potomac Street, Aurora, CO 80011
  • 08/05/2021 Aurora Civic Center 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora, CO 80012
  • 09/05/2021 Aurora Civic Center 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora, CO 80012
  • 05/14/2021 Second Chance Center and Temple of Zion 224 Potomac Street, Aurora, CO 80011
  • 05/15/2021 Shri Shirdi SaiBaba Temple of the Rockies 10250 E. Easter Ave., Centennial, CO 80112
  • 05/16/2021 Aurora Civic Center 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora, CO 80012
  • 05/21/2021 Second Chance Center and Temple of Zion 224 Potomac Street, Aurora, CO 80011
  • 05/22/2021 Korean Association of Colorado 2851 S. Parker, Aurora, CO 80014
  • 05/23/2021 Aurora Civic Center 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora, CO 80012
  • 05/26/2021 Second Chance Center and Temple of Zion 224 Potomac Street, Aurora, CO 80011
  • 05/28/2021 Second Chance Center and Temple of Zion 224 Potomac Street, Aurora, CO 80011
  • 06/02/2021 Second Chance Center and Temple of Zion 224 Potomac Street, Aurora, CO 80011
  • 04/06/2021 Aurora Civic Center 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora CO 80012
  • 06/06/2021 Aurora Civic Center 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy, Aurora CO 80012
  • 09/06/2021 Second Chance Center and Temple of Zion 224 Potomac Street, Aurora, CO 80011
  • 06/11/2021 Second Chance Center and Temple of Zion 224 Potomac Street, Aurora, CO 80011
  • 12/06/2021 Aurora Civic Center 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora, CO 80012
  • 12/06/2021 El Paseo Colorado 15200 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora, CO 80011
  • 06/13/2021 Aurora Civic Center 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora, CO 80012
  • 06/18/2021 Second Chance Center and Temple of Zion 224 Potomac Street, Aurora, CO 80011
  • 06/19/2021 Aurora Civic Center 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora, CO 80012
  • 06/20/2021 Aurora Civic Center 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora, CO 80012
  • 06/23/2021 Second Chance Center and Temple of Zion 224 Potomac Street, Aurora, CO 80011
  • 06/26/2021 Aurora Civic Center 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora, CO 80012
  • 06/27/2021 Aurora Civic Center 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora, CO 80012
  • 06/30/2021 Second Chance Center and Temple of Zion 224 Potomac Street, Aurora, CO 80011
  • 10/07/2021 Aurora Civic Center 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora, CO 80012
  • 11/07/2021 Aurora Civic Center 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora, CO 80012
  • 07/17/2021 Aurora Civic Center 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora, CO 80012
  • 07/17/2021 Aurora Civic Center 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora, CO 80012
  • 07/24/2021 Aurora Civic Center 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora, CO 80012
  • 07/31/2021 Aurora Civic Center 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora, CO 80012
  • 10/16/2021 RCCG Dayspring Center 15801 E. Centretech Circle, Aurora, CO 80011
  • 10/29/2021 Second Home Community Center 10730 E. Iliff Ave., Aurora, CO 80014
  • 11/11/2021 Denver Jewish School 2450 S. Wabash St., Denver, CO 80231
  • 11/13/2021 Disciple Mission Church of Denver 8390 E. Hampden Ave, Denver, CO 80231
  • 11/14/2021 Denver Sikh Gurudwara 7275 S. Lima St., Englewood, CO 80231
  • 2/12/2021 Disciple Mission Church of Denver 8390 E. Hampden Ave, Denver, CO 80231
  • 05/12/2021 Temple Emmanuel 51 Grape St., Denver, CO 80220
  • 05/12/2021 Denver Sikh Gurudwara 7275 S. Lima St., Englewood, CO 80231
  • 09/01/2022 H-Mart 5036 W. 92nd Ave., Westminster, CO 80031
  • 09/01/2022 Denver Sikh Gurudwara 7275 S. Lima St. Englewood, CO 80231
  • 01/16/2022 H-Mart 2751 S. Parker Road, Aurora, CO 80014

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The health department is directly notifying patients who were vaccinated at offsite clinics during this time. It also runs its own free vaccination clinics in affected communities. Dates and times for these free clinics were not provided.

The CDPHE suggested that patients should be given a new dose as soon as possible, with some exceptions related to the patients’ age, their general health and the time since the last vaccine dose. The agency recommended an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) rather than the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Meanwhile, the permanent location of the Family Medicine Clinic for Health Equity in Denver, at 5250 Leetsdale Drive, Unit 110, has been determined to be in full compliance with all vaccine storage and recording requirements. of the temperature. CPDHE staff conducted on-site visits to the clinic’s permanent location in April 2021 and April 2022. It was during this last visit that the off-site compliance issues were discovered, CPDHE told CBS4.

Following the procedural alert from the CDPHE, the Family Medicine Clinic for Health Equity adjusted its operations at offsite clinics and has since hosted three on April 15, May 2 and May 7. Patients vaccinated in these clinics do not need to be revaccinated.