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CDPHE: Last couple days to get vaccinated in time for holiday gatherings

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Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 6:14 AM MDT
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DENVER, Colo. (KKTV) - The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) says with fall and winter holidays quickly approaching, the time for Coloradans to get vaccinated is also coming up. In order for people to be fully vaccinated when the holidays roll around, people should get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by the following dates:

Thanksgiving (Nov. 25): Moderna by Oct. 14, Pfizer by Oct. 21, Johnson & Johnson by Nov. 11

Hanukkah (starts Nov. 28): Moderna by Oct. 17, Pfizer by Oct. 24, Johnson & Johnson by Nov. 14

Christmas (Dec. 25): Moderna by Nov. 13, Pfizer by Nov. 20, Johnson & Johnson by Dec. 11

CDPHE says vaccinations are the best way for Coloradans to protect themselves, their families, and communities while celebrating the holidays.

“The holidays are special because they often mean getting together with multiple generations of family and friends,” said Jill Hunsaker Ryan, executive director, CDPHE. “Many of us have had to sacrifice and cancel gatherings over the past 20 months because of the pandemic. This year, we have the option to gather more safely thanks to the vaccine. At a time when we think about all the things we are grateful for— let’s be especially grateful for the vaccine. Take advantage of it. It could save your life or the lives of your loved ones.”

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