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With fall boosters likely on the way, a check-up on COVID

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At a COVID-19 pop-up clinic Friday evening, December 3, 2021, in the community center of the Villages at Gateway Apartments in Denver’s Montbello neighborhood. The event, organized by Soto, Conectores de Montbello and Kids in Need of Dentistry, provided gift bags to the first 60 kids vaccinated, as well as a visit with Santa Claus.

The US government hopes to have millions of doses of a new COVID-19 booster this fall. The vaccine will be formulated to target the Omicron variants, including the latest, BA.5. BA.5 is spreading rapidly in Colorado, though hospitalizations and case counts have remained relatively steady. We get a pandemic checkup from Dr. Anuj Mehta, a pulmonary and critical care physician at Denver Health, who also advises the state health department.