Our physicians recommend that RMCC patients who meet the CDC guidelines for being immunocompromised and have received the Pfizer or Moderna series of COVID vaccine receive the booster. The CDC recommends patients receive the same vaccine received initially. RMCC will not be scheduling or administering the vaccine.
If you answer yes to any of the below questions, you qualify as immunocompromised:
If you answer NO please follow up with primary care provider to determine eligibility.
The CDC recommends the booster be administered at least 28 days after the last COVID-19 vaccine. A letter is not required to prove immunosuppression; it is a self-attestation at the time of scheduling. Patients will need to self-schedule through pharmacies, hospital systems, churches or other, as they did before.
There is not enough information available at this time to indicate whether patients who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will have improved antibody response following an additional dose.
BCH is administering the COVID-19 booster shot for patients that meet the requirements of being immunocompromised. Patients can either register through the MYBCH portal or call the COVID-19 hotline at 303-415-7777. In either case, patients will need to self-attest that they are immunocompromised. Documentation is not required from RMCC; it is all self-attestation by patient.
For more information on COVID-19 vaccines for immunocompromised people, please visit the CDC website here.
We have revised the current visitor policy to allow patients to have one visitor with them during a visit with their provider. The visitor policy remains unchanged for all other areas of the clinic, especially the infusion suite, in order to promote social distancing. We will no longer require temperature as part of the screening process. Screeners will continue to ask and document the symptom and Covid testing related questions. Mask requirements remain unchanged. Everyone entering the clinic is required to wear a mask.
The CDC has put out new options that would reduce the 14-day quarantine [after a known COVID-19 exposure] to between 7-10 days depending on the lack of symptoms and negative test results. While these options are available, this does not change our current guidelines for determining patients’ return to the clinic. We will continue to abide by the 14-day recommendation to maintain the highest level of safety for our community. The State of Colorado has not changed their recommendations and are upholding the 14-day quarantine guideline.
Patients with a high-risk exposure who have been fully vaccinated (>14 days from final injection) do not need to quarantine unless symptomatic but are still required to adhere to our mask policy when in the clinic.
Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers (RMCC) is committed to the well-being of our patients. Cancer patients are more susceptible to viruses, including COVID-19, because of weakened and compromised immune systems. Some cancer treatments, such as targeted therapies, steroids, as well as some cancer types, like blood cancers, can result in an impaired immune system. Therefore, our cancer centers ask that all patients and caregivers abide by the following rules in order to keep everyone safe:
Additionally, the following restrictions are still in place:
Steps we are taking to safeguard everyone (patients and staff alike) from exposure include, but are not limited to:
We are monitoring COVID-19 closely, and you can find the latest information from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) below.