Lake County Public Health Agency gave a nod to Gov. Polis’s March 29 announcement, in which he said that all Coloradans over age 16 will be eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, and those over age 18 will be eligible for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines as of this Friday. Lake County health officials are planning a vaccine clinic for those 18 and older on Wednesday, April 7, at Leadville’s Colorado Mountain College. The event expands on the 1.B.4 group that is currently scheduled for vaccines. To register, click here.
“Each vaccine is a step towards getting back to normal,” Polis said. “Today is a monumental step forward in Colorado’s efforts to get vaccines to every person who wants one, and I want to thank our frontline heroes – both professional and volunteer – who have stepped up, racing to get shots into arms. This is one of the greatest feats in human history, and we couldn’t have gotten to where we are now without their tireless efforts.”
“Soon everyone in our state will be able to get the protection they need, but it’s going to take some time. It could be next week, it could be in five weeks,” he added. “So while availability opens to everyone this Friday, April 2nd, be patient and know that your time will come.”
Currently, 70 percent of all Coloradans 60 and older have been vaccinated, including 79 percent of all Coloradans 70 and older, 71 percent of Coloradans 65-69, and 53 percent of Coloradans 60-64. More than 1.5 million (1,579,599) Coloradans have received their first dose of a vaccine, and almost 1 million (999,618) have been fully immunized.
Other vaccine providers in Lake County:
Rocky Mountain Family Practice: 719-486-0500
St. Vincent Health: 719-486-0230
Surrounding areas with possible vaccine appointments available:
Summit County: comassvax.org
Eagle County: tinyurl.com/yh9mk8kk
Chaffee County chaffeecounty.rsvpify.com/
Lake County’s COVID-19 information Facebook page, a good source for updates: facebook.com/COVID19LakeCountyCO/