Park County Expands COVID19 Vaccine Program
February 5, 2021
Park County, Colo. — In an effort to help more people in Park County access the COVID-19 vaccine, Park County Public Health (PCPH) is continuing to expand the availability of its vaccine to include people 65 and older. To date, PCPH has focused its efforts on healthcare workers, first responders, and those who are 70 and older, as directed by Gov. Jared Polis’ office and the Colorado Department of Public Health (CDPHE).
“We believe we’re nearing completion of our healthcare workers and first responders, and that’s good news, because it means more of our frontline, essential workers are going to be protected against COVID-19 moving forward,” said Lynn Ramey, Director of PCPH. “Now we are able to continue to ramp up efforts to expand access to residents who are vulnerable to the virus, such as adults aged 65 and older.”
Several mass vaccine clinics are planned for the coming weeks in various areas of the county to offer vaccine in limited quantities:
- Platte Canyon High School, 7243 US Hwy 285, Bailey, CO 80421, on Feb. 6, 2021. This clinic is provided for people 70 and older only by STRIDE Community Health Center and volunteers from organizations around the county. Appointments are full and no walk-up appointments are available.
- Lake George Fire Station 1, 8951 County Road 90, Lake George, CO 80827 hosted by UC Health on Feb. 10, 2021. Appointments available for anyone 65 and older, please complete the PCPH Sign-Up Formand wait to be contacted.
- Harrison School, 920 Field Ave, Cañon City, CO 81212 Fremont County Public Health is offering residents a clinic on Feb. 13, 2021. Appointments available for anyone 65 and older, please call Fremont County Public Health at 719-276-7450.
Vaccine supply is limited and please stay tuned as more clinics are announced. In the meantime, please complete the PCPH Pre-Registration Form. Check your email, your phone and the scheduling site regularly for newly added clinics. Due to the limited nature of the vaccine, clinics are expected to fill quickly. We will continue to offer additional clinics as more vaccine becomes available.
Park County seniors, if you need assistance because you have limited internet or email capabilities, please call the resources below and they will help get you signed-up to be notified when a vaccine is ready for you.
Park County Senior Coalition
Address: 825 Clark Street, Fairplay, CO 80440
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 7 AM to 4 PM
In-person appointments are available but please call first!
Senior Alliance of Platte Canyon
Hours: Monday - Thursday – 9 AM to 3 PM
This announcement from PCPH comes after Gov. Polis announced changes to vaccine eligibility and beginning Feb. 8, providers will be able to vaccinate anyone 65 and over.
In Park County, we will continue to prioritize those that are 70 and over who have not yet received a vaccine while expanding clinics to anyone 65 and older to ensure every available vaccine is utilized and more residents can be protected from COVID19.
Colorado’s PreK-12 educators and licensed childcare providers will also become eligible to receive the vaccine on Feb. 8 and planning is underway among Park County Public Health, nearby providers and education leaders.
How to sign up to get vaccinated:
For people 65 and older, please complete the online Pre-Registration Form or sign up for an appointment time if available. Check your email, your phone and the scheduling site regularly for newly added clinics.
- You may access resources outside of the county by going to www.cocovidvaccine.org
- Safeway’s and King Soopers’ are accepting appointments for 70 and older Coloradans.
- PreK-12 educators and child care workers in licensed programs, should work with their employers to get details on their plans.
While this change allows more Coloradans to be eligible and sign-up to receive a vaccine, our local supply continues to be limited and this process will take time. We have thousands more people in the current eligible group who have not been contacted about getting a vaccine yet.
Once you complete the online Pre-Registration Form, no other action is required. Park County or a partner agency will contact you to schedule an appointment time as more mass vaccination events are announced across the county.
Visit CDPHE’s website for a complete listing of vaccine providers and sign-up links. For details on the new vaccine phases, check out the Frequently Asked Questions.
PCPH continues to encourage all Park County residents to do what we know works to prevent the spread of this virus: wear a mask in public, practice physical distancing, wash your hands regularly and avoid large gatherings.
If you have been contacted by or have already scheduled a vaccine through one of these channels, please keep your appointment. Please continue to check with these other providers regularly, as vaccine availability will vary by site.
Visit https://parkco.us/755/Coronavirus-Disease-2019-COVID-19 for details and resources related to Park County’s COVID-19 response.