Colorado Closes Community Vaccination Sites and Moves To Local Providers

Colorado Closes Community Vaccination Sites and Moves To Local Providers

Now that Colorado is close to reaching 70% of adults in Colorado vaccinated, the state will transition to local providers by July 4, 2021, closing all six existing sites and moving to primary care physicians, pharmacies, hospitals and local public health agencies, mobile clinics, and community-based associations.

This will help establish a longer-term, sustainable model for vaccinating more Coloradans and for any potential booster vaccines in the future.

The six Colorado community vaccination sites have played an important role in rapidly vaccinating many Coloradans. 12% of all vaccine doses have been administered through the six state community vaccination sites with nearly 389,000 vaccine doses statewide.

Details of each of the community vaccine sites are listed below:

  • The Mesa County site transitioned to the Mesa County Office of Public Health on June 12 and continues to administer vaccines. The site administered a total of 39,753 doses through the state site.
  • The Larimer County site at The Ranch became local vendors on June 25. The site administered a total of 60,657 doses. Individuals who have received the first doses at The Ranch will be rescheduled for the second doses within the current Larimer County Public Health scheduling system.
  • The El Paso County site at Broadmoor World Arena went to local vendors on June 27. The site administered a total of 63,698 doses.
  • The Pueblo County site at the Colorado State Fairgrounds went to Pueblo County Public Health on June 14. The site administered a total of 44,434 doses.
  • The Denver County site at Ball Arena continues to administer doses through July 3. The site has administered 91,492 doses as of June 27.
  • The Adams County site at Dicks Sporting Good Park continues to administer doses through June 29. The site has administered 90,042 doses as of June 27.

Many vaccination sites accept walk-ins or same-day appointments. Additional state vaccination efforts include:

  • Mobile vaccination clinics now they are making stops across the state. These clinics allow people to access the vaccine directly in their communities of origin.
  • Colorado residents can also call 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926) for help scheduling a first or second dose of vaccine. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in multiple languages.
  • Many local public health agencies will continue to organize vaccination events and clinics smaller in their communities.
  • Employers can request a free on-site vaccination event for their employees through CDPHE’s workplace vaccination program.
  • People who recently received their first doses at community vaccination sites can find a provider for their second doses through the website Find out where you can get the CDPHE vaccine . Note that the second dose of vaccine must be the same product (eg Moderna, Pfizer) as the first.

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