The state’s COVID-19 community vaccination sites will disappear at the end of March
The state’s COVID-19 community vaccination sites will disappear at the end of March

The state’s COVID-19 community vaccination sites will disappear at the end of March

DENVER – Colorado’s COVID-19 community vaccination sites will be dismantled in late March as part of the state’s plan to live with the virus, health officials said Tuesday.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) officials said in a press release that the transition from local vaccination sites to traditional health environments would be phased out, with equity in COVID-19 vaccination remaining a top priority through mobile vaccine buses that will run through at least 30 June as the state continues to implement its four-step roadmap to move away from the acute phase of the pandemic.

According to the CDPHE, nearly 2,000 providers across Colorado partnered with the state to provide free COVID-19 vaccines to those who wanted them, and 54 local public health agencies as well as several community and health partners not only administered the vaccines but also provided therapeutic treatments. and free COVID-19 test.

Tuesday’s announcement follows last week’s move by the state to stop sending free COVID-19 test kits to people’s homes, though coloradans can still download free test kits in several places, including recreation centers, libraries, fire stations, among other common areas.

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State health officials said Colorado is ready to re-establish not only local vaccination sites but local test and therapeutic treatment clinics within four to five weeks should it become necessary.

Other vaccine-related resources and programs that address health inequalities and offer free and inexpensive vaccinations and health screenings, such as community-based pop-up vaccination clinics, will continue to work, health officials said.

As Colorado continues to see a decline in hospital admissions for confirmed cases of COVID-19, health officials are urging people who have not been vaccinated to do so, and for others who have been fully vaccinated, health officials recommend keeping up to date on their vaccinations. so they can be protected from serious illness and hospitalization.

To date, nearly 4 million Coloradans are now fully vaccinated, representing more than 73% of the eligible population. Nearly 53% of Coloradans aged 12 and up are boosted, with people under the age of 30 remaining on their booster doses. Colored people in Colorado remain vaccinated, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine data.

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