State community vaccination sites transition to local providers

Colorado’s six community vaccine sites have played an important part in vaccinating many Coloradans, quickly. Twelve percent of all vaccine doses have been administered through the six state community vaccination sites with nearly 389,000 vaccine doses across the state. Now that Colorado is close to reaching 70 percent of adults in Colorado being vaccinated, the state will transition to local providers by July 4, 2021, closing the six existing sites and moving to primary care physicians, pharmacies, hospitals, and local public health agencies, mobile clinics, and community based partnerships. This will help establish a more long-term, sustainable model for vaccinating more Coloradans and for any potential for booster vaccinations in the future. A growing list of these providers will continue to offer vaccinations at many convenient locations across the state.

Details on each of the community vaccine sites is listed below:

  • The Mesa County site transitioned to the Mesa County Public Health Office 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 transitioned to local providers on June 25. The site administered a total of 60,657 doses. Individuals who have received first doses at The Ranch will be rescheduled for second doses within the existing Larimer County Public Health scheduling system.
  • The El Paso County site at Broadmoor World Arena transitioned to local providers on June 27. The site administered a total of 63,698 doses.
  • The Pueblo County site at the Colorado State Fairgrounds transitioned 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 are now making stops in all four corners of the state. These clinics allow people to access the vaccine right in their home communities.
  • Coloradans may 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 host vaccine events and smaller clinics in their communities.
  • Employers may request a free, on-site vaccination event for their employees via CDPHE’s workplace vaccination program.
  • People who recently received their first doses at community vaccination sites may find a provider for their second doses via CDPHE’s Find out where you can get vaccinated webpage. Note that the second dose of vaccine should be the same product (e.g., Moderna, Pfizer) as the first.

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This press release was provided by the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment.