All six COVID-19 community vaccination sites across Colorado will cease operations through Sunday as the state turns vaccination efforts to local providers, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said Monday afternoon.
Residents will now only get their vaccines through their GPs, pharmacies, hospitals, local health authorities, mobile clinics and community-based partnerships, according to a press release announcing the change.
“This will help establish a longer-term, more sustainable model for vaccinating more Coloradans and for the potential for future booster vaccinations,” the press release said.
To date, state vaccination centers have given nearly 389,000 doses – or 12% of all vaccine doses in Colorado, the press release said.
The move is getting closer to vaccinating 70 percent of its adult population in Colorado, though the state is not on track to hit that mark by Sunday – a nationwide goal President Joe Biden announced in late May. State data from Monday shows that just over 50% of Coloradans are fully vaccinated against the disease and nearly 56% have received at least one dose.
San Juan County leads Colorado with 90.6% of the population vaccinated with at least one dose, state data shows. Denver County vaccinated 72.5% of its population and El Paso County vaccinated 50.8% with at least one dose, excluding vaccines given at military bases.
The Denver County’s Ball Arena vaccination center will be delivering doses through Saturday. As of Sunday, more than 91,400 doses had been administered through the website.
People can also get their vaccine at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Adams County through Tuesday. This site administered about 90,000 doses as of Sunday.
Four other vaccination centers in the community are closed. You are:
- The El Paso County location in the Broadmoor World Arena was switched to local providers on Saturday. The site administered a total of 63,698 doses.
- The Pueblo County site on the Colorado State Fairgrounds was transferred to the Pueblo County Public Health Service on June 14. The site administered 44,434 doses.
- The Larimer County location on the ranch was switched to local providers on Friday. The site administered 60,657 doses. Individuals who received initial doses at the ranch will be postponed for second doses within Larimer County’s existing public health planning system, according to the press release.
- The Mesa County site became the Mesa County Health Department on June 12 and continues to deliver vaccines. The state website administered 39,753 doses, according to a press release.
El Paso County public health officials also announced that both COVID-19 vaccines and tests will be available at The Citadel and Chapel Hills malls in Colorado Springs starting Thursday.
The drive-through vaccination station in the citadel is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. No pre-registration is required. The test site in the citadel remains open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Nomi Health will continue to operate the drive-through vaccination facility at the Chapel Hills Mall. To sign up for the Chapel Hills Mall Clinic, visit comassvax.org/appointment/en/clinic/search#search_results#search_results.
El Paso County’s health authorities will relocate the test site on the Rampart Range campus of Pikes Peak Community College to the Chapel Hills Mall. The site is open Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
To find a local vaccine supplier, visit covid19.oshawa.gov/vaccine/where-you-can-get-vaccinated.
Residents can also call 1-877-268-2926 to schedule a first or second dose of the vaccine. The hotline can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week in several languages.