Category Archives: COVID-19

Vaccine Clinic – May 21st, 2021

Download: COVID-19 Vaccine Form

The Baca County Board of Public Health, Baca County Public Health Agency, Southeast Colorado Hospital District will be holding a Covid-19 vaccination clinic at the Minnick Building at the County Fairgrounds on Friday, May 21, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. For the Moderna vaccine, you need to be 18 or older. The Pfizer vaccine is eligible for kids 12 and over. If you are between the ages of 12-18 and would like to receive a vaccine, please contact Baca County Public Health as we may be able to obtain doses of the Pfizer vaccine for the clinic.

There is a form that needs to be completed; having the form completed prior to arrival will help make things run more smoothly. You can receive the form from the Baca County Commissioner’s office or on our website at www.bacacountyco.gov; see “vaccine form.” Also, if you return your completed form to the Baca County Public Health Agency or Commissioner’s office prior to the clinic, we will have an idea how many residents to expect; note, the health assessment section should be completed after you arrive at the clinic.

If you have any questions, please call the commissioner’s office at 719.523.6532 or Baca County Public Health Agency at 719.523.6621.

Governor Polis Announces All Coloradans 16+ Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Starting April 2

DENVER – Today, Governor Jared Polis announced that starting this Friday, April 2nd, all Coloradans over the age of 16 will be eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, and all Coloradans over the age of 18 will be eligible to receive the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The Governor shared that the State anticipates that everyone who wants it will have access to the vaccine before the end of May. He was joined by Brigadier General Scott Sherman to discuss the next phase of vaccine distribution.

“Each vaccine is a step towards getting back to normal. Today is a monumental step forward in Colorado’s efforts to get vaccines to every person who wants one, and I want to thank our frontline heroes — both professional and volunteer — who have stepped up, racing to get shots into arms,” said Governor Jared Polis. “This is one of the greatest feats in human history, and we couldn’t have gotten to where we are now without their tireless efforts. Soon everyone in our state will be able to get the protection they need, but it’s going to take some time. It could be next week, it could be in five weeks. So while availability opens to everyone this Friday, April 2nd, be patient and know that your time will come.”

Currently, 70% of all Coloradans 60 and older have been vaccinated, including 79% of all Coloradans 70 and older, 71% of Coloradans 65-69, and 53% of Colordans 60-64. More than 1.5 million (1,579,599) Coloradans have received their first dose of tha vaccine, and almost 1 million (999,618) have been fully immunized.

In order to meet its ambitious vaccination goals and get shots into arms as quickly as possible, Colorado has launched five Vaccines for All Community Vaccination Sites. Depending on supply, a maximum of 6,000 doses per day will be administered at each site, six days per week, for a total of 36,000 doses administered each week through the program. To date, 35,322 doses have been administered through these sites.

In the last two weeks, Governor Polis joined the launch of the Broadmoor World Arena site in Colorado Springs, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, and The Ranch Events Complex in Loveland. Five locations are open in five counties, and starting April 1 the state will partner with Denver County to launch a site at Ball Arena. Information about the community vaccination sites can be found below:

Colorado also has numerous strategies in place to narrow gaps in vaccine distribution. In addition to standing up Community Vaccination Sites, the State’s Equity Outreach Team is working directly with community-based organizations, providers, local public health agencies, and Tribes to set up vaccine clinics in underserved communities across the state. As of today, 111 clinics have been completed, with 10-12 clinics completed per week on average. More than 75 clinics scheduled through April 6th are expected to administer 30,400+ doses.

Finally, Governor Polis announced that Colorado will be launching mobile vaccine clinics to create even more access for Coloradans in the coming weeks. These buses will travel to small communities and meet Coloradans where they are. More information will be coming as these clinics come online.

The Governor delivered this good news with the caveat that this is still a time for caution. New cases and hospitalizations are holding steady, but emerging COVID-19 variants are cause for concern. For Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, it typically takes two weeks for the body to build immunity after vaccination. That means you can be infected from exposure to COVID-19 just before or just after vaccination.

Please view the press conference on the Governor’s Facebook page.

Updated Vaccination Eligibility

Now vaccinating

  • People age 50+.
  • People with high risk conditions.
  • High and moderate risk health care workers and first responders.
  • Correctional workers.
  • Funeral services.
  • PK-12 educators and staff.
  • Child care workers in licensed child care facilities.
  • Frontline essential workers.*
  • Continuation of operations for state government and continuity of local government.*

Full Information and Source: https://covid19.colorado.gov/for-coloradans/vaccine/find-out-when-youre-eligible-for-a-covid-19-vaccine#vax%20phase

 

Vaccine Clinic – March 26th, 2021

The Baca County Board of Public Health, Baca County Public Health Agency, Southeast Colorado Hospital District, and the state of Colorado, will be holding a Covid-19 vaccination clinic in the Minnick Building at the Baca County Fairgrounds, with the assistance of multiple volunteers. The clinic will be held Friday, March 26, 2021 beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Those receiving the first dose on February 19th can receive their 2nd dose between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.  After 10:00 a.m., the clinic will open to anyone in an eligible category to receive their first dose.

There is a form that needs to be completed; having the form completed prior to arrival will help make things run more smoothly. You can receive the form from the Baca County Commissioner’s office or on our website at www.bacacountyco.gov; see “vaccine form.” Also, if you return your completed form to the Commissioner’s office prior to the clinic, we will have an idea how many residents to expect; note, the health assessment section will be completed when you arrive at the clinic. If you have any questions, please call the commissioner’s office at 719.523.6532.

Download: COVID-19 Vaccine Administration and Screening Form