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People age 70 and older in Garfield County can schedule appointments for COVID-19 vaccine beginning Monday, January 4

People age 70 and older in Garfield County can schedule appointments for COVID-19 vaccine beginning Monday, January 4

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – On December 30, the Governor’s office announced new guidance for the COVID-19 Phase 1B group, which now includes people age 70 and older. Beginning Monday, January 4, residents of Garfield County age 70 and older can make appointments at Grand River Health or Valley View Hospital to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.

“Garfield County Public Health, Grand River Health and Valley View are excited to respond to this change and move forward with the Governor’s order,” said Yvonne Long, Garfield County Public Health Director.

No walk-ins are being accepted at this time. An appointment is required to receive the vaccine. Vaccine supply is still very limited and other Phase 1A and 1B vaccinations are still ongoing. Additional clinics will be made available as additional vaccine supplies are received.

Vaccine scheduling hotlines are open Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To make an appointment at Grand River Health call 970-625-1100. To make an appointment at Valley View Hospital call the COVID-19 Community Hotline at 970.384.7632.

Scheduling is based on the availability of vaccine doses. If local hospitals do not have enough doses, individuals will be placed on a waitlist.

Garfield County residents who are 70 years and older and have additional health complications should reach out to their primary care provider. Primary care practices may refer high-risk patients who are 70 years and older directly to hospitals for priority scheduling.

Individuals must be a resident of Garfield County. Residents are defined as those with a permanent mailing or physical address within Garfield County or, those who own property in Garfield County and reside there for longer than 30 days at a time. Residents of other counties should look to their respective public health agencies for information on how they may receive the vaccine. Eagle County COVID information. Pitkin County COVID information.

Two doses of the vaccine are required. All those being scheduled will be asked to confirm their ability to receive the second dose to ensure maximum efficacy of the vaccine. The vaccine is free and no administration fee will be charged.

How will I know when it is my turn to be vaccinated?

Garfield County Public Health is posting frequent updates in the news media, on Facebook @garfieldhealth, and on our website on the COVID & Public Health page. To navigate to the COVID & Public Health page from the main Garfield County site, click the red COVID & Public Health rectangle at the top of the page. Sign up to be notified about Garfield County COVID news at garfieldcounty.net.

 

Media contact
Carrie Godes
Public Information Officer
Garfield County Public Health
2014 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
970.379.6285 | cell
[email protected]
www.garfield-county.com