CDPHE to send text messages to Coloradans eligible for COVID-19 booster

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

REMOTE (Oct. 22, 2021) — Starting today, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will send text notifications to many Coloradans who are eligible for a COVID-19 booster dose. Over the next 13 days CDPHE will send text messages to people whose records in the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS) indicate they are:

The text messages will go to over 1 million Coloradans. The text messages will be sent from 45778.

Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov


El CDPHE enviará mensajes de texto a los habitantes de Colorado que reúnen los requisitos necesarios para recibir una dosis de refuerzo de la vacuna contra el COVID-19

REMOTO (22 de octubre de 2021) — A partir de hoy, el Departamento de Salud Pública y Medio Ambiente de Colorado (CDPHE por sus siglas en inglés) estará enviando mensajes de texto a los habitantes de nuestro Estado que califican para recibir una dosis de refuerzo de la vacuna contra el COVID-19. Durante los próximos 13 días, el CDPHE mandará mensajes de texto a aquellos individuos que —según el Sistema de Información de Inmunización de Colorado— pertenecen a uno de estos grupos poblacionales.

  • Personas de 18 o más años de edad que completaron su esquema de vacunación de Pfizer o Moderna al menos hace 6 meses.
  • Personas de 18 o más años de edad que recibieron su dosis inicial de Johnson & Johnson al menos hace 2 meses.

Los mensajes de texto se enviarán desde el número 45778 y llegarán a más de un millón de habitantes de nuestro Estado.

Continúe manteniéndose informado visitando covid19.colorado.gov.

CDPHE to send text messages to Coloradans eligible for COVID-19 booster

Gov. Polis provides update on COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines and boosters

DENVER – Today, Governor Jared Polis provided an update on Colorado’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, reminding Coloradans that the pandemic is not yet behind us as COVID-19 related hospitalizations continue to increase across the state with almost 90% of the state’s ICU beds currently occupied. Governor Polis was joined by Dr. Rachel Herlihy, state epidemiologist, and COVID 19 Incident Commander Scott Bookman. 

“We have the ability to end the pandemic and get back to the Colorado we love but we need more Coloradans to get the lifesaving, and effective COVID-19 vaccine. Hospital beds across the state are filling up with COVID patients, most of which are unvaccinated but it doesn’t have to be this way,” said Governor Polis. “We have all the tools we need to defeat this pandemic. The risk of hospitalization if you are vaccinated and contract COVID is very low but much higher, almost a 1 in 10 chance, if you are unvaccinated. Show that you love yourself and that you support your friends and family by getting vaccines. Get protected, get vaccinated, and get boosted,” Governor Polis added.

Colorado is facing a strain on our hospital capacity as most Coloradans are back to living their normal lives, leading to more accidents and hospitalizations, while the state is also seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases, the majority of which are among the unvaccinated that lead to hospitalization. 

Dr. Rachel Herlihy, state epidemiologist, provided an overview of COVID-19 case rates in Colorado. “The increases that we are seeing in hospitalizations are across all age groups,” said Dr. Herlihy. “The rates are increasing a little more rapidly though in some of our older populations, specifically in our 70+ population. This is an important reminder of the importance of booster doses to protect individuals who are at a higher risk of severe disease, especially hospitalization or death.” 

To free up hospital capacity, Governor Polis reminded all Coloradans to get their flu and COVID-19 shot and encouraged eligible Coloradans to get their booster COVID shot. Research by Pfizer showed in a large study that booster shots are highly effective, especially against the highly contagious Delta variant. The effectiveness of the vaccine with a booster shoots up to over 95.6% effective, according to Pfizer’s study released today, Oct. 21. 

Scott Bookman, COVID 19 Incident Commander, also gave an update on the hospitalization capacity situation in the state. 

“As of today, we have 1,130 people hospitalized and the state only has 934 beds remaining. Surgeries are being canceled, brain surgeries, heart surgeries are being delayed because of a lack of availability to provide care to those patients due to the impact of COVID hospitalizations,” said Scott Bookman. “I join the Governor and Dr. Herlihy in urging all Coloradans who have not yet been vaccinated to take that step to get their first shot. And I also urge those that are eligible to get their booster to do so as soon as possible.”  

The Food and Drug Administration, as of yesterday, released new recommendations regarding booster shots of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. The Johnson & Johnson booster was authorized by the FDA for anyone 18 and over. The Moderna booster, a half-dose of the original shot, was authorized by the FDA for people 65 and older and everyone who works around others at their job. Additionally, the FDA authorized a mix and match approach where eligible individuals can receive a booster dose after their primary series from any of the approved vaccines. 

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted on all of these recommendations today and soon the CDC Director is expected to also sign off on the recommendations, which will lead to final approval for boosters of Moderna and J&J. To date, nearly 8% of Coloradans have received their booster shot and it is expected that number will quickly rise once ACIP signs off on the boosters of J&J and Moderna. Booster shots will not just add additional immunity but will also help protect young children who are not yet vaccinated and other vulnerable populations. 

Gov. Polis provides update on COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines and boosters

CDPHE: Today is the deadline to receive a first dose of Pfizer to be fully vaccinated by Thanksgiving

This Thursday, Oct. 21, is the last day to get fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine before thanksgiving. CDPHE reminds Coloradans to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to holiday gatherings. People are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the final dose of their primary vaccine series. Vaccinations are the best way for Coloradans to protect themselves, their families, and their communities while celebrating holidays. In order to be considered fully vaccinated by the following holidays, people should get their first dose of vaccine by the following dates:

  • Thanksgiving (Nov. 25): Pfizer by Oct. 21, Johnson & Johnson by Nov. 11, Moderna (date passed)
  • Hanukkah (starts Nov. 28): Pfizer by Oct. 24, Johnson & Johnson by Nov. 14, Moderna (date passed)
  • Christmas (Dec. 25): Moderna by Nov. 13, Pfizer by Nov. 20, Johnson & Johnson by Dec. 11

Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

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Este jueves vence el plazo para aplicarse la primera dosis de Pfizer y así poder festejar el Día de Acción de Gracias totalmente vacunado

Este jueves 21 de octubre es el último día para inmunizarse porcompleto con la vacuna de Pfizer antes de que llegue el Día de Acción de Gracias (Thanksgiving). El CDPHE les recuerda a los habitantes de Colorado que deben vacunarse contra el COVID-19 con tiempo suficiente para los próximos encuentros festivos. Se considera a un individuo totalmente vacunado 14 días después de que haya completado la última dosis del esquema de su vacuna. Las vacunas constituyen la mejor herramienta para que nos protejamos a nosotros mismos, a nuestras familias y a nuestras comunidades mientras se celebran las fiestas. Por ende, para estar totalmente vacunados antes de las fiestas venideras, es preciso recibir la primera dosis de la vacuna a más tardar en las fechas que se listan a continuación:

  • Día de Acción de Gracias (se celebra el 25 de noviembre): Pfizer (21 de octubre), Johnson & Johnson (11 de noviembre), Moderna (plazo vencido)
  • Hanukkah (empieza el 28 de noviembre): Pfizer (24 de octubre), Johnson & Johnson (14 de noviembre), Moderna (plazo vencido)
  • Navidad (25 de diciembre): Moderna (13 de noviembre), Pfizer (20 de noviembre) y Johnson & Johnson (11 de diciembre)

 Continúe manteniéndose informado visitando covid19.colorado.gov.

CDPHE: Today is the deadline to receive a first dose of Pfizer to be fully vaccinated by Thanksgiving

State offers first, second, and third COVID-19 vaccination doses at clinics across Colorado

The state of Colorado continues its COVID-19 vaccination campaign with clinics offering free vaccines at locations throughout the state. 

These clinic sites offer first, second, and third vaccine doses. A third can be either an additional dose or a booster dose. Pfizer COVID-19 booster doses are authorized for certain Coloradans at high risk from COVID-19. Additional doses of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are currently authorized for immunocompromised Coloradans. Find out if you are eligible for an additional or booster dose.

The convenient community vaccine sites at the Aurora Municipal Center in Aurora, Southwest Plaza Mall in Littleton, and Chapel Hills Mall in Colorado Springs remain open at a 250-dose-per-day capacity.

“More than 3.8 million people in Colorado have already received one of these life-saving vaccines, and we continue our mission of meeting people where they are with vaccine clinics across the state,” said Lt. Col. Jamie Pieper, Colorado National Guard and Senior Advisor for COVID-19 Response. “We remain ready to help unvaccinated Coloradans, and those who need an additional or booster dose, achieve the greatest protection against COVID-19 so our communities can thrive.”

Vaccines are free, and no identification, proof of residency, or insurance is required.

The list below includes vaccine clinics from October 9 to October 15. These clinics are in addition to the 1,700 vaccine providers across the state. 

Tuesday, October 12

Please do not call the following locations for information about clinics. Please call our vaccine hotline at 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926). The hotline is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MT to help answer any questions.

Garfield County

Mountain Valley Mobile Home
171 Highway 133, Carbondale, CO 81623
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Vaccine type: Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson

Thursday, October 14

Please do not call the following locations for information about clinics. Please call our vaccine hotline at 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926). The hotline is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MT to help answer any questions.

Garfield County

Walmart Supercenter parking lot
1000 Airport Road, Rifle, CO 81650
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Vaccine type: Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson

Full list of mobile vaccine clinics statewide.

Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

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El gobierno estatal ofrece primeras, segundas y terceras dosis de las vacunas en clínicas móviles a través de todo Colorado

Clínicas móviles desde el 9 hasta el 15 de octubre

El gobierno estatal continúa su campaña de vacunación contra el COVID-19 poniendo a disposición del público clínicas móviles gratuitas en distintas localidades a través del Estado.

Estos sitios ofrecen, primeras, segundas o terceras dosis de la vacuna. La tercera dosis puede ser ya sea de refuerzo o bien adicional. La dosis de refuerzo de Pfizer ha sido autorizada para ciertos individuos que corren un riesgo elevado de enfermarse de gravedad si contraen el COVID-19. En cuanto a las dosis adicionales, su aplicación está autorizada para individuos con inmunocompromiso. Averigüe si reúne los requisitos necesarios para recibir una dosis adicional o de refuerzo (enlace en inglés).

Nuestros centros de vacunación comunitarios de fácil acceso —ubicados en Aurora Municipal Center (Aurora), Southwest Plaza Mall (Littleton) y Chapel Hills Mall (Colorado Springs) — permanecen abiertos con capacidad para 250 dosis por día.

Jamie Pieper, Teniente Coronel de la Guardia Nacional de Colorado y Asesora Principal de la Respuesta contra el COVID-19 expresó: “Más de 3,8 millones de personas en Colorado ya se han aplicado una de estas vacunas salvavidas. Por nuestra parte, proseguimos con nuestra misión de atender las necesidades concretas de la gente, yendo nosotros hacia ellos y ofreciéndoles clínicas móviles de vacunación a través de Colorado, prestos a ayudar a aquellos que todavía no se han vacunado y a aquellos que necesitan una dosis adicional o de refuerzo para potenciar sus defensas. De ese modo, nuestras comunidades podrán salir adelante”.

Las vacunas son gratuitas y no se requiere presentar documento de identidad, prueba de residencia o seguro médico.

La lista que figura a continuación incluye clínicas móviles desde el 9 al 15de octubre. Cabe recordar que a estas clínicas debe sumárseles los 1.700 proveedores de vacunas que operan a través de Colorado.

Sábado, 9 de octubre

No llame a los centros de vacunación listados para obtener información sobre las clínicas. Llame al 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926) para recibir asistencia. Esta hotline está disponible de lunes a viernes, 8 a.m. a 8 p.m.; sábado y domingo, 9 a.m. A 6 p.m. (MT) para responder a sus preguntas.

Garfield County

Mountain Valley Mobile Home
171 Highway 133, Carbondale, CO 81623
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tipo de vacuna: Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson

Jueves, 14 de octubre

No llame a los centros de vacunación listados para obtener información sobre las clínicas. Llame al 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926) para recibir asistencia. Esta hotline está disponible de lunes a viernes, 8 a.m. a 8 p.m.; sábado y domingo, 9 a.m. A 6 p.m. (MT) para responder a sus preguntas.

Garfield County

Estacionamiento de Walmart Supercenter
1000 Airport Road, Rifle, CO 81650
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tipo de vacuna: Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson

Lista completa de clínicas móviles de vacunas en todo el estado.

Continúe manteniéndose informado visitando covid19.colorado.gov.

State offers first, second, and third COVID-19 vaccination doses at clinics across Colorado

GCPH: COVID-19 update, flu vaccine available, free rapid testing, and radon tests

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Mini-grants are now available through Garfield County Public Health, as are flu vaccines and radon tests.

$500-$2,500 mini-grants available

Public health is offering 10 mini-grants, ranging from $500 to $2,500, for projects that encourage youth ages 12 to 17 and their caregivers to get vaccinated. Grant funding can be used for both the vaccine promotion activity and to cover the cost of something unrelated. Grants that focus on ensuring equitable access for children and youth to receive the COVID-19 vaccine are given priority. Applications are due Oct. 11 and are located on the public health website.

Free rapid testing for symptomatic people

Roaring Fork Free COVID testing now offers free rapid antigen testing for those with symptoms, in addition to free PCR molecular testing.

Flu vaccinations available

Flu vaccine is available during walk-up clinics or by appointment. For a full list of clinic dates and locations, see the public health flu page.

The influenza virus changes every year, so getting vaccinated annually is important to make sure you have immunity.

Flu symptoms appear one to four days after exposure to the virus and typically last between five to seven days. Even after symptoms resolve many individuals continue to feel fatigued. People who have had the flu shot generally have less severe symptoms over a shorter period.

Few Americans had flu last season

The CDC reported 1,316 positive flu cases between September 2020 and January 2021. During that same period for the 2019 to 2020 season there were nearly 130,000 cases.

While more people in the US received a flu vaccine in 2020, the decrease was primarily due to mask-wearing and social distancing.

*Free radon test kits

Garfield County Public Health is offering free radon home-test kits.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), exposure to radon accounts for approximately 21,000 deaths from lung cancer each year. Colorless and odorless, the gas becomes trapped indoors after it enters buildings through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Breathing it over time increases your risk for radon-related lung cancer.

You can reduce and control the radon in your home. Testing is the only way to know how much radon is in your home. If levels are high, contact a certified professional to fix your home using a ventilation system. EPA guidance suggests mitigating if levels are at or above 4 picocuries/liter.

Kits are available at:

Garfield County Public Health
2014 Blake Ave.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Garfield County Public Health
195 W. 14th St.
Rifle, CO 81650

Clean Energy Economy for the Region (CLEER), Third Street Center
520 S 3rd St.
Carbondale, CO 81623

COVID-19 update

  • Garfield County had three COVID-19 deaths in September.
  • Over the past 14 days, there has been a decline in the number of cases and test positivity, a sign that the “fifth wave” is in a possible decline.
  • As of Friday, 10 Garfield County residents were hospitalized with the virus – nine were unvaccinated.
  • Breakthrough cases account for less than one percent of fully vaccinated individuals in Garfield County.
  • A national study showed that nearly four in 10 people who became infected with COVID-19 still have at least one symptom three to six months later.

Pregnant women reach highest number of COVID-related deaths in August, CDC issues urgent alert for vaccinations

The CDC issued a health alert on September 29, recommending urgent action for pregnant women, recently pregnant women, and those who are trying to become pregnant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to prevent serious illness and death.

In August 2021, more pregnant women died from COVID-19 in the U.S. than in any other month during the pandemic.

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Informe sobre COVID-19, vacuna contra la influenza disponible, pruebas rápidas gratuitas de COVID y pruebas de radón

CONDADO DE GARFIELD, CO –

Mini-Becas disponibles de $500 – $2,500

Salud Pública está ofreciendo diez mini becas, que van desde $500 a $2,500 para proyectos que animan a jóvenes de 12 a 17 años y a sus cuidadores a vacunarse.  Las becas pueden ser utilizadas en actividades que promueven la vacunación o para cubrir el costo de algo no relacionado.  Se dará prioridad, para recibir becas, a solicitudes que se centren en garantizar el acceso equitativo para recibir la vacuna de COVID-19 a niños y jóvenes.  Las solicitudes vencen el 11 de octubre y se encuentran en el sitio web de Salud Pública.

*NUEVO* Prueba rápida de COVID para personas sintomáticas gratuita

Prueba de COVID gratuita del Roaring Fork  ahora ofrece pruebas gratuitas de antígenos rápidas para aquellos con síntomas, además de pruebas moleculares de PCR gratuitas.

*NUEVO* Vacunas contra la influenza disponibles

La vacuna contra la influenza está disponible durante clínicas, con cita o sin cita. Para obtener una lista completa de fechas y ubicaciones de las clínicas, consulte la Página Informativa sobre la Gripe de Salud Pública.

El virus de la influenza cambia todos los años, por lo que vacunarse todos los años es importante para asegurarse de tener inmunidad.

Síntomas de la gripe aparecen de uno a cuatro días después de la exposición al virus y generalmente duran entre cinco y siete días.  Incluso después de que los síntomas desaparecen, muchas personas continúan sintiéndose fatigadas.  Personas que han recibido la vacuna contra la gripe generalmente tienen síntomas menos graves durante un período de tiempo más corto.

Pocos estadounidenses tuvieron gripe la temporada pasada

Los CDC, por sus siglas en inglés, informaron 1,316 casos positivos de influenza entre septiembre de 2020 y enero de 2021.  Durante ese mismo período de la temporada 2019 a 2020, hubo casi 130,000 casos.

Más personas en los Estados Unidos recibieron una vacuna contra la influenza en 2020, la baja se debió principalmente al uso de cubrebocas y al distanciamiento social.

*NUEVO* Kits de prueba de radón gratuitos

Salud Pública del Condado Garfield ofrece kits caseros para la prueba de radón gratuitos.

El radón es un gas radiactivo natural y es la segunda causa principal de cáncer de pulmón. Según la EPA, la exposición al radón representa aproximadamente 21,000 muertes por cáncer de pulmón cada año. Sin color y sin olor, el gas queda atrapado en el interior después de que ingresa a edificios a través de grietas y otros agujeros en los cimientos.  Respirarlo por un tiempo aumenta el riesgo de cáncer de pulmón relacionado con el radón.

Puede reducir y controlar el radón en su hogar.  La prueba es la única manera de saber cuánto radón hay en su hogar.  Si los niveles son altos, comuníquese con un profesional certificado para reparar su hogar usando un sistema de ventilación.  La guía de la EPA sugiere mitigar si los niveles son de 4 picocuries por litro o más.

Kits disponibles en:

Salud Pública del Condado Garfield
2014 Blake Ave.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Salud Pública del Condado Garfield
195 W. 14th St.
Rifle, CO 81650

CLEER, Third Street Center
520 S 3rd St.
Carbondale, CO 81623

Informe sobre COVID-19

  • El Condado Garfield tuvo tres muertes por COVID-19 en septiembre.
  • Durante los últimos 14 días ha habido una baja en el número de casos y positividad de pruebas, una señal de que la “quinta ola” está en una posible disminución.
  • Desde el viernes, diez residentes del Condado Garfield fueron hospitalizados con el virus, nueve no estaban vacunados.
  • Casos ‘breakthrough’ representan menos del 1% de las personas completamente vacunadas en el Condado Garfield.
  • Un estudio nacional mostró que casi cuatro de cada diez personas que se infectaron con COVID-19 todavía tienen al menos un síntoma entre tres a seis meses después.

Mujeres embarazadas alcanzaron el mayor número de muertes relacionadas por COVID en agosto; Los CDC expresan una alerta urgente para vacunarse

Los CDC emitió un alerta de salud el 29 de septiembre, recomendando acciones urgentes para  mujeres embarazadas, mujeres recién embarazadas y que están tratando de quedar embarazadas a recibir la vacuna COVID-19 para prevenir enfermedades graves y la muerte.

En agosto del 2021, más mujeres embarazadas murieron por COVID-19 en los Estados Unidos que en cualquier otro mes durante la pandemia.

GCPH: COVID-19 update, flu vaccine available, free rapid testing, and radon tests

CDPHE: State extends public health order 20-20

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has extended public health order 20-20, requiring long term care facilities to schedule booster shot vaccinations clinics before the end of October 2021 for those eligible for the Pfizer booster shot. This eighth amended order went into effect Sept. 27, 2021 and will continue to be in effect until further amended or rescinded.

Vaccine effectiveness may decrease over time in some people, and a booster dose can help bring up immunity levels. Booster doses are common practice in routine childhood vaccines and require multiple doses at specific intervals to be most effective. 

Last week, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officially recommended Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for people at higher risk for COVID-19. Booster doses should be given at least six months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series. The updated CDC guidance recommends Pfizer booster shots for people 65 years and older, residents in long-term care settings, and people aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions. The recommendations also state that people aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions and people aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional settings may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine.

Here is a brief summary of changes:

  • Adds a paragraph requiring that nursing homes, assisted living residences, intermediate care facilities, and group homes that have individuals who are eligible for a booster shot complete a COVID-19 booster shot vaccination clinic no later than October 25, 2021, and schedule such clinic no later than October 1, 2021.

Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

CDPHE: State extends public health order 20-20

Public Health offers COVID-19 vaccine mini-grants

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – To promote vaccination and protect residents locally, Garfield County Public Health (GCPH) announces and is accepting applications for a new COVID-19 vaccine mini-grant program.

A total of ten mini-grants, ranging from $500 to $2,500 will be awarded in a selection process held by Garfield County Public Health. Mini-grants will be awarded to projects that conduct activities or events that encourage youth, ages 12 to 17, and their caregivers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The mini-grant program is being offered based on grant funding from the Caring for Colorado Foundation.

The application process opens on September 20 and closes on October 11. Applications are located on the Garfield County Public Health website and should be submitted electronically. Successful grantees will be notified on Monday, October 18 and all projects must be completed by December 13, 2021.

In addition to focusing on increasing vaccination rates, the mini-grants offer an additional benefit. Only part of the awarded funding needs to be used on COVID-19 vaccination efforts. The other portion can be used on non-vaccine-related project expenses the applicant would like to cover.

“The exciting thing about the mini-grants is the funding can be used for both the vaccine promotion activity and to cover the cost of something unrelated. For example, a cooking club may want to host a vaccine information night, but also needs baking supplies for their club. Funds can be used to host the vaccine event and to buy supplies for future use,” said Dana Wood, Garfield County Public Health Specialist.

The COVID-19 vaccination mini-grant program is open to applicants serving youth ages 12 to 17 and their families.  Middle or high schools, youth-serving non-profit agencies, religious organizations, festival or event coordinators, or other community groups of youth are welcome to apply.

Garfield County Public Health is committed to ensuring equitable access for children and youth to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Equity in information and vaccine access is a cornerstone for reduced transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

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COMUNICADO DE PRENSA
9.20.21

Salud Pública ofrece mini-becas para la vacuna COVID-19

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Para promover la vacunación, el Departamento de Salud Pública de Garfield County (GCPH) está aceptando solicitudes de mini-becas para la vacuna COVID-19.

Se daran un total de diez mini-becas, que van desde $500 a $2,500 en un proceso de selección llevado a cabo por Salud Pública de Garfield County. Se darán mini-becas a proyectos que realicen actividades o eventos que motiven a los jóvenes, de 12 a 17 años, y a sus cuidadores a recibir la vacuna COVID-19. El programa de mini-becas se ofrece en base a la otorgacion de la Fundación Caring for Colorado.

El proceso de solicitud se abre el 20 de Septiembre y se cierra el 11 de Octubre. Las solicitudes se encuentran en el sitio web de Salud Pública de Garfield County y se envían electrónicamente. Los beneficiarios serán notificados el Lunes, 18 de Octubre y todos los proyectos deben completarse antes del 13 de Diciembre del 2021.

Además de concentrarse en aumentar las tasas de vacunación, las mini-becas ofrecen un beneficio adicional. Solo una parte de los fondos otorgados debe usarse en los esfuerzos de vacunación contra COVID-19. La otra parte se puede utilizar en gastos de proyectos no relacionados con vacunas que el solicitante quisiera cubrir.

“Lo emocionante de las mini-becas es que los fondos se pueden utilizar tanto para la actividad de promoción de vacunas como para cubrir el costo de algo que no está relacionado. Por ejemplo, un club de cocina puede organizar una noche de información sobre vacunas, pero también necesita articulos para hornear para su club. Los fondos se pueden utilizar para organizar el evento de vacunación y comprar los articulos para el uso futuro ”, dijo Dana Wood, Especialista en Salud Pública de Garfield County.

El programa de mini-becas de vacunación COVID-19 está abierto a los solicitantes que atienden a jóvenes de 12 a 17 años y a sus familias. Las escuelas secundarias, y high schools, las agencias sin fines de lucro que sirven a los jóvenes, las organizaciones religiosas, los coordinadores de festivales o eventos u otros grupos comunitarios de jóvenes pueden aplicar. El Departamento de Salud Pública de Garfield County se compromete a garantizar un acceso equitativo para que los niños y jóvenes reciban las vacunas COVID-19. La equidad en el acceso a la información y las vacunas es una pilar para reducir la transmisión del virus COVID-19.

Public Health offers COVID-19 vaccine mini-grants

Governor Polis statement on FDA Advisory Committee vote on COVID-19 booster shot

DENVER – Governor Jared Polis released a statement following a vote by the Advisory Committee U.S. to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the COVID-19 booster. The Advisory Committee to the FDA voted in favor of providing a booster shot of the safe and effective Pfizer vaccine for people age 65 and up and for high-risk individuals. Committee members also took an advisory vote and unanimously voted to support the administration of a booster for “healthcare workers and others at high risk for occupational exposure.”

“This recommendation helps remove a deadly impediment that stood in the way of Colorado getting highly effective boosters out to nursing homes residents, and are planning to start next week as soon as the FDA decision is finalized. Nearly everyone living in nursing homes got the Pfizer vaccine, because it was available first and we prioritized the elderly and most vulnerable, and now we will rapidly roll out the booster to save lives and help end the pandemic. This recommendation for a booster should cover everyone in Colorado who received a Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago,” said Governor Polis. 

“This recommendation to approve boosters six months after the second dose for people 65 and older, those considered high-risk, and those who work in frontline essential professions like teaching and healthcare that put them at greater risk of contracting COVID-19 is overdue but welcome news. Depending on the exact wording of the finalization of the decision, we expect that the recommendation for the booster will cover essentially everyone who received the Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago, as the vaccine was only available to those 65 and up, our frontline essential workers including healthcare workers, and teachers including childcare workers for their first dose during February, and in early March opened up to include first doses for those age 60 and up along with frontline workers. The recommended timing of the booster is about six months after the second dose,” the Governor added. 

“We want to end the pandemic now and our state is ready to administer the booster to our seniors in long-term care and residential facilities starting as soon as next week,” said Governor Polis. “The United States can get more people protected with the first two doses, give effective boosters, and export the safe and effective vaccine to countries abroad – this is not a time to pick just one – our country has enough safe and effective vaccine for all three.”

Governor Polis statement on FDA Advisory Committee vote on COVID-19 booster shot

Los centros de vacunación móviles continúan en todo Colorado durante la primera semana del Mes de la Herencia Hispana


Clínicas móviles y eventos de vacunación desde el 18 hasta al 24 de septiembre

COLORADO (17 de septiembre de 2021): El gobierno estatal continúa su campaña contra el COVID-19 en todo Colorado con clínicas móviles y eventos de vacunación; además se organizarán múltiples encuentros comunitarios que coinciden con la primera semana del Mes de la Herencia Hispana. Las clínicas atenderán a aquellos que quieren aplicarse la primera o segunda dosis así como a individuos con un nivel de inmunocompromiso moderado o grave, a quienes se les recomienda que reciban una dosis adicional de la vacuna


Cada año, los estadounidenses celebran el Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana desde el 15 de septiembre a 15 de octubre. Durante este mes se ponen de relieve la historia, culturas y contribuciones de los ciudadanos estadounidenses cuyos antepasados vinieron de España, México, el Caribe, América Central y América del Sur.

“El Mes de la Herencia Hispana es la oportunidad para celebrar las contribuciones de nuestra comunidad en materia de cultura e historia, así como para reafirmar nuestro compromiso mutuo,” dijo Vanessa Bernal, Portavoz en español de CDPHE. “Vacunarse es lo mejor que podemos hacer para protegernos a nosotros mismos, a nuestras familias y a nuestras comunidades; de esa manera podremos volver a realizar las actividades que tanto extrañamos”.

La lista que figura a continuación incluye clínicas móviles del 18 al 24 de septiembre.

No llame a los centros de vacunación listados para obtener información sobre las clínicas. Llame al 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926) para recibir asistencia. Esta hotline está disponible de lunes a viernes, 8 a.m. a 8 p.m.; sábado y domingo, 9 a.m. A 6 p.m. (MT) para responder a sus preguntas.

Martes, 21 de septiembre

No llame a los centros de vacunación listados para obtener información sobre las clínicas. Llame al 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926) para recibir asistencia. Esta hotline está disponible de lunes a viernes, 8 a.m. a 8 p.m.; sábado y domingo, 9 a.m. A 6 p.m. (MT) para responder a sus preguntas.

Garfield County

Colorado Mountain College – Glenwood Springs

1402 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

2:30-4:15 p.m.

Tipo de vacuna: Pfizer

Miércoles, 22 de septiembre

No llame a los centros de vacunación listados para obtener información sobre las clínicas. Llame al 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926) para recibir asistencia. Esta hotline está disponible de lunes a viernes, 8 a.m. a 8 p.m.; sábado y domingo, 9 a.m. A 6 p.m. (MT) para responder a sus preguntas.

Garfield County

Colorado Mountain College – Carbondale

690 Colorado Ave., Carbondale, CO 81623

12:30-2:30 p.m.

Tipo de vacuna: Pfizer

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Los centros de vacunación móviles continúan en todo Colorado durante la primera semana del Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Mobile vaccination sites continue across Colorado in first week of Hispanic Heritage Month

Mobile and pop-up vaccination clinics from September 18-24

STATEWIDE, (Sept. 17, 2021) — The state of Colorado continues its statewide vaccination campaign with mobile and pop-up clinics, including hosting multiple events in communities to coincide with the first week of Hispanic Heritage Month. All clinics can accommodate those seeking a first or second vaccine dose as well as moderately and severely immunocompromised people who are recommended to receive an additional vaccine dose

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The month highlights the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

“Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate our community’s contributions in culture and history and to reaffirm our shared commitment to one other,” said Vanessa Bernal, Spanish Language Spokesperson, CDPHE. “Getting vaccinated is the best thing we can do to help protect ourselves, our families, and our communities so we can safely return to the lives we love.”

“El Mes de la Herencia Hispana es la oportunidad para celebrar las contribuciones de nuestra comunidad en materia de cultura e historia, así como para reafirmar nuestro compromiso mutuo,” dijo Vanessa Bernal, Portavoz en Español de CDPHE. “Vacunarse es lo mejor que podemos hacer para protegernos a nosotros mismos, a nuestras familias y a nuestras comunidades; de esa manera podremos volver a realizar las actividades que tanto extrañamos”.

The list below includes vaccine clinics from September 18-24.

Tuesday, September 21

Please do not call the following locations for information about clinics. Please call our vaccine hotline at 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926). The hotline is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MT to help answer any questions.

Garfield County

Colorado Mountain College – Glenwood Springs

1402 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

2:30-4:15 p.m.

Vaccine type: Pfizer

Wednesday, September 22

Please do not call the following locations for information about clinics. Please call our vaccine hotline at 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926). The hotline is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MT to help answer any questions.

Garfield County

Colorado Mountain College – Carbondale

690 Colorado Ave., Carbondale, CO 81623

12:30-2:30 p.m.

Vaccine type: Pfizer

Please do not call the following locations for information about clinics. Please call our vaccine hotline at 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926). The hotline is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MT to help answer any questions.

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Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

Mobile vaccination sites continue across Colorado in first week of Hispanic Heritage Month