Garfield County Public Health: Vaccine distribution currently focusing on those aged 70 and older locally and statewide

Garfield County Public Health, in partnership with Valley View Hospital and Grand River Health, will continue to follow the state priorities of vaccinating people 70 and older before any expansion to those 65 and older.

People that are 70+ in age will need to make appointments with local hospitals to receive the vaccine. Appointments are only being made as the vaccine is available.

Yesterday’s announcement by the federal government caused some confusion, but statewide and locally there is no change. We will continue with the state’s goal of vaccinating 70 percent of our 70 years and older population by February 28, 2021. 

Garfield County Public Health will continue to provide updates on the Garfield County COVID-19 vaccine page with current information as it comes in. 

https://www.garfield-county.com/public-health/covid-19-vaccine/

Governor Polis indicates that Colorado is not currently expanding its age criteria currently.

Garfield County Public Health: Vaccine distribution currently focusing on those aged 70 and older locally and statewide