GCPH COVID-19 weekly summary: 53% of Garfield vaccinated, pop-up clinics scheduled throughout county, variant update

Fifty-three percent of Garfield County individuals have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The state set a goal that every county in Colorado has 75% of the eligible population immunized by the Fourth of July.

Though the vaccine is widely available, there are still people who have not yet had the opportunity to become vaccinated.

The health department is conducting pop up clinics in locations throughout Garfield County. Traveling to different neighborhoods, the department is working to better understand barriers to vaccine access. Last week’s pop-up clinics in New Castle and Rifle vaccinated over 130 people. Those in attendance cited lack of transportation, lack of time due to work and family obligations, and lack of knowing where to go or how to access the vaccine as reasons for not getting vaccinated earlier.

Second doses can be received at any Garfield County Public Health clinic, no matter where the first dose was received, provided the clinic has that particular vaccine on that day. The type of vaccine offered at each clinic varies. Pfizer second doses are allowed 21 days later and Moderna second doses are allowed 28 days later.

All Coloradans 16 and up are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine and those 18 and up are eligible for the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Walk-ups are welcome at all scheduled clinics, but appointments can still be made online.

Public Health vaccine clinics

A complete list of vaccine clinics can be found on the English webpage, Spanish webpage, and on Facebook at @Garfieldhealth.

This week’s clinics:

Tuesday, May 4
Glenwood Public Health, 2014 Blake Ave.
3 – 5 pm
Pfizer vaccine for anyone 16 or older.
*First or second dose
*Walk in or make an appointment

Wednesday, May 5
Carbondale Fire headquarters, 301 Meadowood Dr.
4 – 6 pm
Moderna vaccine for anyone 18 or older.
*First or second dose
*Walk in or make an appointment

Thursday, May 6
Grand Valley Fire Protection District
124 Stone Quarry Rd, Battlement Mesa
5 – 7 pm
Johnson & Johnson vaccine for anyone 18 or older.
*Walk in or make an appointment


Outbreaks continue to occur among unvaccinated groups. Garfield County currently has several outbreaks in schools and childcare facilities, the Garfield County Jail, a workplace, and an elderly care center.

Variant forms of COVID-19

Garfield County now has cases of the Brazil, UK, CA and NY Covid variants.

  • 1 P.1 (Brazil) variant
  • 126 cases of the B.1.1.7 (UK) variant
  • 16 B.1.427/429 (CA) variant
  • 2 B.1.526 (NY)
  • 2 B.1.526.1 (NY)

Current stats
–  from Johns Hopkins, covidtracking.com, CDPHE, Our World in Data and the CDC:

Geographic AreaTotal CasesCurrently HospitalizedDeaths*Recovered
Global152,413,962Not Available (N/A)3,196,37489,242,602
United States32,419,96935,290577,018N/A
Garfield County5,8754*N/A
39 Confirmed
Eagle County6,020122N/A
Pitkin County2,482N/A4N/A
Mesa County14,4281712614,028

* Hospitalized cases that GCPH is tracking though the contact investigation process.

Cases since last week

  • 52 cases added from 4/26 – 5/2, 45 for the 7 day period, for a rolling average of 7.4 cases added per day.


  • 39 confirmed COVID-19 related deaths
  • 2 deaths have occurred amongst COVID-19 cases; cause of death was not COVID-19
  • 0 deaths under investigation  
  • 0 new death reported since last week

State dial information (4/26 – 5/2)

One-week incidence:
Monday: 96.4
Tuesday: 83.1
Wednesday: 89.7
Thursday: 93.1
Friday: 91.4
Saturday: 83.1
Sunday: 73.1

Test positivity, one-week period:

Monday: 4.8%
Tuesday: 4.2%
Wednesday: 4.6%
Thursday: 4.6%
Friday: 4.5%
Saturday: 5.1%
Sunday: 4.2%

Hospitalizations, days with stable or declining hospitalizations:

Monday: 11
Tuesday: 11
Wednesday: 11
Thursday: 11
Friday: 11
Saturday: 11
Sunday: 11

Vaccinations completed

As of May 2, for individuals vaccinated anywhere in the state with a Garfield County address.

 VaccineFirst DosesSecond Doses    
Johnson & Johnson1,631    

The following are the total number of doses administered by Garfield County providers as of April 24, 2021.

 First   dosesSecond doses    
All vaccinating providers as of 5/225,78118,958    
GCPH COVID-19 weekly summary: 53% of Garfield vaccinated, pop-up clinics scheduled throughout county, variant update