Henry Reyes was the first person in line to get the vaccine and he arrived at am.
They began vaccinating in small groups, but are now pushing to vaccinate in larger groups. The county is one of many in the state working through Phase 1A of the vaccine distribution plan placed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, which does not include older adults.
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Mayor Gradisar said he believes the U. He does not want this to be a deterrent; he says it will just take some time, and urges everyone to remain patient. Do not attempt to go to the clinic at this time. Individuals who have received a vaccination in the 14 days or are currently experiencing a fever were not eligible for the COVID vaccine and will have to return at a later date, the health department said.
News5 spoke to Randy Evetts, Pueblo Public Health director, who wanted to clarify any misunderstanding. Around a. The website is intended to be used as a waiting list for those 70 years and older to -up and get notified when and where they will be able to get vaccinated, aiming to shrink time wasted waiting in line. Right now, the distribution process is based on population, which is why Pueblo is not receiving as many vaccines as other cities in Colorado or across the country.
The health department and public officials are reassuring News5 that they are working to correct any issues as quickly as possible. This morning, they were able to vaccinate about people, which is twice as many as any other site in Pueblo.
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The Pueblo Health Department also launched a vaccine notification system for Puebloans 70 and older to alert them of vaccination clinics. He said Pueblo County is still working to vaccinate first-priority frontline medical workers. This clinic is not for individuals under the age of Picture identification including birth date is required and those under 70 years of age will be turned away. Avoid the area heavy traffic at this time. Actions Facebook Tweet .
There are currently 23, Puebloans in the 70 plus age range. According to Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk Taylor, the team in charge of organizing these vaccination clinics is hopeful that the newly developed website will help the vaccination process run more smoothly in the future. Many Coloradans who are above 70 years old have been expecting to be able to receive the vaccine after Gov.
Jared Polis announced last week they would be eligible, however it was dependent on when frontline healthcare workers had received their vaccines and when supplies were available.
Pueblo's COVID vaccine clinic for those 70 and older opened at the Pueblo Mall Monday, but lines were so long in the morning that officials began turning people away before the first vaccines were administered. You can find additional information at the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment website.
Evetts also said they are working to develop mobile clinics for those that may not be able to reach this particular site. This clinic will help guide how we will give the vaccine to the community moving forward. Mayor Nick Gradisar also spoke today on the distribution of vaccinations in Pueblo.
Now, the Pueblo health officials are offering an online form where those 70 years and older can submit contact information to receive a vaccine notification.
One woman in line said it was "too bad" that people had to be turned away, but that "they'll just have to come back. The sheriff's office told News5 officials began marking vehicles to determine the availability of the vaccines, which is when it was determined a few minutes before 8 a. As of a.
The clinic did not open until 9 a. Jefferson Awards. KOAA pic.
Pueblo County held a presser today at p. News Covering Colorado.
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He explained that those 70 and older will be put on a list and called when it's time for their appointment. Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk Taylor said their goal is to vaccinate 1, people per day.
However, the site has had complications so far, according to many of our viewers. People began lining up hours before the clinic opened, including the first person in line for the clinic who told News5 he and his wife arrived at a.