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Posted on: December 21, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Vaccine Resources for Park County

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COVID-19 Vaccine Resources for Park County 

The first shipments of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Colorado Monday, and should make its way to Park County this week. On December 18, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the Moderna vaccine for the prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for individuals 18 years of age and older. U.S. officials plan to distribute 6 million doses of the vaccine, Colorado will receive the estimated 96,000 shipments from Dec. 21-23.  

It has a 94.1 percent efficacy rate out of the 30,000-person trial. Review the FDA Briefing Document describing “no specific safety concerns” and that serious adverse side effects were rare. 

 “We have all been talking about this moment since the start of the pandemic, and Park County Public Health is excited and hopeful about what it means for response and recovery,” said Park County Public Health Director, Lynn Ramey said. 

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has collaborated closely with Park County Public Health and other local public health agencies across the state to prepare health care facilities to receive the vaccine. Delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine will happen in three phases, as quantities are limited, and it takes time for enough vaccine to be produced to vaccinate everyone.

The first phase of distribution focuses on frontline health care workers treating COVID-19 patients. Park County Public Health will also focus on emergency responders, including police, EMS, and fire protection services. 

Public Health will issue details about the phased process to distributing the vaccine to residents as soon as they are available. Check here for answers to common questions. 

Until a vaccine is widely available and used by our community, everyone in the Park County communities should continue to use complimentary public health practices, which layered together help keep us healthy. We need to keep wearing our masks, maintaining social distancing, frequently washing our hands, and staying home as much as we can.

Additional details and updates, please visit the Park County COVID-19 Vaccine Resource webpage or you may the reach Public Health vaccine information line at: 719-836-4174 or email


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