March 5, 2021
Park County COVID-19 Vaccine Update
Park County, Colo. - Park County Public Health is expanding eligibility of people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to now include: grocery and agriculture workers, people who are 60 and older and anyone 16-64 with two or more high-risk conditions. Clinic appointments may now be made directly from the Park County COVID-19 Response website.
This group joins those people who are currently being vaccinated in Phase one, including healthcare providers, first responders, preK-12 teachers and licensed childcare personnel. Beginning March 5, the following conditions must be met to make your appointment:
- People age 60 and older
- Frontline essential workers in grocery and agriculture, including workers who cannot maintain physical distance from others at their place of employment, who work in close contact with many people, especially indoors, and in places with poor ventilation including meatpacking workers; grocery store workers; and agricultural processing workers.
- People 16-59 with 2 or more high risk conditions: Coloradans who have a high risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19 are now eligible to receive a vaccine. This includes two or more of the following:
- Cancer (defined as patients who are currently receiving treatment or have received treatment within the last month for cancer), chronic kidney disease, COPD, diabetes mellitus (types 1 and 2), Down syndrome, specific heart conditions (heart failure, cardiomyopathies or coronary heart disease, and severe valvular/congenital heart disease), obesity (BMI ≥ 30kg/m^2), pregnancy, sickle cell disease, solid organ transplant, individuals with disabilities who require direct care in their home, and people with disabilities that prevent them from wearing masks.
Due to the limited nature of the vaccine, clinics are filling up quickly and we will continue to offer additional clinics as more vaccine becomes available. If all the clinic times are full, please be patient, more clinics will be announced soon. Please review additional vaccine providers listed on our website.
For more information about vaccine distribution and updates, visit the Park County Public Vaccine Resource Page and the state’s vaccine website.