Registering those age 70+ for vaccination now

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GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. — Garfield County Public Health is seeking any remaining Garfield County individuals age 70+ who have not yet been vaccinated.

If you are age 70+ or know of someone in Garfield County who is, please call Garfield County Public Health at 970-665-6371.

On February 8, criteria for vaccine will expand to those age 65+. We want to make sure our communities 70+ have their vaccine before expanding. However, as we move through phases, people in previous phases will still be eligible to receive their vaccine.

As of January 31, 2021, 6,445 people in Garfield County have received COVID-19 vaccine. Of those, 2,000 or 3.3% have received both doses and are fully vaccinated. Garfield County estimates that over 72% of our 70+ population has been vaccinated, while the state of Colorado as a whole is at 34%. The state’s goal is to have 70% of the 70+ population vaccinated by the end of February.

The state will begin vaccinating Coloradans ages 65 and older, as well as Colorado PreK-12 educators February 8. This is part of the new COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan.

– Individuals in eligible age groups should continue to watch for appointment availability at one of the locations listed on the Garfield County vaccine page.

– Educators should reach out to their employers to sign up for the vaccine.

The state estimates that close to March 5, frontline workers and Coloradans ages 16-64 with two or more high-risk conditions will also be eligible to receive the vaccine.

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