AMID CDC’s ANNOUNCEMENTS TO EXPAND VACCINATIONS

Wednesday, January 13, 2021, Pueblo, CO - Tuesday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced COVID-19 vaccines may be administered to individuals 65 years of age and older. Pueblo will continue to vaccinate individuals age 70 and older before moving to younger age groups.

The CDC recommends healthcare workers and long-term care facility residents get vaccinated first, followed by frontline workers and adults 70 years and older. Adults 65 and older are recommended by the CDC to be in the next phase.

“Following Colorado’s guidelines, in Pueblo, public health began mass vaccination for adults 70 years and older this week,” stated Randy Evetts, public health director at the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment. Evetts added, “This is expected to continue through January.”

COVID-19 vaccines are an important tool to help stop the pandemic. As of January 12, 2021, 7,142 people in Pueblo County have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Individuals aged 70 and older are encouraged to sign up to be notified a day before they may be vaccinated at Pueblo’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic located at the Pueblo Mall by visiting the website www.PuebloVaxNow.com or calling (719) 583-4444.

Public Health urges everyone in the community to continue to do your part to protect yourself and others by wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, avoid crowds and washing your hands often.

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