January 21st 2021 at 4:32 pm
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Friday, January 15, 2021 Pueblo, CO- Thursday was a milestone day for Pueblo as more than 1,000 people 70 and older were vaccinated in one day. “We are proud to reach this milestone for our community vaccination site and will continue with more clinics as vaccine becomes available,” stated Randy Evetts, public health director, at the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment.  Just as the number of 70+ residents registered for COVID-19 vaccine hit 66% and first responders and…

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January 21st 2021 at 4:32 pm
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The holidays have passed, and many were stretched thin, felt exhausted, burnt out, anxious, depressed, and frustrated. It can be a confusing time trying to get through the holiday while dealing with the surge in COVID-19 cases. What you are feeling is normal. During the stressful year, most have had, faced with many difficult decisions on top of ones we already make daily without a second thought. Now, making any decision causes second-guessing and added stress because of how bombarded we…

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January 21st 2021 at 4:32 pm
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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…

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January 21st 2021 at 4:32 pm
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January 8, 2021, Pueblo, CO - Public Health held a pilot clinic today to begin vaccinating Pueblo County residents who are age 70 and older with the COVID-19 vaccine. Today’s clinic tested the process of providing free COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 70 and older as public health prepares for community-wide vaccination of this age group which will begin January 11 at the Pueblo Mall. The clinics are dependent on the amount of COVID-19 vaccine the health department receives each week from the…

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January 21st 2021 at 4:32 pm
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January 7, 2021, Pueblo, CO-  A decrease in the number of people getting testing for COVID-19 has resulted in the closure of one of two free community testing sites operated by MAKO Medical in Pueblo County. The drive-thru testing site at the Pueblo Mall will close effective Monday, January 11. The last day of testing at the Pueblo Mall will be Saturday, January 9th. Free community COVID-19 testing will continue at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. This testing site, also operated by MAKO, is…

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January 21st 2021 at 4:32 pm
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COVID-19 VACCINE OPENED FOR 70+ BY GOVERNOR POLIS Pueblo Planning Vaccinations Wednesday, December 30, 2020- Governor Polis announced individuals 70 years and older will be moved to a higher priority for vaccinations and will now be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in the first phase of the vaccination process. Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment is currently working with the Pueblo County Emergency Operations Center to plan COVID-19 Vaccination clinics for individuals 70…

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January 21st 2021 at 4:32 pm
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Monday, December 28, 2020 Pueblo city and county residents may drop-off their real Christmas trees at no cost on select days in January at the Southside Landfill located at 5715 W. State Highway 78.   Hours vary by day: Fridays            January 8 and 15, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturdays        January 2, 9, and 16, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   Individuals are responsible for unloading and removing all decorations, tree stands, wires, and nails from trees. No wreaths or garlands will be…

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January 21st 2021 at 4:32 pm
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Fun Outdoors in the Winter  Colorado is a great place to explore the outdoors in the winter months when the sun is shining, and the ground is white with snow. All members of the family can safely stay warm and enjoy the outdoors in the winter by following these tips:   Dress warmly and stay dry   Wear a hat, scarf, and glove/mittens   Avoid walking on ice or getting wet   Notify friends and family where you will be going before hiking, camping, skiing, snowmobiling, or ice climbing  …

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January 21st 2021 at 4:32 pm
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When Plan A Doesn’t Work   The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment’s Family Planning Clinic helps prevent unwanted pregnancies by offering various types of birth control including Plan B emergency contraception.   Not ready for a baby but had unplanned and unprotected sex or had an accident such as a condom breaking? Sometimes things don’t go as planned. The clinic at the health department can help.  Plan B, also known as “the day after pill” helps prevent conception if used…

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January 21st 2021 at 4:32 pm
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December 4, 2020 Pueblo, CO -  In response to the overwhelming increase in the number of people getting tested for COVID-19, Pueblo County in partnership with the State of Colorado is opening a second free community testing site on the north side of Pueblo. The testing site, which will be operated by MAKO Medical, is located in the parking lot on the south side of the Pueblo Mall at 3201 Dillon Drive, Pueblo CO 81008. Individuals need to enter the site off of Hart Road (see directions and map…

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