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Summit County Government

Posted on: February 16, 2021

Summit County Receives Limited Allocation of Vaccine

Summit County Public Health

Educators and Coloradans age 65 and older continue to be eligible for vaccine appointments this week

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health Officials announced today that their request for 2000 doses of vaccine for the week of Feb. 15 was not fulfilled by the State. The community will be receiving 310 first doses of vaccine. Saint Anthony Summit Medical Center (SASMC) will use 150 doses for vaccination of individuals 65 years and older as well as staff, and will give 60 doses to Safeway for vaccination of the 65 years and older population. Public Health will give 100 doses of vaccine to Summit Community Care Clinic to vaccinate educators and licensed childcare providers.

“We know that Summit County received a disproportionate amount of vaccine early on as we were able to store the vaccine, as well as distribute it quickly through our drive-through clinics. We were one of the first counties to offer the vaccine to our 70 and over population,” said Public Health Director Amy Wineland. “At this time the State is giving more vaccine to other counties that have not yet been able to vaccinate individuals 70 years and older and distributing a higher percentage of vaccine to health care systems. We are working closely with our local health care system – Centura in an effort to increase the supply available within our community.”

Safeway will be opening up registration after 8:30 p.m. tonight for the 60 vaccination appointments for individuals 65 years and older at its Pharmacy in Frisco. An SC Alert will be sent prior, with information on the timing of the opening of registration. Pre-K-12 educators and licensed child care providers should reach out to their employer for vaccination registration information. 

To subscribe to SC Alert to receive notifications via phone, text, or email, or to manage your account, visit www.SCAlert.org.

The Summit County webpage for Scheduling COVID-19 Vaccinations is: https://www.summitcountyco.gov/1423/Scheduling-Vaccinations. Registration for the Safeway appointments will be available on this website later today, and each week when the county opens vaccination appointments.

COVID-19 vaccination in Summit County is occurring in phases outlined by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Summit County is currently scheduling Phases 1A, 1B.1, and 1B.2. These groups include health care workers, emergency responders, unlicensed home care providers, individuals ages 65 and older, Pre-K-12 educators and licensed child care providers. Summit County Public Health cannot grant any exceptions to the criteria listed in state guidance on vaccine eligibility or phasing.

More information on the phased COVID-19 vaccination distribution plan is available on the Summit County COVID-19 Vaccination webpage.

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