Moffat County preparing for COVID-19 vaccine distributions, possibly by late December
With news of two COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna coming in recent weeks, local health organizations are preparing for distribution to Moffat County’s vulnerable community and health workers, possibly as soon as the end of December.
“We are fortunate to have excellent partnerships between the healthcare sector and Public Health in Moffat County which are conducive to the process of rolling out this vaccine,” said Kari Ladrow, Moffat County’s Director of Public Health. “There are still many unknowns but we will figure them out together and support Moffat County. The community is strong and resilient and we will look forward to providing information as we proceed.”
Following the first round of COVID-19 vaccine distributions, Public Health is tentatively planning on a second round being distributed to essential workers, such as those in grocery stores, teachers, child care providers, and employees who are required to work in close proximity to each other. Public Health said some vaccines will also be available to people over the age of 65, or have other health risks.
A third round of vaccines is expected to be made available to all adults over the age of 18, according to Public Health.
While Public Health is currently in the planning process for vaccine distribution, the organization says the timeline for each round of vaccine is not certain. As the information on the vaccines and the delivery dates is clarified, Public Health says it will work with other local healthcare providers on a distribution timeline.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Craig and Moffat County make the Craig Press’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
Though more than 120,000 people in Colorado have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccination, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is halting distribution of the vaccine following reports of blood clots in patients…