Fremont County now vaccinating healthcare workers, making plans to vaccinate residents 70+

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A medical worker prepares a syringe to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a nursing home in Burgbernheim, Germany, December 28, 2020. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. — Fremont County has released an overview of its plan for vaccinating residents covered under Phases 1A and 1B of the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan.

Gov. Jared Polis released the latest version of the plan last week. According to the current plan, Phase 1A includes high-risk healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities.

Phase 1B includes people ages 70 and older, as well as other healthcare workers and some frontline essential workers.

Fremont County, which includes Cañon City, is working with the state to determine exactly which providers will vaccinate members of groups 1A and 1B.

In a statement Monday, the county health department said they are currently working with St. Thomas More Hospital in Cañon City to plan and schedule vaccine clinics for groups 1A and 1B. Once frontline healthcare workers and first responders within Phases 1A and 1B have been vaccinated, the county will begin administering the vaccine to residents ages 70 and older.

To be put on the waiting list, Fremont County residents 70 and older are asked to email COVIDVaccine@fremontco.com with their name, address, date of birth, and phone number.

Residents can also call the COVID-19 hotline at 719-276-7421 to get on the list, but due to extremely high call volume, the county is asking residents to use the email address instead, if possible.

There’s no word yet on when the county will have enough vaccines for people 70 and up.

To stay up to date on vaccination plans in Fremont County, follow Fremont County Department of Public Health & Environment – Colorado on Facebook, or visit their website at fremontco.com.

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