Lt. Gov. Primavera visits Colorado Springs, Pueblo vaccine clinics

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Colorado Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera, right, confers with a nurse during a mass vaccination of 1,000 employees of Denver Public Schools including teachers, administrators, custodial workers and bus drivers at Denver Health Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera, right, confers with a nurse during a mass vaccination of 1,000 employees of Denver Public Schools including teachers, administrators, custodial workers and bus drivers at Denver Health Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera visited two COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Colorado Springs and Pueblo Monday.

The lieutenant governor visited a clinic at the Westside Community Center in Colorado Springs and then visited a clinic at Boone’s Dream Guest House in Pueblo. She said that the state is almost to its goal of vaccinating 70% of people 70 years and above.

“We are building the plane as we fly it, and we’ve had great community support,” Primavera said. “We’ve had great support from our healthcare workers. They’ve been so nimble. People have been able to react quickly and get shots in arms, so if we can continue to do that we will hopefully end this pandemic someday.”

The lieutenant governor, who is over 70, received the vaccine in early January.

She said there was no playbook for the pandemic, and that there were a lot of unknowns. She added it’s much easier knowing the vaccine supply ahead of time so that the state can make better plans.

Everyone over the age of 65 is currently eligible for a coronavirus vaccine in Colorado. High-risk healthcare workers, moderate-risk healthcare workers, first responders, and PreK-12 educators and childcare workers are also eligible.

If you’re in one of these groups, visit covid19.colorado.gov or call the state’s vaccine hotline at 1-877-CO-VAX-CO (1-877-268-2926) to schedule a vaccine appointment near you.

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