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UPDATE SAGUACHE COUNTY GOVERNMENT SERVICES DURING COVID-19

UPDATED 01/19/2021

Saguache County Offices are Open.
Masks are required.  Walk-ins are welcome.  Appointments are recommended.
Click here for a full directory of all Saguache County Phone numbers and email contacts 


VACCINATIONS:

Saguache County Public Health is currently authorized to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to
high- and moderate-risk health care workers, first responders, and individuals age 70 and above.

Residents age 70 and above, can call Saguache County Public Health at: 719-655-2533
or visit bit.ly/saguache-vaccine-reg to register online.

The Public Health Dept. offers the following services:

• Home and Community Based Services
• Regional and County Disaster Preparedness
• HCP for Children With Special Needs
• Nursing Services - Immunization and Vaccination Fees
• Prevention Services
• Communicable Disease Investigation and Information
• Public Health Educational Programs

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Saguache County Public Health COVID-19 Update, 01/27/2021

January 27, 2021 - Saguache County COVID-19 Vaccination Update:


Yesterday, Saguache County Public Health administered 90 COVID-19 vaccinations to first responders and county residents age 70 and above. Saguache County Public Health have immunized a total of 551 people with their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. These individuals have also been scheduled to receive a second dose.We are currently authorized to provide vaccinations to high- and moderate-risk health care workers, first responders, and individuals age 70 and above. Out of necessity of using time sensitive doses, there have been a few instances where people outside of these groups have received the vaccine. We will not let one dose go to waste. The benefits of immunizing the community as quickly as possible far outweighs delaying until everything is perfect.Individuals age 70 and above who are interested in receiving a vaccine may call: 719-655-2533 or sign up online: bit.ly/saguache-vaccine-reg. This will put you on a list to receive information as it becomes available. This is not a guarantee for a vaccine, but does help us gather information and plan.We will get a vaccination to everyone who wants one; however, this will take time.

 

For updates visit our website: https://www.saguachecounty.net/index.php/departments/public-health

And on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saguachehealth

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Saguache County Public Health COVID-19 Update, 01/25/2021

Saguache County Announces COVID Testing Events:

Pre-registration is recommended for all testing events. 

For updates visit our website: https://www.saguachecounty.net/index.php/departments/public-health

And on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saguachehealth

CLARIFICATION:

Anyone can be *tested* at these events.
Vaccinations are by appointment only and are still only for age 70 or older.  We hope to begin vaccinating essential workers soon.
Saguache County residents can fill out this form to be placed on our vaccination waitlist: bit.ly/saguache-vaccine-reg  
Residents age 70 and above can still call Saguache County Public Health at: 719-655-2533 to get on the vaccination wait list. 

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Saguache County Public Health COVID-19 Update, 01/20/2021

January 20, 2021 Saguache County Launches Online Vaccination Waitlist Form.

 

SAGUACHE COUNTY - Residents can fill out this form to be placed on our COVID-19 vaccination waitlist: bit.ly/saguache-vaccine-reg

 

We are currently authorized to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to high- and moderate-risk health care workers, first responders, and individuals age 70 and above.  Residents age 70 and above can still call Saguache County Public Health at: 719-655-2533 to get on the vaccination wait list.

Please, either use the online form or call (do not do both).

Getting vaccinated is one of the major steps you can take to get you and your loved ones closer to the life we all miss. Get the facts today so you can make an informed decision when it’s your turn for the vaccine. Get the facts at: www.COCovidVaccine.org    

When it’s your turn, and you choose to get the vaccine, you’ll know you’ve helped protect yourself and others -- and that you’re doing your part to help end the crisis caused by the pandemic, to save lives, and to help our community recover.

Whether you are a U.S. citizen or not, we are all in this together. If you would like a vaccine, you will be able to get one according to what vaccine phase you are in. Identification is not required for access to the vaccine. State and local public health agencies will never share your information for any immigration or law enforcement purposes.

Until the vaccine is widely available, and enough people are vaccinated to protect entire communities, we all need to continue to wear masks, avoid gatherings, stay home when we’re sick, wash our hands, and stay away from others when we must go out.

 

For updates visit our website: https://www.saguachecounty.net/index.php/departments/public-health

And on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saguachehealth

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Saguache County Public Health COVID-19 Update 01/14/2021

Saguache County COVID-19 Vaccination Update; 301 people immunized with first dose.

Yesterday, Saguache County Public Health administered 120 COVID-19 vaccinations to first responders and county residents age 70 and above.  Saguache County Public Health have immunized a total of 301 people with their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.  These individuals have also been scheduled to receive a second dose. 

Both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines require two doses. The Moderna vaccine requires two doses 28 days apart. COVID-19 vaccines are not interchangeable. The second dose of any COVID-19 vaccine must be completed with the same vaccine product as the first dose.  We strongly recommend that you get both doses from the same vaccine provider. Because of limited vaccine supply, we need to place the order for your second dose after administering your first dose.  This process ensures that the State’s weekly allocation from the federal government will have enough second doses of the same vaccine product at the right time.

Please, help us make sure that no vaccine goes to waste.  If you have been given an appointment for a vaccine, it is important that you keep it.

We are currently authorized to provide vaccinations to those in the Colorado Phase 1A and those “above the dotted line” in Phase 1B. This includes high- and moderate-risk health care workers, first responders, and individuals age 70 and above.

We expect it will take several months before everyone who wants a vaccine can get one because of limited availability. Prioritizing health care workers and first responders, who are on the front lines of the pandemic and are directly exposed to COVID-19 as part of their jobs, will help us save lives in the next few months.

Statewide, it is estimated that we will be able to move “below the line” in Phase 1B around the first of March. That group will include certain high-risk frontline essential workers, such as those in education, food and agriculture.  It is estimated we will reach Phase 2 in the spring. Phase 2 includes those age 60 and older, those with underlying health conditions, and an expanded pool of essential workers. By summer, we expect to be able to offer vaccinations to others in the general public.

COVID-19 vaccines have been shown to be very effective in preventing symptoms of the disease. However, current information suggests it is possible that someone who has been vaccinated against COVID-19 may still have a mild or asymptomatic infection or spread the virus to others. We still need everyone to do their part to prevent the spread of the virus. Wear a mask, keep 6 feet of distance from others who do not live with you, avoid gatherings, wash your hands often, and stay home when you are sick.

For updates visit our website: https://www.saguachecounty.net/index.php/departments/public-health

And on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saguachehealth

Residents age 70 or above, call Saguache County Public Health at: 719-655-2533 to get on the vaccination wait list.

Thank you for your patience as we work through our vaccination plan. We will get a vaccination to everyone who wants one; however, this will take time.

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COVID Vaccination Update:

The Crestone vaccination location has changed to the Baca Grande Emergency Services "Crew House" - North of the Baca Library.
 
Saguache County Public Health is now making appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations for county residents that are high- and moderate-risk health care workers, first responders, and county residents age 70 and above. Supplies are limited. Appointments are required. Call 719-655-2533.  
We are hosting COVID-19 vaccination clinics in:

Saguache; Thursday, January 7th, 10AM - 4PM
Center; Friday, January 8th, 10AM - 4PM
Crestone; Wednesday, January 13th, 10AM - 4PM
Wear your mask!  Stay in your car until instructed to come inside.
 
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