Denver plans community-based vaccine rollout as opposed to mass vaccination site – Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado 2021-01-14 16:38:52 –

Denver — The city’s health authorities will implement a community-based immunization program in the coming weeks. Denver’s model was successful when it strengthened its COVID-19 test last year.

The plan is consistent with what state health officials have shown priority this week. Rather than having fewer large vaccination centers such as Denver’s Ball Arena, there are more locations for smaller vaccine clinics.

Bob MacDonald, Secretary-General of the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment, said the city had more success in testing in clinics in smaller areas, the vaccine deployment was the same, and “dozens” in the city. Vaccines available at the location.

City-coordinated community clinics focus on areas where there may not be hospitals or clinics nearby. More details on these locations will be announced in the coming weeks, according to McDonald’s.

Dr. Judy Schrey of Denver Health said Denver is still in the early stages of vaccination. Denver Health has vaccinated more than 5,000 healthcare workers and nearly 2,000 have been vaccinated a second time. There are about 1,950 first responders and about 250 community partners.

Denver Health has also vaccinated more than 1,000 people over the age of 70, Schrey said.

Schlei said the city needs more vaccines, but more people to carry out such a large-scale vaccination.

“This will take some time,” Schrey said. “Vaccines will come someday, but not now, so we need people to maintain some patience.”

Overall, about 3.5% of Denver’s population is vaccinated at least once, compared to about 3.25% of the state’s population and 2.8% of Americans. McDonald’s emphasized these numbers to show how long Denver and the country must pay attention during COVID-19.

According to McDonald’s, Denver is “months away” before the city reaches herd immunity.

Mayor Michael Hancock said this week as part of Biden’s plan to vaccinate 100 million Americans in the first 100 days with 21 other US mayors, including Aurora’s Mike Coffman. At the company that signed a letter asking the president to support the direct shipment of vaccines.

“If we want to reach our vaccine goals on time, we will have to work more closely with the state to distribute the vaccine,” Hancock said Thursday.

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