Chaffee County Public Health (CCPH) has received its first shipment of the Moderna pediatric COVID-19 vaccine which has been authorized for those ages 6 months through 5 years old.
Appointments can be made by calling CCPH’s main office at 719-539-4510. CCPH will be updating its vaccination resource document in the days to come once it can verify additional local providers who are willing to vaccinate this demographic. There will not be a COVID-19 vaccine forthcoming for babies under 6 months.
For more information on the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for this youngest population, go to: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GThvF_WUdMqogeAO_FjQcafvmTzgYcR5/view
For vaccination information, go to: bit.ly/ChaffeeCOVIDVaccines.
For treatment information, go to: bit.ly/ChaffeeCOVIDTreatment.
For testing information, go to: bit.ly/ChaffeeCOVIDTesting.
Recently, CCPH has fielded numerous calls and e-mails in which the trend is the public not knowing what to do if they test positive or if they are a close contact to someone who has tested positive. While these protocols have not changed in months, this is a good reminder that CCPH must continue to push out messaging with the protocols and expectations even if there are no changes. For information on what to do if someone tests positive or is a close contact, go to: https://www.chaffeecounty.org/Public-Health-Coronavirus#positive.
CCPH will continue to distribute free rapid tests as long as supplies last. Currently, CCPH has an ample inventory. For those who are having a hard time finding rapid tests, they can pick up a box during business hours at the Touber Building, 448 East 1st St., Suite 137. Employers and groups may arrange a larger order by calling 719-539-4510.
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