Plenty of vaccination opportunities in the Valley


SAN LUIS VALLEY — Local data shows that 50% of our eligible population (12 years or older) is now fully vaccinated. Thanks to state and local partners, there are now numerous opportunities to get a COVID-19 vaccine or test in the San Luis Valley. 

For those who prefer a “one-and-done” (one dose) shot, the J&J COVID vaccine is currently the only option, and will soon be unavailable according to Local Public Health Agencies. So now would be a good time to request one.

This week’s mobile vaccine bus clinics are as follows:

* La Jara - Family Dollar, Wed 7/21, 11AM-7PM

* Alamosa - Boyd Park, Thur 7/22, 2-7 PM

* Hooper - Hooper Junction Store, Thur 7/22, 9AM-12PM

* Alamosa - ASU SUB, Fri 7/23, 1-7PM

* San Luis - Corner of 5th & Main, Sat 7/24, 10AM-4PM

These clinics are free and do not require identification. They welcome walk-ins, but if you are seeking the Pfizer vaccine, they may have limited quantities and request pre-registration. See www.mobilevax.us/southwest.

For more information on where to get your vaccine in the San Luis Valley, see www.slvphp.com/vaccination or call 719-480-8719.

To get a COVID-19 test, call one of these providers:

* Rio Grande Hospital, 719-657-4990

* SLV Health Respiratory Clinic, 719-589-3000 ext. 9 

* Valley-Wide Health Systems, 719-589-3658 ext. 4 (M-F), 719-589-2562 (Sa/Su)

Some communities are also offering free testing clinics at various locations around town. This week, La Jara is offering free testing Thursday, 7/22 at the Town Hall, and Antonito is as well on Friday, 7/23 at the Antonito Town Hall. Pre-registration is available at AffinityeCareColorado.com

There are currently 58 known active cases of COVID-19 in the San Luis Valley. 

* Alamosa County - 36

* Conejos County - 5

* Costilla County - 0

* Mineral County - 0

* Rio Grande County - 14

* Saguache County - 3

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