SLV COVID-19 public health update


SAN LUIS VALLEY —  As of last Friday, March 6th, 16,525 doses of COVID-19 Vaccine have been administered across the 6 county SLV region according to CDPHE. This includes first and second doses. Local Public Health Agencies and healthcare providers continue to run regular vaccination clinics, as well as reaching out to employers of those included in Phase 1B3. According to the CDC, vaccine supplies should be increasing very soon, allowing our providers to reach even more people. More information on Phases and eligibility can be found here: https://covid19.colorado.gov/for-coloradans/vaccine/vaccine-for-coloradans.

If you have had COVID-19 in the past, this does not guarantee against getting sick from it again in the future. It is rare, but there have been 822 documented second infection cases in Colorado. We encourage people to get the vaccine when they are eligible, even if they have already had COVID-19 and recovered. People who are currently sick with the virus should wait until after they have recovered to get the vaccine.

There were currently 68 known active cases of COVID-19 in the San Luis Valley as of Monday night. County-specific case counts are listed below, along with what each county is in on the Dial.

Alamosa County - 34 - Yellow

Conejos County - 4 - Yellow

Costilla County - 4 - Blue

Mineral County - 10 - Blue

Rio Grande County - 13 - Blue

Saguache County - 3 - Blue

Testing

To pursue testing for COVID-19 through our regular testing providers call:

Rio Grande Hospital 719-657-4990

SLVHealth Respiratory Clinic 719-589-3000 ext. 9

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

Covid-19 Vaccine Providers

In most cases appointments are required. To sign up to receive a vaccine, contact one of the local providers below. Online signup links for these providers can be found at www.slvphp.com. If you have an appointment and you can’t make it, please call to cancel so that no vaccine is wasted.

Valley Wide Health Systems (719) 587-9610

Rio Grande Hospital (719) 657-2418

SLV Health (719) 587-1355

Alamosa County Public Health (719) 589-6639

Conejos County Public Health (719) 274-4307

Costilla County Public Health (719) 672-3332

Silver Thread Public Health (719) 658-2416

Rio Grande County Public Health (719) 657-3352

Saguache County Public Health (719) 655-2533

City Market Pharmacy - www.citymarket.com/rx/guest/get-vaccinated

Safeway Pharmacy - www.mhealthappointments.com/covidappt

Walgreens Pharmacy - www.walgreens.com

Walmart Pharmacy - www.walmart.com/COVIDvaccine

Colorado has a new 24/7 phone line for other information about COVID-19 vaccines.  Call 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926)

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