~By Public Health Director Martha Hubbard~
The US Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have authorized COVID-19 vaccine booster doses for Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson.
For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot 6 or more months after their initial series:
People 65 years of age and older and residents in long-term care setting.
People ages 50-64 with underlying medical conditions.
People ages 18-49 with underlying medical conditions.
People ages 18-49 who work or live in high risk setting.
For individuals who got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.
Please go to https://www.tellercovid.com/vaccine-scheduling to schedule your appointment. If you do not have access to the internet, please call 719-687-6416 for assistance with scheduling your appointment.
In addition to regular clinic hours, TCPHE will be offering Moderna Booster Doses November 5th at the Woodland Park Community Church from 9:30 to 3:30. Please schedule your appointment at https://www.comassvax.org//appointment/en/reg/9617729004.
Teller County Public Health & Environment also continues to provide 1st and 2nd doses of all three COVID-19 vaccine brands.
It is important to note that there are several providers of COVID-19 vaccination in Teller County in addition to Teller County Public Health & Environment. These include Safeway, City Market, Peak Vista Community Health, and UCHealth/Pikes Peak Regional Hospital. Teller County residents are encouraged to check our website for additional vaccination opportunities at these partner locations as they become available.
The Teller County Board of County Commissioners remains concerned about the ongoing physical, mental and economic health of our community. The Board recommends that all members of our community who want to be vaccinated get vaccinated as soon as possible. We continue to encourage all residents and businesses to take personal responsibility for helping to fight the spread of COVID-19 in Teller County by staying home when you are
ill and avoiding large public gatherings.