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5 things you need to know for Monday, February 22

CDPHE Vaccine Distribution Plan
Posted at 5:36 AM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 08:17:25-05

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Your Healthy Family: Kelly Brassette's battles with cancer

In a special series of Your Healthy Family stories, we're introducing you to a Colorado Springs woman who has an inspiring story. Kelly Brassette's story is inspiring as she wants to offer hope to others who may have to travel the difficult and challenging path she’s been on for the last 11 years.

She had her first brush with cervical cancer in 2010. She recalls, “I was just bleeding all the time, and I am not a doctor person, I never get sick, I don’t get colds or strep - nothing. So, to just go to the doctor that was tough, but I did. My gynecologist, I think he knew instantly, but of course he had to verify his suspicions. He said, ‘If you get the postcard everything is good, if not I’ll be calling you, and we’ll go from there.’”

Read more about Kelly's story throughout the day on and on KOAA News5 all day long.


Boeing grounds all 777's following Denver incident

Clean-up and an investigation are underway after an engine on a United Airlines flight from Denver caught fire Saturday, scattering debris near the airport before the crew made it back to Denver International Airport .

No one was injured, but several property owners in Broomfield reported damage from small and large falling parts. Aviation experts say the type of engine failure is unpredictable and something the National Transportation Safety Board will examine.


Pueblo community vaccination site hopes to help vulnerable populations

The Southern Colorado Harm Reduction Association (SCHRA) was approved by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) to become a COVID-19 vaccination site as a community based organization. Now, they will be hosting a clinic where the goal is to administer 1,000 vaccines on February 23 and 24.

NeighborWorks will allow SCHRA to use their conference room for the two-day COVID-19 vaccination clinic. "I feel very proud. I'm happy to be bringing this opportunity to this part of our community, where it's needed," said Ashleigh Winans, the CEO of NeighborWorks.

Solano said SCHRA is hoping to prioritize vulnerable populations and minority groups, while still adhering to state guidelines. To schedule an appointment, you must be in one of the vaccination categories currently accepted by the state (Phase 1, 1B.1, and 1B.2). Eligible groups include people over the age of 65, educators, health care workers, first responders, and school staff.

"I wanted to do my part. And especially in a community like the one we're living in, here in the Bessemer neighborhood, we want to make sure that our neighbors who may not be able to access their providers, or drive-in clinics, that they would be able to come and do this on-site," said Solano.

To schedule an appointment at the clinic, call SCHRA at (719)289-7149. Solano said they will ask what category a caller falls into, and then will give them an hour increment somewhere between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on either Tuesday or Wednesday to be at NeighborWorks.


Colorado in Phase 1.B.2. of COVID-19 vaccinations

If you are 65 and older, a pre-K-12 educator or child care worker in a licensed program, or someone considered important to the continuity of state government - right now is the time to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

News5 has compiled a resource to help you find out of you are eligible and where to start the vaccination process.

What you need to know about getting a COVID-19 vaccine in the El Paso County, Pueblo County, and Fremont County.


First Alert 5 Weather Forecast

The weather is amazing compared to last week with highs expected to reach the 50s and even a few 60s in the plains! We'll see mostly sunny skies and just a bit of wind through the mountains. Overnight we'll keep clear skies and light winds.

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