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Parkview Medical Center healthcare workers to receive city's first 1K doses

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Posted at 10:48 AM, Dec 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-10 13:26:54-05

PUEBLO — After state officials announced a final vaccine distribution plan that will prioritize people working in COVID-19 wards who have direct contact with patients and those at long-term care facilities, Pueblo County officials said the city's first 1,000 doses will go to healthcare workers at Parkview Medical Center.

Gov. Jared Polis, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s COVID-19 incident commander, and local public health and Colorado National Guard officials broke down the distribution timeline as the state is anticipating its first shipment next week.

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The center announced just last week that visitors will no longer be able to enter its facilities, with some exceptions, due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the county.

The state has essentially split its vaccine prioritization into four phases: Phase 1A, Phase 1B, Phase 2 and Phase 3.

Coloradans have known since earlier this month that the state would be receiving 46,800 doses of the Pfizer vaccine from an order placed Dec. 4, and CDPHE COVID-19 Incident Commander Scott Bookman said that the state would be receiving an initial shipment of 95,600 doses of the Moderna vaccine as well – both in coming weeks.

According to state health data, Pueblo has seen up to this point 10,650 positive cases and 184 deaths.

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