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Pueblo's drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic closed until at least mid-next week

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Posted at 3:13 PM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 17:13:50-05

PUEBLO — The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment said on Friday the drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be closed until at least mid-next week.

PDPHE said Pueblo County is waiting to receive additional vaccines from the state.

This follows a record-breaking day on Thursday as more than 1,000 individuals 70 and older were vaccinated in a single day and the number of 70 and up residents registered for the vaccine hit 66%. Over 3,200 individuals over the age of 70 have been vaccinated since Monday.

“While we are frustrated, we ask that everyone have patience recognizing we are waiting for more vaccine to arrive,” said Randy Evetts, Public Health Director at the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment.

If you signed up to receive a vaccine at the Pueblo Mall vaccination site, you will be contacted from an automated call the day before the next clinic will be held.

The free drive-thru clinic is not the only option for those 70 and older to receive the vaccine. Providers in the community, including Kaiser and Centura, are offering the vaccine to those who fall in the 70 and older age group. Individuals have to contact their primary care provider for details.

If you are a Pueblo resident and are 70 and older and have not signed up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, click here or call (719) 583-4444.