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UCHealth goes mobile with COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado Springs

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Posted at 9:11 PM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 10:07:17-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — UCHealth has a plan for getting the COVID-19 vaccine to people who may not be able to get themselves to one the health providers permanent locations.

"This is our first, what we're calling a mobile vaccination clinic,” said UCHealth’s Chris Bianca, “Where we're going out to the community for individuals who can't get out to our current locations.”

The mobile clinic took place Wednesday at The Villa at Sunny Vista, an independent living apartment complex for senior citizens. "I'm so excited, I haven't stopped talking since I heard about it yesterday," said resident, Rosalie Lane. She is one of several residents over the age of 70 who anxiously lined up to get the vaccine.

UCHealth leaders are collaborating with other senior living centers for future mobile vaccine clinics. "Making sure we're getting to those populations that are most vulnerable," said Bianca. Large complexes where senior reside are a priority.

UCHealth is also starting vaccines for people over 70 at some of its non-mobile locations. It happens as vaccine supplies are available. It requires signing up on-line through My Health Connection. Those who join the on-line list get an electronic notification when they meet current criteria and a dose is available for them.