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UCHealth Memorial to begin vaccinations Monday

UCHealth Memorial COVID-19 vaccine
Posted at 10:08 AM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 16:17:52-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — UCHealth Memorial will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine to some of the first health care workers in Colorado Springs on Monday.

In all, about 20 health care workers, from nurses and respiratory therapists to environmental services technicians, emergency department staff, and critical care physicians, will receive the vaccine locally.

Another UCHealth hospital, Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins also will be providing the vaccine on Monday.

Colorado's COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan will be implemented in three phases, giving priority to the highest-risk healthcare workers and staff at long-term care facilities.

Governor Jared Polis is urging Colorado hospitals to begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine within 72 hours of receiving shipments of it as the vaccine arrived in Colorado.

Colorado is expecting the first shipment of 46,800 doses of Pfizer vaccines. The state anticipates 95,600 doses of the Moderna vaccine the following week.

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