Carbondale hosts COVID vaccination clinic Saturday, including second boosters for ages 50+

Other upcoming vaccination opportunities scheduled

The Carbondale Recreation Center will host a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday, including newly approved second boosters or a fourth dose for qualified individuals.

Saturday’s clinic runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on an appointment basis, and is sponsored by the Colorado Department of Public Health. A few remaining appointment slots can be scheduled here, including a wait list option.

The Carbondale Recreation Center is located at 567 Colorado Ave. in Carbondale.

Moderna boosters are now available for those age 50+, as well as fifth doses for qualified immunocompromised individuals, per new Centers for Disease Control recommendations issued Tuesday.

The Carbondale clinic will also offer initial doses of the Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson adult vaccines, and the Pfizer pediatric vaccine (ages 5-11).

“There are more than 1 million adults 50 and older in Colorado who have received a third dose who are able to get a fourth dose following the CDC announcement,” according to a Tuesday CDPHE announcement. “The state has an estimated 470,000 doses of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines in the field across Colorado, which are available for those eligible for both third and fourth doses.”

All vaccine clinics run by the state and also by Garfield County Public Health are now approved to give vaccines under the new CDC directive, Garfield County Public Health Specialist Carrie Godes said.

Other upcoming events where both adult and pediatric COVID-19 vaccines will be available include:

  • Grand River Health Fair, 501 Airport Road, Rifle, 5:30-11:30 a.m. April 9 (no appointment needed)
  • Garfield County Public Health, 2014 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20 (appointment required here)
  • Child Safety Fair, Rifle Middle School, 753 Railroad Ave., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 29 (no appointment needed)
  • 9Health Fair, Glenwood Springs High School, 1521 Grand Ave., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 7 (no appointment needed)

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