Need to Get Your COVID-19 Booster? Here’s Where to Go in NoCo
Last week, Gov. Jared Polis issued an executive order making all adults in Colorado eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot, meaning that Colorado residents aged 18 and older can bypass the CDC's current booster guidelines, which reserve the boosters for select higher-risk groups.
The order allows for recipients of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to get their booster at least six months after their second dose, while it allows for recipients of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine to get their booster at least two months after.
"We want to ensure that Coloradans have every tool they need to protect themselves from this deadly virus and to help reduce the stress on our hospitals and health care workers," said Polis in a press release. "I was relieved to get the booster two weeks ago, and strongly encourage you to get it too."
Polis' urgency stems from Colorado's rising COVID-19 cases. According to a separate press release, one out of every 48 Coloradans is currently infected with the virus — in fact, 9News reports that Colorado has the fifth-highest infection rate in the U.S.
Hospitalization rates are also high among unvaccinated individuals, leading officials to push for the vaccine even further.
"It is extremely dangerous to be unvaccinated at this point in time. Colorado is working economically to recover from the pandemic but those who remain unvaccinated are still filling up our hospitals and endangering themselves and others," said Polis. "We all want this to end, but everyone needs to do their part and get the vaccine and the booster after sixth months."
So, where can you get your COVID-19 booster shot? There are lots of choices in Northern Colorado (and, if your original vaccine isn't available, you now have the option to "mix and match").
Read on to find out where you can go:
Need to Get Your COVID-19 Booster? Here's Where to Go in NoCo
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