As COVID-19 vaccinations continue for phases 1A through 1B.2, new cases of the virus continue to be reported.

Statewide the seven-day moving average of new cases was 1,142 Thursday. Colorado’s seven-day positivity rate has fallen to 4.10 percent.

While Chaffee County was moved to yellow level on the state’s updated color dial Saturday, Chaffee County’s 14-day positivity rate remains above 5 percent at 6.12 percent.

In the last week, 37 new cases were reported in the county bringing the pandemic total to 932.

Statewide pandemic totals include 409,683 cases of COVID-19 with 5,568 deaths due to the virus.

Chaffee County Public Health will hold a drive-through vaccination clinic in Buena Vista from noon-3 p.m. Tuesday at Sangre de Cristo Electric, 29780 U.S. 24.  

The clinic is for healthcare workers, first responders and those 65 and older. 

Vaccinations are by appointment only through

It will take an estimated 30 minutes to complete the process. Completed paperwork will be expected upon arrival Chaffee County Public Health stated in a press release.

Participants are asked to wear clothing that can easily be removed to administer a shot in the upper arm

Second dose appointments will be scheduled for March 16.

Because of the Buena Vista event, Chaffee County Public Health will not conduct COVID-19 testing Tuesday.

Across the state, 585,780 Coloradans have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Of those, 253,482 have received a second dose.

For those who are interested in a scientific presentation about the vaccines currently available, at noon Feb. 25, Chaffee County Public Health will host an online Lunch and Learn event “COVID-19 Vaccines: The Science Behind the Pfizer, BioNTech and Moderna Vaccines.”

The presentation will be made by public health nurses. RSVPs and questions may be sent in advance to  saralaw@cityof or To attend the presentation visit Passcode: 879014. Call-in: 1-253-215-8782.

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