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 https://chaffeecounty-feb16.rsvpify.com

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 salida.com or rrice@chaffeecounty.org. To attend the presentation visit https://zoom.us/j/85615095570. Passcode: 879014. Call-in: 1-253-215-8782.

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