Telluride Med Center: Dr. Mahoney, Vaccine Update!

Telluride Med Center: Dr. Mahoney, Vaccine Update!

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Per last week’s announcement by Governor Jared Polis, the Telluride Med Center’s vaccine distribution efforts are currently focused on working with San Miguel County Department of Public Health to immunize school staff and educators.

Full-time inhabitants of San Miguel County, age 65 – 70, are next in line to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.

See Colorado’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Phases here.

At the current rate of vaccine distribution — Telluride has been receiving 100 doses a week — the Med Center expects it will take four weeks to allocate first doses to the entirety of the county’s educational staff. This could change should vaccine distributions slow, or supply-willing, increase.

Demand for COVID-19 vaccines is high. We’re seeing overwhelming demand from eligible populations. Currently the Telluride Med Center has organizational and logistical capacity to vaccinate 200 people a week, should it gain access to those quantities.

At present, the Telluride Med Center expects to move on to the 65- to 69-year-old population in early March, at which point staff will reach out to established primary care patients who are full-time inhabitants and meet the new age criteria to schedule vaccinations.

Patients of the Telluride Regional Medical Center will be contacted to schedule a vaccine starting first with those with the eldest ages and highest risk factors — scheduling partners to receive vaccinations on the same day is also a goal.

Vaccines for school staff and educators are coordinated and scheduled by San Miguel County Public Health who work directly with school administrators.g

Please do not call the Medical Center to inquire about where you are on the list. For peace of mind, and extra measure, you can register for the vaccine with San Miguel County Public Health.

If you live full-time in San Miguel County and have not been a patient of the Telluride Regional Medical Center’s Primary Care Department in the last two years, please do register with San Miguel Public Health for the vaccination.

San Miguel County Public Health is partnering with Uncompahgre Medical Center to obtain data and to schedule vaccinations for patients of the Norwood medical clinic.

Staff at the Telluride Med Center understand this is a stressful time, everyone is very grateful for your continued patience!

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