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San Juan Basin Public Health Emphasizes Limited Availability of COVID-19 Vaccine

San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) understands that many Archuleta and La Plata county residents are eager to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and we appreciate their commitment to protect friends, family, and community and slow the spread of the virus. SJPBH is committed to ensuring that everyone who wants vaccine can receive it. Currently, the supply of COVID-19 vaccine is [...]


San Juan Basin Public Health Highlights Collaboration with Community Partners to Address Equity in COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations

San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) would like to highlight the collaborative efforts put forth by several partners in the region to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 testing and vaccinations. SJBPH has worked closely with Animas Surgical Hospital (ASH) and Pagosa Springs Medical Center (PSMC) to provide COVID-19 vaccine to phase 1A recipients including residents and staff of long-term [...]


COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sign-Up Now Available

In preparation for COVID-19 vaccine availability for La Plata and Archuleta counties, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) has launched an online form for residents to receive COVID-19 vaccine notifications. The form is available in both English and Spanish. By completing the online form, those who wish to get the vaccine will be contacted as soon as it becomes available [...]


Phase 1B of State’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan Expanded

Yesterday, Governor Polis highlighted the expansion of Phase 1B in the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan. The expansion moves Coloradans over the age of 70, first responders, and essential workers, among others, into a higher-priority phase to receive COVID-19 vaccine. This change to the state’s vaccination plan does not mean that individuals in the 1B phase will immediately receive vaccine. SJBPH [...]


San Juan Basin Public Health Coordinates with Regional Healthcare Partners to Provide COVID-19 Vaccinations to Long-Term Care Facility Staff and Residents

San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) is coordinating with regional healthcare partners to get a head start on the vaccination of long-term care facility staff and residents to protect the more vulnerable population of older adults against the COVID-19 virus. The regional focus on providing vaccines to long-term care facilities (LTCFs) is in advance of the launch of the federal [...]


Regional Public Health and Healthcare Facilities Receive Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

Yesterday, local public health agencies and healthcare facilities in southwest Colorado began to receive their first shipments of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses will be allocated to Phase 1A healthcare workers according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine plan. Facilities receiving the vaccine will begin to administer the vaccinations to their frontline staff starting this week. Individuals [...]