Vaccine clinics, appointments and testing changes

RBC | Community clinics in Rio Blanco County are available to the general public over the age of 18. 

Please visit uchealth.org for local Pfizer vaccination availability for 16 and 17 year olds. Rio Blanco County does not receive this presentation and can only vaccinate those 18 and older. Routt County Public Health is attempting to schedule a mobile Pfizer vaccine clinic for those 16-18 in our region, please stay tuned for details

Remaining community clinics are scheduled for April 29 and May 6 in Rangely at the LDS Church from 3 to 5:30 p.m.

Rio Blanco County Public Health plans to begin in-office clinic appointments for COVID-19 vaccine in both Meeker and Rangely starting in May as we see demand decrease. Please call (970)878-9520 (Meeker) or (970)878-9525 (Rangely) to schedule your first dose or booster:

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recently reauthorized the use of  Johnson and Johnson single dose vaccine, however Rio Blanco County Public Health does not offer this presentation. Rio Blanco County Public Health recommends not to wait for availability as timely vaccination is a priority. We will update when this vaccine arrives and is available.

Boosters are NOT REQUIRED to be given at exactly 28 days. Boosters may be given after 28 days, but not before. 

TESTING

Please be advised that testing for COVID-19 is recommended for all symptomatic individuals (please see CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html for list of symptoms), and all individuals who are exposed to a known case. If you have no symptoms, but have been exposed, it is advised to test 5-7 days after your last known exposure, or as soon as possible after you begin to develop symptoms. In Rio Blanco County, free testing is available at public health.

Starting on May 3, Rio Blanco County Public Health will be offering testing by appointment only. Call (970)878-9520 to schedule an appointment in Meeker or (970)878-9525 in Rangely.


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