Colorado Rockies: Coors Field to be a mass COVID-19 vaccination site this weekend
On Sunday, the Colorado Rockies stadium, Coors Field, will be hosting the first mass COVID-19 mass vaccination site in Denver.
It will take place in the stadium’s main parking lot on the north side of Coors Field and it will be a trial-run for the mass vaccinations that will take place at Coors Field next weekend.
UCHealth will be running the site and they said that they plan on vaccinating about 1,000 people who are 70 years of age or older. Next weekend, they will administer as many as 10,000 vaccines. For both events, an appointment will be mandatory. Those people will have been chosen randomly from those that have registered for the vaccine from UCHealth.
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Currently, according to The New York Times, the state of Colorado is 13th in percentage of their population who have received the first of the two shots needed at 5.4 percent. They are tied for 9th in the distribution of the second dose of the vaccine at 1.1 percent and 11th among the 50 states in the percentage of doses already administered at 56 percent. For that stat, West Virginia is leading the way with 78 percent of their vaccines already distributed and Virginia is last among the 50 states at 38 percent. As of Friday evening, the state of Colorado has been administered 671,200 vaccines.
You can check out the numbers about it by state or the U.S. number of Outlying Islands here.
If you are 70 years of age or older and would like to be a part of this, you can register for the vaccine with UCHealth here or you can call 720-462-2255 from 8 AM-4:30 PM today or Sunday or 7 AM to 6 PM on weekdays. Once you are on the list, you will be called by UCHealth to set up an appointment time for when and where to be for it.
If all goes well, as more vaccines are distributed, more sites will be set-up throughout the state of Colorado. However, as Governor Jared Polis recently indicated, as it currently stands, he thinks that it’s “very important to get it out into the community across our entire state rather than all at one site.”