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Boulder County Fairgrounds coronavirus testing, vaccination sites to close

Boulder County Fairgrounds will shut its cost-free coronavirus screening and vaccination web sites this month as need for the two has continued to lessen.

The vaccine clinic at the fairgrounds will near at 6 p.m. Sunday, and the testing web page will finish at 6 p.m. March 31.

Elizabeth Lawrence, BCPH spokesperson, said the require for a big vaccine and screening site has reduced as COVID-19 instances have waned. Other publicly-run screening and vaccination internet sites will remain open up. Vaccine providers can be identified at boco.org/covidvaccines and tests facilities are at boco.org/covid19screening.

The travel-through vaccination clinic at the Boulder County Fairgrounds opened in January to meet the need for COVID-19 vaccinations, driven by the fast increase of situations thanks to the spread of the omicron variant in Colorado, in accordance to a information release from Boulder County General public Health.

BCPH operated the websites at the fairgrounds in partnership with Nomi Health, the release said. It delivered a overall of 2,071 COVID-19 vaccines, which includes 644 initially doses and 1,427 booster doses.

Due to the fact October 2020, BCPH partnered with Mako Health-related and the Colorado Division of Public Wellbeing and Surroundings to administer a lot more than 200,000 COVID-19 exams at the fairgrounds generate-via web site.

“The collaboration among Boulder County Community Health, Mako Clinical and Nomi Health presented substantial support to Boulder County group customers,” mentioned Chris Campbell, BCPH crisis manager, in the information release. “The fairgrounds site allowed folks to get vaccinated and examined immediately by supplying push-as a result of services seven days a week when our group essential it most. We are grateful for these partnerships, and for the motivation of Boulder County inhabitants to finding vaccinated and examined to guard the protection of the most vulnerable local community associates.”

As of Monday, extra than 308,000 community customers, or 98% of the qualified inhabitants in the county ages 5 and older, had gained at the very least 1 dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

It is significant that all customers of the general public get thoroughly vaccinated, when they are eligible, the launch said. Vaccines are the most secure, most effective way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to lower hospitalizations and deaths from the virus.

In addition to getting fully vaccinated, BCPH recommends inhabitants:

  • Don snugly in good shape health-related grade masks although in shut proximity or contact with persons at substantial-risk for intense ailment, hospitalization and dying or in options that mainly provide folks who are not up-to-date with their vaccination or are at-higher risk for intense disorder.
  • Get analyzed for COVID-19 before shut interactions with men and women who are at superior-risk for severe illness, hospitalization or demise.