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Chaffee County Public Health receives first delivery of Moderna COVID-19 pediatric vaccine

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Chaffee County Public Health (CCPH) has received its first delivery of the COVID-19 Moderna pediatric vaccine which has been licensed for children 6 months to 5 years of age.

Appointments can be made by calling the CCPH main office at 719-539-4510. CCPH will update its immunization resource document in the coming days once it can verify other local providers who are willing to vaccinate this demographic. There will be no COVID-19 vaccine for babies under 6 months old.

For more information on Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for this younger population, go to:

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For more information on the tests, go to:

Recently, CCPH has responded to numerous calls and emails in which the trend is that the public does not know what to do if they test positive or if they are close contact with someone who has tested positive. . Although these protocols have not changed in months, it is a good reminder that CCPH must continue to disseminate messages with the protocols and expectations even if there are no changes. For more information on what to do if someone tests positive or is a close contact, go to:

CCPH will continue to distribute free rapid tests while supplies last. Currently, the CCPH has an extensive inventory. For those having trouble finding rapid tests, they can pick up a box during business hours at the Touber Building, 448 East 1st St., Suite 137. Employers and groups can arrange a larger order by calling 719-539-4510.

Dan R.