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COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccines

The FDA recently announced Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a second COVID-19 booster shot for those eligible persons who meet the following criteria:

  • A second booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine may be administered to individuals 50 years of age and older at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine.
  • A second booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine may be administered to individuals 12 years of age and older with certain kinds of immunocompromise at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine. These are people who have undergone solid organ transplantation, or who are living with conditions that are considered to have an equivalent level of immunocompromise.
  • A second booster dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine may be administered at least 4 months after the first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 18 years of age and older with the same certain kinds of immunocompromise.

HRRMC has no scheduled vaccination clinics at this time; however, the HRRMC Pharmacy offers walk-in vaccinations for COVID-19, booster shots and other standard vaccinations during their normal business hours:

Monday- Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The Outpatient Pharmacy is located at the east entrance of the Outpatient Pavilion on HRRMC's main campus at 1000 Rush Drive in Salida.

Appointments are not needed, but calling ahead is recommended for best time to arrive in order to avoid a wait.

Chaffee County Public Health is vaccinating 5-11 year-olds with the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine. A schedule of upcoming Chaffee County Public Health vaccination clinics can be found here: chaffeecounty.rsvpify.com.

The following vaccinations are currently available in Chaffee County under Emergency Use Authorizations (Moderna, Johnson & Johnson) and FDA Approval (Pfizer only) for all eligible individuals:

  • Moderna - Age 18+, two doses 28 days apart
  • Pfizer - Age 5+, two doses 21 days apart
  • Johnson & Johnson - Age 18+, one dose

Where to find booster shots

COVID-19 antiviral medicine

The HRRMC Pharmacy has PAXLOVID available to the community. Paxlovid is an outpatient oral treatment used to treat mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults and children aged 12 and older.

Paxlovid is ideal for those who have tested positive for COVID-19, and are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization and death.

Paxlovid is available at the HRRMC Pharmacy FREE OF CHARGE. A referral prescription from your provider is REQUIRED via electronic order to the HRRMC Pharmacy.

NOTE: Please do not come into the HRRMC Pharmacy to pick up your Paxlovid prescription if you are COVID-positive. Upon arrival, please stay in your vehicle and call (719) 530-2430. A pharmacy staff member will come out to your vehicle to deliver.

For more information, please read the Paxlovid Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Fact Sheet here and below.

Paxlovid EUA Fact Sheet

CDPHE Vaccine Questions

For all questions about the vaccine, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has launched a phone number with dedicated specialists to answer any questions you may have about the vaccine itself:

1-877-CO-VAX-CO (1-877-268-2926)

Fact Sheets

Depending on the type of vaccine or anti-viral medicine you receive, please see the following fact sheets that explain what to expect when you are vaccinated or take an anti-viral medicine.

Moderna Fact Sheet

Pfizer Fact Sheet

Johnson & Johnson Fact Sheet

Paxlovid Fact Sheet