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HRRMC to host first COVID-19 vaccine clinic Friday, Jan. 22


FROM: Allison Gergley, Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center

1000 Rush Drive, Salida, CO 81201 Email:

Tel.: 719-530-2217 Fax: 719-530-2232

HRRMC to offer first COVID-19 community vaccination clinic

SALIDA, Colo. – On Friday, Jan.22, Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (HRRMC) will be hosting its first COVID-19 community vaccination clinic. The clinic will take place from 8:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. and will be located on the hospital campus, at 1000 Rush Drive in Salida. An online scheduler is available for eligible community members to schedule an appointment at or by calling (719) 530-2479.

This vaccination clinic will be available to those community members who fall into Phase 1A and 1B categories set forth by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). This includes:

  • Healthcare workers;
  • First responders; and
  • Chaffee County residents aged 70 and older.

“HRRMC is pleased to offer its first COVID-19 vaccine clinic to the community to support the vaccination efforts of Chaffee County Public Health and local entities,” said CEO Bob Morasko. “HRRMC will continue to offer clinics in the future as we receive additional allocations of vaccines from state authorities.”

HRRMC emphasizes that community members please sign up for a specific time slot utilizing the online scheduler at For anyone who has challenges with the online scheduler, a phone number is available for troubleshooting issues at (719) 530-2479.

Consent forms are required for vaccinations, and can be found on the online scheduler, as well as on HRRMC’s COVID-19 website: For those who cannot print forms, these will be available at the main entrance of the hospital prior to Friday. HRRMC asks that anyone who signs up please come prepared with your paperwork completed to ensure vehicle traffic is minimized.

Vaccinations will take place completely within each person’s vehicle. Vehicles will enter through the hospital’s main entrance and turn left onto Rush Drive. Checkpoints will be set up on the road to direct vehicles through the vaccination process.

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