Focus on syringe, close up of doctor or nurse hands taking covid vaccination booster shot or 3rd dose from syringe.

Omicron vaccine, flu shots available

State mobile bus providing fentanyl test strips and Narcan nasal spray

Sept. 23, 2022

State mobile bus providing fentanyl test strips and Narcan nasal spray

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Get the vaccine that matches the newest variant. Garfield County Public Health is offering the COVID omicron vaccine. This is a bivalent vaccine that is made up

of 50 percent of the original mRNA vaccine and 50 percent omicron BA.4 and BA.5, the current dominant strains.

Who should get an omicron vaccine dose?

  • Pfizer’s omicron dose is authorized for people aged 12 years and older. Moderna’s omicron dose is authorized for people aged 18 years and older.
  • Anyone aged 12 years and older who has completed a primary series of COVID-19 vaccines should receive an omicron dose. A primary series usually means two doses of Pfizer, Moderna, or Novavax, or one dose of Johnson & Johnson. People who are immunocompromised may receive up to three doses in their primary series.
  • People who previously received booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines should also receive an omicron dose.
  • People should get their omicron dose at least two months after completing their primary series or receiving their most recent dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. People who recently had COVID-19 may wait up to three months after they tested positive or first started feeling symptoms to schedule their omicron dose.

The state mobile bus also offers all vaccine along with free fentanyl test strips and Naloxone nasal spray (while supplies last) to help avoid opioid overdoses.

For a full list of vaccine clinics and state bus locations in Garfield County, visit the COVID vaccine page or call public health to make an appointment.

Flu season is here and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is predicting a heavy flu year. Call public health to schedule your flu shot – Rifle 970-625-5200, Glenwood

Springs 970-945-6614.

COVID Trends

Over the past month, COVID in Colorado has increased by 2 percent, while deaths have increased by 1.3 percent. Hospitalizations are down 34 percent. Garfield County is currently listed as “low” on CDC metrics. There has been one new death recorded due to COVID in September. Garfield County schools continue independently managing COVID-19 with students, staff, and families, with no reported school or classroom closures.