Sixty-seven percent of Garfield County residents have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose
Aug. 25, 2021
A higher percentage of the overall Garfield County population is now vaccinated, with 67 percent having received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Data over the past seven days indicates that unvaccinated residents are at a higher risk of contracting COVID (6.2 times that of vaccinated individuals) and the 20- to 29-year-old age group has experienced the majority of new COVID cases.
• Vaccinated CI: 26.5 per 100,000
• Unvaccinated CI: 163.5 per 100,000
• Vaccinated CI: 86.1 per 100,000
• Unvaccinated CI: 313.6 per 100,000
*The cumulative incidence (CI) rate is a measure of the frequency that COVID is occurring over a specific period and calculated per 100,000 people. It provides a picture of the state of the pandemic in a community.
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FDA gives full approval to Pfizer COVID vaccine
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval to Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for ages 16 and up. For people waiting for full FDA approval to get vaccinated, check the Garfield County COVID vaccine page for a list of upcoming clinics and providers. Walk-ins and appointments are available. With more than 200 million doses administered in the U.S., the FDA has never before had so much evidence to judge a vaccine’s safety.
September 6 public health Labor Day office closure
Those due for a second dose of vaccine on September 6, please plan to attend vaccine clinics later in the week or the following week.
At this time, Garfield County Public Health does not have booster dose clinic dates set. Please watch the vaccine webpage for updates. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services booster announcement, booster clinics may start on Sept. 20 for people eight months past the date of their second shot.
COVID school guidance
Public health has been working with local schools and districts on the best ways to keep staff and students safe and in-person during the 2021-2022 school year. Increasing vaccination rates remains the single most effective strategy for keeping schools open. A layered approach of masking, quarantine/isolation is also important.
Garfield County Public Health current guidance for schools.
Parent guidance following a positive COVID-19 symptom screen.