Cortez Integrated Healthcare inoculated 240 people aged 70 or older with the Moderna coronavirus vaccine on Saturday.
Recipients of the vaccine fell under the state’s Phase 1B designation for vaccine distribution, which has two tiers. The first is made up of EMS staff, firefighters, police, pandemic response staff, correctional staff, funeral service workers, and people aged 70 and over.
Axis Health System, the medical provider administering the injections, recently received them from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Wayne Martin, 82, who lives just outside Pleasant View, has been playing it safe since the start of the pandemic.
“I haven’t been anywhere. I live over there in the country, and I just stay there, ”Martin said while waiting outside Cortez Integrated Healthcare. “So I’m ready.”
Dr Luke Casias, Chief Medical Officer of Axis Health System, was one of six people site personally administer the inoculations.
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