The supply of COVID-19 vaccine remains limited; Lyon’s Drug and Northwest Colorado Health now on board as immunizers

The supply of COVID-19 vaccine remains limited;  Lyon's Drug and Northwest Colorado Health now on board as immunizers

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – About 1,900 people will have been vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of the week, Routt County Chief Medical Officer Dr Brian Harrington said at Wednesday’s board of health meeting. This represents about 7% of the county’s population.

“We continue to make progress, but remain limited on supply – and factors beyond our control,” Harrington said.

Routt County Director of Public Health Roberta Smith became emotional as she spoke of the fact that demand continued to far outstrip supply.

With the majority of healthcare workers, long-term care staff, residents and first responders now vaccinated, the focus is on those 70 and older.

“We love that people want vaccines,” she says. “We love that answer. If I could drive to everyone’s house and give them a shot, I would love this.

Smith also acknowledged the frustration around the state’s changing guidelines on priority groups. Smith said the county was …

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