Vaccination events 2-13-2021

Katrina Wells, right, a medical assistant at Kaiser Permanente, gives a COVID-19 vaccine to Janet Pattison, left, at the Kaiser clinic in Loveland, Colorado Feb. 13, 2021. The Kaiser clinics around the state were holding an educator-focused vaccine drive, with hopes to vaccinate thousands of teachers over the course of the weekend. v

The Tri-County Health Department has enlisted its phone operators to help people 65 and older and do not speak English to assist in registering them onto COVID-19 vaccine waitlists. 

Employees will act as intermediaries where they will be providing vaccine providers basic information. 

The free service is offered in Spanish and other languages through a language line and is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. by calling 303-220-9200. 

An additional statewide line is operated around the clock at 1-877-268-2926. 

To date, more than 260,000 doses have been administered to 179,294 Tri-County residents in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties through nearly 150 providers and community partners, officials said.

Fourteen percent of all TCHD residents have received their first does, while nearly 60% of residents 70 and older have received the vaccine.