Gov. Polis Partners with Community-Based Organizations, Hosts Clinics as Part of Vaccines for All Plan
DENVER - As part of Governor Polis’ Vaccines for All efforts, the State of Colorado is allocating vaccines to community-based organizations. All of these clinics focus on vaccinating underserved Coloradans and span a variety of diverse communities.
“The best way to power Colorado’s comeback is to continue our strong efforts to vaccinate all Coloradans who want it. Because of our community partners, we’re able to meet Coloradans in diverse communities across our state to provide the safe, free lifesaving vaccine that is our ticket back to a thriving economy and the Colorado we know and love,” said Governor Jared Polis.
We encourage everyone interested in an appointment to check availability with each organization and schedule an appointment in advance.
FRIDAY, MAY 14
“The Salvation Army and Housing Now Program are happy to announce that we have established a Vaccination Clinic for anyone who wants to get the Pfizer vaccine on Friday, May 14, 2021, from the hours of 9am-5pm. We have invited those who have registered to give them the opportunity to get their shots free of charge in a convenient and safe environment. We are distributing the first shot on Friday, May 14th and the second shot will be scheduled for the next clinic available in 3 weeks on Friday, June 4th. We are providing this clinic to educate and distribute vaccinations in efforts to get as many of those as we can to be vaccinated. This vaccination clinic will take place at The Salvation Army Housing Now Program located at 2821 W 65th Place, Westminster, CO 80221,” said Angela Watson, Program Assistant at Housing Now and Alex Andrews, Director of Volunteer Engagement at 9Health Fair.
Health District of Northern Larimer County/Homeward Alliance/Fort Collins Rescue Mission/Catholic Charities
“For more than a year, the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted people experiencing homelessness, further casting aside an already-marginalized population. The ability to administer vaccines is nothing short of a miracle: a jolt of hope and joy for our guests, volunteers, staff and other service providers. We are proud to be a part of this vaccination collaborative and eager to help people who are homeless move forward with their lives--and find homes of their own,” said Taylor Kelley, Health Initiatives Director, Homeward Alliance.
Psquared Medicals, Inc TKS Pharmacy
“TKS Pharmacy and wellness prides itself on being the bridge that gaps the community and the physician’s office. We made it our number one priority to get the COVID-19 vaccines to people that wanted one. We went as far as to hosting clinics at companies for the employees that could not leave to get vaccinated. In addition, we partnered with Denver Public Health as well as the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to host Covid-19 Vaccine clinics, making the vaccine available to all. Our doors are still open to walk-ins or scheduled appointments on our website at tksrx.com. We hope that our efforts will push us all towards a brighter future. We believe that “Health is wealth” and a healthy individual makes a healthy society,” said Dr. Alice Soremekun, CEO/Pharmacy Manager of TKS Pharmacy.
SATURDAY, MAY 15
Coal Creek Canyon Improvement Association
“The CCCIA is so glad to be able to provide this opportunity to our neighbors, especially those newly eligible folks ages 12 and up and our friends that aren’t able to get down to the city. The whole Coal Creek community is excited to emerge from this pandemic together,” said Chris Passarelli, Board Member.
Bridges of Opportunity/ Puentes de Oportunidad
“Bridges of Opportunity is one of several local organizations that have been working in collaboration to provide equity for the Covid vaccines to Lafayette. But ‘bridges of opportunity’ also describes our work. We want to bridge the opportunity gap of language, income or the digital divide that have been a hurdle for certain populations in Lafayette. We want to make sure everyone has correct information so they can make sound decisions as well as equal access to the vaccines. We are hosting this clinic on a Saturday (May 22) in a local park with no requirements of preregistration to make it easy for anyone who may have still missed this opportunity. Because we are providing the Pfizer vaccine this enables more of our young people to get the vaccine as well. We want this event not to feel like going to a doctor but a fiesta with music, food trucks and information in other services to teens and families. We know the vaccine itself is a bridge of opportunity to get back to enjoying the summer with friends and family,” said Andy McCullough, Executive Director.
Ciudad de Dios Foursquare Church
"At Ciudad de Dios Church, we are glad to collaborate with Governor Polis in reaching the Spanish community with equal opportunities for vaccination. We believe that we are as healthy as all of us are. Together we can do this!" said Guillermo Puppo Ph.D., Senior Pastor at Ciudad de Dios.
Calvary Bible Church- Boulder Campus
“Calvary Bible Church is excited for the opportunity to love our neighbors by hosting Vaccines for All clinics at our campuses in Boulder, Erie, and Thornton! As COVID-19 vaccines are made available to those 16 years and older we do not want to lose any vulnerable or underrepresented individuals. By working with our community partners we hope to help provide access to EVERYONE in our surrounding communities. We look forward to people again being able to live in full relationship with each other and hope these clinics help play a role in that restoration,” said Mark Wicks, Director of Creative Arts.
Celebration Community Church
“Hosting a Pop-Up Equity Clinic at our church has been a wonderful experience for those who volunteered as well as the 284 people who came to receive their vaccination. From the 80-year-old neighbors without email or internet, to the 20-something immigrant working at a nearby car wash, we were thrilled to have this opportunity to serve our community. We look forward to seeing them again when they return for their 2nd dose later this month,” said Beth Killebrew, volunteer.
SUNDAY, MAY 16
Mongolian School of Colorado
“The Mongolian School of Colorado has been run by volunteers since 2006. We truly appreciate the opportunity to offer this free clinic to our fellow Colorado-Mongolians. Thank you, Governor Polis, please accept our gratitude for all the professionals, volunteers, and infrastructure you built around providing COVID vaccinations.” said Emma Schwarz, volunteer.
St. Lawrence Korean Catholic Church
"One of my biggest priorities is partnering with historically underserved populations to champion vaccine access. It has been a pleasure to work with the St. Lawrence Korean Catholic Church and the CDPHE to vaccinate Aurora's vibrant immigrant and Asian communities." said Rep. Naquetta Ricks.
THURSDAY, MAY 20
Village Exchange Center
“It has been an honor working together with the Governor’s Office in bringing the vaccine to the area of Colfax and Havana in Aurora, Colorado, where many families and individuals thought they would be left out in having access to the vaccine. Thanks to the efforts of the governor's office, we have had the ability to educate and vaccinate about 200-250 people on a weekly basis here at our community center at Village Exchange Center.” said José Gómez, Natural Helpers Coordinator.