Sept. 7, 2021 — The Pitkin County Public Health vaccine team is planning for potential interest in an additional COVID vaccine dose or a booster should the federal government issue guidelines that allow for already vaccinated individuals to receive one. It is anticipated that the decision on boosters will be released sometime later this month.
“We know the community is highly interested in the additional dose conversation and where to get one,” said Carly Senst, Pitkin County Public Health Vaccine Lead. “By filling out this form, it will help our team understand the need and interest in the community and how we move forward with future vaccine clinics in Pitkin County. If someone is already identified as immunocompromised and eligible for an additional dose per the federal guidelines, they should consult their physician directly about how to receive the additional dose.”
If you signed up through our vaccine notice system, you will receive an email with a link to the additional dose interest form. If you are not currently, or unsure, if you are in our database you can fill out the Additional Dose Interest form by clicking on this link.
Additional Dose vs. Booster
Due to medical complexities, currently immunocompromised individuals should consult with their care teams regarding acquiring an additional dose. Please refer to this link from the CDC about additional dose eligibility. Some primary care physicians in Pitkin County are administering doses to their patients, you should talk to your physician to see if you are eligible to receive a dose.
Vaccine Clinics Update
Currently Pitkin County is ranked second in the state for vaccination rates with over 91% of the eligible population having received at least one dose. In late September, it is anticipated that approvals for the Pfizer vaccine to be administtered to children aged 5-11 old will be granted. The vaccine team, which has worked closely with different sectors to provide mobile clinics will continue to work with schools on how to schedule clinics to meet the needs of this population.
The team has also been working with Aspen Valley Hospital (AVH) and pediatric providers in the Roaring Fork Valley to be able to administer the COVID vaccine in their office settings. For vaccination providers across Colorado, please visit the Colorado Where Can I Get Vaccinated webpage. For updates on local clinics, please click this link.