Informational Webinar Tonight & Every Tuesday

San Miguel County Public Health will host educational webinars every Tuesday inform the public of the vaccine efficacy, approval process, and distribution plan.

TONIGHT: January 5 at 5:30pm
Age 70 and older? Join us!
Zoom link
Meeting ID: 815 6622 3357
Passcode: 810054
Or via phone: +12532158782,,81566223357#

Tuesday, January 12 at 6:00 pm
Zoom link
Hosted in English and Spanish
Meeting ID: 875 7561 1213
Passcode: 819022

Please email questions to [email protected]

Vaccine Distribution Quick Facts

Telluride Regional Medical Center and San Miguel County Public Health are currently vaccinating full-time inhabitants age 70 and older.

Throughout January, Med Center staff will reach out to over 400 individuals who meet that criteria to schedule vaccinations.

Please do not call the medical center. We’re calling patients to schedule vaccinations, if you meet the criteria and have been seen by our Primary Care in the last two years you will be scheduled sometime this month.

Patients will be contacted to schedule a vaccine starting first with those with the eldest ages and highest risk factors — scheduling partners to receive vaccinations on the same day is a goal.

If you live full-time in San Miguel County and have not been a patient of the Telluride Regional Medical Center in the last two years, pre-register for the vaccine with San Miguel County Public Health here.

If you’re unsure if you are an active patient of the Telluride Med Center you can air on the side of caution and use the San Miguel County COVID-19 pre registration form.

West end residents: San Miguel County Public Health will offer weekly vaccination clinics in the Norwood region and is partnering with Uncompahgre Medical Center to obtain data and to schedule vaccinations for patients of the Norwood medical clinic. You can pre-register with San Miguel County COVID-19 pre registration form.

Staff at the Telluride Med Center understand this is a stressful time, please continue to be patient.

There are over 400 patients who meet the criteria of this phase of vaccine distribution, we expect it will take all of January to vaccinate these groups.

Each week we expect to receive vaccines, and each week we will schedule as many vaccinations as we have vaccines.

Part-time residents of San Miguel County — even those who consider the local med center their medical home must arrange for vaccines with the Public Health Department in your home county. 

Patients who receive care at the Telluride Medical Center, but live outside the county, need to contact their home county Public Health Department for information regarding COVID-19 vaccinations.

If there is a change in this directive we will be notify our patients who live in other counties. However, for now please do reach out to your county’s Public Health Department.

It is a Colorado state-wide mandate to first vaccinate full-time inhabitants in each county. This could change in the spring as vaccine supply’s increases.

Protocols, vaccination sites and quantities of vaccines may change each week.

Coloradans age 70 and older account for 80 percent of all COVID-19 deaths the state.

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine requires two doses. Established immunity is not established until 7 days after the second dose, which is given 28 days after the initial injection.

All recipients of the vaccine must continue to practice The Five Commitments, of staying home when sick, wearing a mask, social distancing, avoiding groups and washing hands frequently.

Here’s who is eligible during this phase of vaccination distribution:

Full-time inhabitants of San Miguel County who are 70 + years old. (This includes those who have recently established themselves as long-term residents.)

Recipients must commit to be available for the second vaccination dose 28 days after initial dose. 

Recipients cannot be in quarantine or have a pending COVID-19 test related to ongoing Contact Tracing efforts. 

Recipients should be COVID-19 free for a minimum of 90 days.

Recipients cannot have had another vaccination administered in the prior 14 days (flu, shingles, etc.)

Eligible recipients who have had prior anaphylaxis should talk to their provider about pre-medication prior to the immunization. 

Even as the vaccine rolls out, it is imperative that residents and visitors follow Level Red protocol and diligently adhere to the Five Commitments of Containment:

8 things to know about the covid-19 vaccine

We ask that you please do not call the Telluride Regional Medical Center with questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

We are not keeping a waiting list for the vaccine. We will continue to release information as we have it and will find ways to ensure the vaccine is distributed equitably throughout every phase of distribution. 

We understand this is a stressful time, please continue to be patient and kind, and remember, we are all in this together.