Per last week’s announcement by Governor Jared Polis, our medical center’s vaccine distribution efforts are currently focused on working with San Miguel County Department of Public Health to immunize school staff and educators. Full-time inhabitants of San Miguel County, age 65 – 70, are next in line to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.

See Colorado’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Phases here.

At this current rate of vaccine distribution, we’ve been receiving 100 doses a week, we expect it will take four weeks to allocate first doses to the entirety of the county’s educational staff. This could change should vaccine distributions slow, or supply-willing, increase.

Demand for COVID-19 vaccines is high. We’re seeing overwhelming demand from eligible populations. Currently we have the organizational and logistical capacity to vaccinate 200 people a week, should we have access to those quantities.

At present, we expect to move on to the 65 to 69 year old population in early March, at which point Med Center staff will reach out to our established primary care patients who are full-time inhabitants and meet the new age criteria to schedule vaccinations.

Patients of the Telluride Regional Medical Center 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 also a goal.

Vaccines for school staff and educators are coordinated and scheduled by San Miguel County Public Health who work directly with school administrators.

Please do not call the medical center to inquire about where you are on the list. For peace of mind, and extra measure, you may register for the vaccine with San Miguel County Public Health.

If you live full-time in San Miguel County and have not been a patient of the Telluride Regional Medical Center’s Primary Care Department in the last two years, please do register with San Miguel Public Health for the vaccination.

San Miguel County Public Health is partnering with Uncompahgre Medical Center to obtain data and to schedule vaccinations for patients of the Norwood medical clinic.

Staff at the Telluride Med Center understand this is a stressful time, we’re so grateful for your continued patience!

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There continue to be kinks in the supply chain, however there is reason for optimism as Colorado looks to increase allocation and expects to receive increasing numbers of vaccines from the federal government.

More soon,

Dr. Christine Mahoney

Christine Mahoney, DO | Director of Primary Care
Telluride Medical Center