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Colorado’s Statewide COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign Continues

Photo: TCF/The Weekly Issue/El Semanario Colorado’s statewide COVID-19 vaccination campaign continues with clinics offering COVID-19 vaccines in communities across the state.



Colorado’s statewide COVID-19 vaccination campaign continues with clinics offering COVID-19 vaccines in communities across the state, including the announcement of vaccine clinics at Ball Arena in December in partnership with Kroenke Sports & Entertainment.


The Ball Arena clinics will begin operating Dec. 4 and 5 and run throughout the month, frequently coinciding with popular family events, including Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets games.


“Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) is pleased to continue its partnership with Governor Jared Polis and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to administer COVID-19 vaccinations and flu shots at Ball Arena,” said Matt Bell, Senior Vice President, Venue Operations for KSE.  “Our commitment to the health, safety and wellness of our fans, staff, athletes and performers remains our top priority at KSE, and we will continue to do our part to help combat the pandemic and make our community safer.”


The current confirmed dates for Ball Arena clinics are: Dec. 10: Noon – 8:30 p.m. (Avalanche game); Dec. 11: Noon – 8:30 p.m. (Mammoth game); Dec. 12: Noon – 7:30 p.m. (Avalanche game); Dec. 13: Noon – 8:30 p.m. (Nuggets game); Dec. 14: Noon – 8:30 p.m. (Avalanche game); Dec. 15: Noon – 8:30 p.m. (Nuggets game); Dec. 18: Noon – 8:30 p.m. (Avalanche game); Dec. 23: Noon – 8:30 p.m. (Nuggets game); Dec. 29: 1-9:30 p.m. (Avalanche game); Dec. 30: Noon – 8:30 p.m. (Nuggets game); and Dec. 31: 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Mammoth game).


Visit the COVID vaccine bus in the Ball Arena parking lot just north of Chopper Circle and 9th Street. For public transportation use RTD’s trip planner.


Parking at Ball Arena is only free parking on non-event days or on events days if you arrive before the arena doors open (usually two hours before the arena event). Check event times on the Ball Arena website.


In addition, the state’s large vaccination sites at Chapel Hills Mall (1710 Briargate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920), Douglas County Fairgrounds (500 Fairgrounds Road, Castle Rock, CO 80104), and the Pueblo Mall (3201 Dillon Drive, Pueblo, CO 81008) offer up to 1,000 doses per day Friday-Sunday each week. Advance appointments are available, and walk-ups are accepted while inventory remains available each day.


All mobile vaccine clinics and many standalone clinics are offering pediatric Pfizer vaccines for 5-11 year olds. CDPHE recommends parents and guardians make a plan to get their children vaccinated. Vaccines are the safest, most effective way to slow the spread of COVID-19 and help avoid the worst outcomes — severe illness, hospitalization, and death — among those who do become infected. The state maintains an updated list of providers administering Pfizer pediatric vaccines. Most clinics also offer flu vaccines, and it is safe to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and a flu vaccine on the same day.


CDPHE also encourages all Coloradans age 18 and up to get a booster dose as soon as possible if it has been at least six months since they got their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna, or at least two months since they got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.


Vaccines are free, and no identification, proof of residency, or insurance is required.


The list here includes vaccine clinics through December 10. Please call the Colorado vaccine hotline at 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926). The hotline is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MT to help answer any questions.


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