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Colorado prepares for COVID-19 vaccine distribution through pilot test

DENVER (KRDO) -- Colorado will soon be testing its readiness to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention selected Colorado as one of several states to participate in the pilot test. As part of Operation Warp Speed, the study will examine a state's logistics when delivering a a coronavirus vaccine to its residents.

The CDC is carrying out the study with the help of external agencies -- including Pfizer, McKesson, UPS, FedEx -- as well as ten jurisdictions, including the Centennial State.

The pilot test was announced Monday as more drug-manufacturing companies show promising results in developing a COVID-19 vaccine.

State officials say the test will improve Colorado's response when a vaccine becomes available.

During the study, Colorado public health officials will be expected to: 

  • Identify a provider location that will receive the test vaccine shipment.
  • Ensure orders have been submitted to CDC’s Vaccine Tracking System (VTrckS) using a fake national drug code.
  • Receive a thermal shipper without vaccine and ‘mock’ ancillary kits.
  • Report receipt of shipper and kits.

An additional 52 jurisdictions, federal and pharmacy partners will be part of a second test on Nov. 30. Colorado will not be part of this second test.

In the meantime, public health experts say Coloradans should continue to avoid in-person gatherings, wear a mask when outside of your home and stay six feet away from others. 

Coronavirus / CovidRecovery / News / State & Regional News

Zachary Aedo

Zach is a reporter for KRDO and Telemundo Surco. Learn more about Zach here.


1 Comment

  1. Take a look into the vaccine. It is in a form Never used before. It is not like other vaccines. This one is a mRNA. So it is manipulating parts of cell code to make proteins(anti bodies). They “say” it shouldn’t affect your core DNA and should only stay in the cell. Hmmm Whats if the cell goes a different way and interpenetrates it wrong then does it own things. They usually call that cancer(rogue cells).
    I find it a bit crazy how fast they are approving/pushing this new vaccine. I know we need it, but at what expense? I for one will need more data before I even consider taking the vaccine. Something just seems wrong with the whole mRNA process to me and they are very tight lip about it. Everyone and I quote says, “I should be fine”.

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