COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. (KRDO) - El Paso County Public Health and Servicios de la Raza, along with many other community partners, are teaming up to offer free COVID-19 vaccines for seniors 65 and older in minority communities. Those seniors must sign up before Friday, no I.D. or insurance is required, but an appointment is.
Those who sign up will be given the Moderna vaccine and the second dose will be scheduled for next month.
In El Paso County, 3.5 %of Hispanics, 2.9% of African Americans, and only 2.1% of Asian Americans have taken the vaccine. That's in comparison to 78.3% of white people.
To make an appointment, you can call 719-374-8313 or 720-421-5826. The call center will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The event will take place in Fountain on Feb. 19 and 20. This event is in conjunction with the state's Vaccine Equity Taskforce.
The clinic is on Feb. 19 and Feb. 20. On Friday, it's from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. On Saturday, it's open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. It's located at the El Paso County Public Health South building entrance, 6436 S. US Highway 85 87, Colorado Springs, CO 80911.