COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Thursday, a Pfizer mobile vaccination van will be stationed at Mitchell High School as part of Pikes Peak United Way’s food distribution. The van will have the capacity for up to 200 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, which is now approved for people 12 and over.
Those interested in receiving the Pfizer vaccine at Mitchell High School are recommended to pre-register at this link. This is to ensure the clinic will have enough vaccines. Patients can also register on-site. Anyone between the ages of 12 and 18 will have to preregister and will also need parental consent.
This mobile clinic is a joint effort between Pikes Peak United Way, El Paso County Public Health, and Nomi Health, the healthcare company supporting COVID-19 testing and vaccination efforts across the country.
According to Nomi health- which administered the shots - about one-hundred people received their Pfizer vaccine today at Mitchell High School. Colorado is racing to meet the president's goal of 70 percent protection… But so far - when it comes to teens - that number is still sitting around 23 percent in El Paso County.
Pikes Peak United Way believes combining the two services was a great way to reach the community.
Pikes Peak United Way hosts food distribution events every first and third Thursday of the month. Starting this month they will begin to host food distribution events on the weekends.
They will be at Centennial Elementary every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 11:30am and at Sierra High School every 2nd Saturday of the month at 11:30am.