FEMA to take over mass vaccination site in Pueblo, increase COVID-19 immunizations

FEMA to take over mass vaccination site in Pueblo, increase
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The federal government will take over the state’s mass vaccination site in Pueblo next week to ramp up efforts to get more people inoculated against the coronavirus.

The site, to be run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will be located at the Colorado State Fairground, where vaccinations already are ongoing. The plan for the eight-week pilot program is to increase capacity from about 1,750 vaccinations per day to 3,000 per day, according to a news release.

The Pueblo location, at 1001 Beulah Ave., will transition into a FEMA site on April 14. It will operate seven days a week, according to the news release. Appointments can be scheduled via Centura Health.

The effort also aims to increase vaccinations in rural locations by launching mobile sites in counties such as Alamosa, Bent, Las Animas and Rio Grande, according to the news release.

The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will work with FEMA on transitioning the Pueblo location.

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