Are you scheduled to get a COVID-19 vaccination this weekend? Check your clinic before heading out.
As a winter storm takes aim at Colorado this weekend, many providers are canceling scheduled COVID-19 vaccination appointments.
Forecasts are calling for snow totals ranging from several inches to several feet. The Colorado Department of Transportation is already urging motorists to stay off the roads this weekend, and Governor Polis has activated the Colorado National Guard to help the state cope with the storm.
If you are scheduled to receive your second COVID-19 vaccination dose this weekend, don't fret too much if your appointment is delayed. When historic winter weather hit parts of the South last month, delaying shipments of the vaccination in large areas of the country, experts reassured worried people who would miss their scheduled second dose that a delay of a few days and even a few weeks would not adversely impact the effectiveness of the vaccination.
Following are vaccination postponements and cancellations that have been announced via local media or on social media as of Thursday.
- Kaiser Permanente postponed its weekend vaccination clinics out of concern for the safety of patients. Staff members were reaching out to those scheduled to receive a vaccination to reschedule their appointment.
- SCL Health has rescheduled all patients who were scheduled to receive vaccinations at its clinics this weekend.
- UC Health is closing its COVID-19 clinics this weekend, and all appointments scheduled for Saturday and Sunday will be rescheduled.
- The Boulder Valley School District canceled its planned COVID-19 clinic scheduled for Saturday at Boulder Valley Health. Appointments will be rescheduled next week.
- As of Thursday, CVS had not announced any changes to its vaccination schedule for the weekend, and National Jewish Health said it does not have any vaccinations scheduled over the weekend. Safeway said it is monitoring the situation and would notify scheduled vaccine recipients of any weather-related delays or cancellations. King Soopers and Wal-Mart had made no announcements about delays or cancellations as of Thursday.
Many COVID-19 test sites are also closed across the metro area this weekend due to the forecasted snow. Before you head out this weekend for COVID-19-related testing or vaccinations, check with the clinic to make sure they are open.
Are you scheduled to get your COVID-19 vaccination this weekend, or has your appointment been postponed? Let us know in the comments.