Weld County, CO, January 26, 2022 – Not everyone who has wanted to receive a COVID-19 vaccine has found it easy to get one. To aid those who have been unable to find a convenient, accessible location, Connections for Independent Living is teaming with North Colorado Community Health and Sunrise Community Health to offer a Colorado Vaccine Bus Tour in late February to four northeastern communities.
The Colorado Vaccine Bus is managed by the State of Colorado and trained health care professionals offer the three COVID vaccines for those needing first, second, or booster shots. The bus also provides seasonal flu vaccinations. No health insurance is required, and all shots are free.
The schedule includes stops in Kersey February 21, Holyoke and Julesburg February 22, and Akron on February 24. All locations are open from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Full details regarding these stops are available online at the Connections website at https:/bit.ly/ConnectionsCovid.
American Sign Language interpreters will be on-site at all stops to provide free assistance for deaf and hard-of-hearing community members receiving vaccinations between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Connections is also providing braille, large print, basic English, and other accommodations for any person with a need for equal access. “Providing equal access to all areas of the community is what Connections is all about,” said Executive Director Rochelle Mitchell-Miller.
A Connections information table at each location will offer materials for individuals seeking more information about the nonprofit organization’s numerous free services for individuals of all ages living with disabling conditions. For residents who choose to receive a COVID-19 shot at the mobile clinic, they can receive a $25 gift card following completion of a short, anonymous survey with Connections.
In late December, Connections hosted a similar Colorado Vaccine Bus Tour with stops in eastern Greeley, Haxtun, Yuma, and Wray. Nearly 300 residents received COVID vaccinations at these four stops. At each location, persons with disabilities were welcomed by the Connections team.
Clinic dates are as follows:
- February 21: Kersey
- February 22: Holyoke
- February 22: Julesburg
- February 24: Akron
For further information regarding these clinics, visit Connections’ COVID-19 page or call (970) 352-8682.
Connections for Independent Living is a non-residential, participant-controlled nonprofit Independent Living Center that promotes independent living and the empowerment of all persons who live with disabling conditions. The organization is one of nine certified Independent Living Centers in Colorado and since 1986 has specifically served individuals in seven northeastern counties.