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Mobile vaccination bus will make stops in three Southwest Colorado counties

Shots are free, and no ID or insurance is required
Colorado’s mobile COVID-19 vaccination bus is visiting area towns this week. (Journal file photo)

Colorado’s mobile COVID-19 vaccination bus will be in Durango, Cortez, Dolores, Dove Creek and Bayfield this week.

According to Mobile Vax, free vaccines will be available:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 19, in Durango at the public library parking lot on East Third Avenue and 20th Street from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 20, in Cortez at the Pinon Project, 210 E. Main St. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 21, in Dolores at Joe Rowell Park, 18005 Colorado Highway 145, from 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Friday, Jan. 21, in Dove Creek at the Old Sun Dial, 315 U.S. Highway 491, from 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 22, in Bayfield at the Upper Pine River Fire administration building, 515 Sower Drive, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The mobile vaccination service is part of the state’s effort to provide convenient, free vaccinations. Gov. Jared Polis announced the launch of the Western Slope service in April 2021.

Appointments are suggested, but walk-ins are welcome. Photo identification and insurance are not required. Recipients will receive a proof-of-vaccination card.

Because of storage and handling constraints, the mobile vaccine bus will offer a limited number of vaccines each day on each mobile unit.

People who have a preference to receive the Pfizer vaccine instead of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or are between the ages of 5 and 17, are advised to make an appointment in advance of a visit. Walk-up doses will be available on a case-by-case basis.

“Please keep in mind all approved COVID-19 vaccines are equally effective at preventing serious illness,” the mobile vaccination website says. “No town is too big or too small for us to serve.”

For more information, and to book an appointment, visit www.mobilevax.us/southwest.