Broomfield residents continue to get vaccinated against COVID-19

Brooklyn Dance, Daily Camera, Boulder, Colo.
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Apr. 7—The 1STBANK Center may not be able to host concerts or shows through the coronavirus pandemic, but it can host vaccination events. Hundreds of residents filtered through the facility Tuesday to receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

The vaccine clinic at the events center, located at 11450 Broomfield Lane, was hosted by the city and county. Registration for Tuesday's slots filled up within hours, officials said. Data updated Tuesday evening shows 43,912 doses of the vaccine have been administered to Broomfield residents. Among doses, 16,238 residents have completed vaccination and 12,218 residents have initiated vaccination, city and county data shows. One week ago, 14,455 residents had completed vaccination.

Tuesday marked the second clinic at the events center, following a similar event held March 30. Another clinic at the 1STBANK Center is scheduled for next Tuesday. Appointments are required and will be released at 3 p.m. Thursday. For additional information, visit

"We're officially a vaccine location!" the 1STBANK Center shared on its Facebook page on April 1. "Get those vaccines so we can have you over for shows soon."

The vaccine clinic is slated to be held weekly, depending on vaccine supply distributed to Broomfield from the state, the city and county's vaccine webpage states.

"All Coloradans 16+ are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine!" a community update from the city and county reads. "While this is a great step towards vaccinating all people, please remember that vaccinating everyone will take time, and everyone who wants a vaccine will be able to get one."

Data shows 83.3% of residents 70+ have completed vaccination, and an additional 6.2% of the population has started the vaccination process. Among residents age 65-69, 76.3% are fully vaccinated and 16.5% have initiated vaccination. Of residents age 60-64, 78.7% have either started or completed vaccination. Data shows 58.6% of residents age 50-59 have either started or completed vaccination; 43.5% of residents age 40-49; 33.1% of residents 30-39; 26.6% of residents 20-29; and 18.1% of residents age 16-19 have either started or completed vaccination.

"On the vaccine front, we're doing extremely well in Broomfield," Public Health Director Jason Vahling told City Council during a Monday COVID-19 Q&A.

Vahling said an estimated 25% of residents statewide are currently immune either from vaccination or from previous infection. It's estimated that 69% of the state population will be vaccinated by May 21.

There have been 89 new coronavirus cases in Broomfield in the last week, along with one additional resident hospitalized. Data shows there have been 4,276 COVID-19 cases in the city and county to date, with 205 total hospitalizations. The death toll remains at 74, where it has stayed since the last recorded death in Broomfield on Feb. 14. There have been 83,655 coronavirus tests administered.

Vahling told council both Broomfield and the state are seeing a trend in the percent positivity of cases. He said the "gold standard" is anything below 5% to ensure the virus is adequately tracked in the community. As of Monday, the percent positivity was 5.6, an increase from 4.2% recorded on March 28.

There are multiple locations where residents can receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Local vaccination sites are also held at Thornton Fire Department, 11151 Colorado Blvd. in Thornton and at SCL Health, 1755 South Public Road in Lafayette. Additional details can be found on the city and county's vaccine webpage. Appointment scheduling for a vaccine at the 1STBANK Center is completed through the King Soopers website. Following a few pre-screening questions to determine eligibility, users will be prompted to enter a location and should enter Broomfield or the zip code 80021, the vaccine webpage explains. Once the 1STBANK clinic comes up, residents can schedule both dose appointments. Those with questions about the scheduling are asked to contact King Soopers at 1-866-211-5320.

Residents can sign up for text message alerts for local vaccine events by texting "CCOB" to 994-11. Those who have questions about vaccine distribution or safety are asked to call the state's hotline at 1-877-CO VAX CO or 1-877-268-2926. Trained call center operators can provide information in multiple languages, a community update from the city and county noted.

Data shows statewide, there have been 470,254 positive cases of the virus with 25,917 hospitalizations. There have been 6,132 deaths among cases and 6,266 deaths due to COVID-19. There have been 2,923,682 cumulative doses of coronavirus vaccines administered in Colorado. As of Tuesday evening, 1,121,334 Coloradans are fully immunized and an additional 1,870,467 residents have been immunized with one dose.