Your health and safety is our top priority at Primary Care Partners. The COVID-19 vaccine is a significant step in slowing down the spread of the virus. We would like to help you keep updated on what we know and what this means for you.
COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized by the FDA
COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna have recently been approved for emergency use by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Both vaccines have been shown to have few side effects and in large scale clinical studies, have proven to be about 95% effective in protecting against the COVID-19 virus. These vaccines are supported by robust scientific and in-depth analyses. The vaccination targeting COVID-19 will be a critical solution to help combat the pandemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is for those 16 and older (16+), while the Moderna vaccine is for those 18 and older (18+).
Initial doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be limited
The initial supply of vaccines will be very limited and will be distributed quickly, and efficiently, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. The highest risk health care staff will receive the vaccine first to ensure patients and their families can continue to receive prompt and excellent care during this Public Health Emergency. Primary Care Partners will follow the State of Colorado’s guidance on which populations of patients to prioritize. Governor Polis recently expanded the first phase of the vaccine distribution to now include individuals that are 70 years of age and older.
The current distribution plan has been broken down into three phases; Winter, Spring, and Summer. Right now, the goal is to get all high-risk healthcare workers, essential workforce, and those 70 years of age and older vaccinated in the Winter. Followed by higher-risk individuals not in these categories in the Spring and the rest of the general public in the Summer.
Please know that we are working diligently to ensure you and your family and friends can receive the vaccine when it becomes available to you. We are committed to providing you with the information you need to receive the vaccine quickly and conveniently.
Connect with your doctor
Our dedication to caring for you during this Public Health Emergency has not changed. Our providers offer both in-person and TeleHealth appointments to ensure you receive the same level of care you expect while ensuring you feel safe and comfortable.
Your care coordinators
Primary Care Partners has Care Coordinators to assist you in the many facets of your healthcare. They can help with transportation, food, housing, end of life planning, mental health resources, and much more.
- Wear a mask.
- Keep at least six feet from people not in your household
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use hand sanitizer
- Stay home if possible, and try to avoid travel
We are here to help
Remember, Primary Care Partners is here to help. We are your partners in health. Never hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns. For additional questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, please call us at 970-254-2421.
Please see the list of our additional services below.
Primary Care, Pediatric Care, and Sports Medicine Services:
Family Physicians of Western Colorado (970) 245-1220
Red Canyon Family Medicine (970) 256-5285
Tabeguache Family & Sports Medicine (970) 256-5201
Western Colorado Pediatric Associates (970) 243-5437
Western Colorado Physicians Group (970) 241-6011
After Hours, Nutrition, Medical Testing, Physical Therapy, and OB Services:
Grand Junction Diagnostics & Mammography (970) 241-6014; Open Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
DOCS On Call – After Hours Clinic (970) 255-1576; Open Monday – Friday, 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM; Saturday, 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM; Sunday, 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Medical Nutrition and Diabetes Education (970) 255-1576; Open Monday – Friday, 8: AM to 5:00 PM
The Physical Therapy Specialty Center (970) 241-5856; Open Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Western Colorado Pediatric Associates -Weekend & After Hours Pediatric Appointments (970) 243-5437; Open Saturday, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Family Centered OB (970) 241-6011 and (970) 245-1220