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El Paso County COVID-19 data and vaccine update

El Paso County, CO – In an effort to keep the public, partners and media informed, a weekly news release with information on COVID-19 data as well as vaccination efforts and progress will be sent on Wednesdays.

“There are plenty of vaccines available, and it’s easier than ever to obtain one, but we still have a lot of work to meet the state’s goal of reaching 75% of those vaccine-eligible by July 4," said Fadi Youkhana, epidemiologist for El Paso County Public Health. “Our local incidence and hospitalizations remain elevated and trending younger. We especially need our younger population to get vaccinated to increase community protection.”

Vaccine data through Tuesday, May 11, including federal estimates:

  • Total doses administered: 455,803
    • 527,500 with federal estimates
  • People vaccinated: 256,569 (45.1%)
    • 297,900 (52.4%) with federal estimates
  • People fully vaccinated: 208,954 (36.7%)
    • 239,300 (42.1%) with federal estimates
  • Seven-day average daily doses administered: 3,478

To access the latest vaccine numbers for El Paso County, see the COVID-19 vaccine dashboard

COVID-19 data trends through Wednesday, May 12:

  • Seven-day incidence: 218.0
  • Seven-day positivity: 7.44%
  • Hospital admissions and deaths in the last seven days (May 4 – May 10): 53 and 6

For more comprehensive local data, see the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

Pfizer COVID-19 authorized for 12- to 15-year-olds

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices authorized the use of the Pfizer vaccine for teens and youth ages 12 to 15 years old in a pair of meetings this week. El Paso County Public Health is anticipating further guidance from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and will share updated information as it becomes available.

Vaccine appointments available in El Paso County

This week, there are multiple vaccine clinics available:

In El Paso County, there are nearly 30 providers and more than 100 convenient locations to get the COVID-19 vaccine. To get connected to a vaccine provider: