The city of Aurora, committed to making sure no community is left out, is hosting a vaccination clinic in the Stampede – CBS Denver
AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Things look almost back to normal on a fine day along Havana Street in Aurora, but looks can be deceptive. COVID is still a public health threat and companies still have restrictions on the number of people they can ingest. And of course there is the mask mandate.
So at the Stampede in Aurora on Saturday, it was a sight they probably hadn’t seen since the pandemic started: lines to get in. Kendall Koca, who heads the special projects office for the Aurora City Administrator’s Office, says, “They’ve been closed all the time so it’s great to do business like this.”
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People weren’t there two steps; They were there to get the first of two shots required for the COVID-19 vaccine. The goal for the city of Aurora and its partners who set up the vaccination clinic is simple. Get vaccinated so companies can fully open up again.
“Once we’re all healthy, we can enjoy these places,” said Koca.
They fired more than 850 shots, which is a challenge in a city as diverse as Aurora.
“The city of Aurora has more than 300 languages,” said Koca.
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So, not only did they have volunteers to take temperatures and take recordings, but they also had interpreters for those who might need them.
“It’s scary to walk in and just get a shot and not understand it,” Koca explained.
They don’t leave out a community and make sure everyone knows the vaccine is safe, effective, and Aurora’s key to normal.
“I just think it’s such a great event,” said Koca.
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Like most clinics, this clinic was by appointment only. They said it was a smooth operation; They got people in quickly and safely.