April 02, 2021

Congressman Neguse Tours the Ranch Vaccine Site and Sunrise Community Health Clinic, Discusses Vaccine Progress in Loveland

Loveland, CO—Today, Congressman Joe Neguse toured the Ranch Vaccine Drive-in Site and Sunrise Community Health Clinic in Loveland to hear about vaccine progress. He was joined by Loveland Mayor Jacki Marsh, Larimer County Health Director Tom Gonzales, Larimer County Commissioners Kristin Stephens and Jody Shaddock-McNally, Loveland City Councilor Andrea Samson and spoke with FEMA Coordinator Julie Brooks on-site at the Ranch. 

As of Monday March 29th, Larimer County reports that 166,755 total doses have been given; 102,051 people have had at least 1 dose (28% of people); and 64,704 people have been fully vaccinated (18% of people).

Call the Larimer County COVID-19 Call Center at 970-498-5500 or visit www.larimer.org/covidvaccine for more information about getting a vaccine. 

“The American Rescue Plan, recently signed into law by President Biden, authorized robust funding to speed up vaccinations across the U.S.,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “Making sure every American who wants a vaccine can get one will help us crush the virus and get our economy moving again. As of this week, all Coloradans over the age of 16 are eligible to receive the vaccine. We are making tremendous progress here in Loveland across the state. It’s critical everyone continue to mask up, social distance and get vaccinated when they are eligible.”

The American Rescue Plan authorized $20 billion to establish a national COVID-19 vaccination program and scale up COVID-19 testing, contract tracing, and mitigation, in order to stop the spread of the virus. The plan aims to:

  • Ensure we have enough vaccines for all Americans through research, development, manufacturing, production and purchase.
  • Get those vaccines to all Americans quickly and equitably through community vaccination centers, mobile vaccination units and more.
  • Improve communication to strengthen confidence in the vaccine and make sure all Americans know when, where and how they can get one.

In the weeks since the American Rescue Plan was enacted into law, several states including Colorado announced accelerated timelines for vaccinations. As of today, April 2, all Coloradans 16+ are eligible to receive a vaccine.