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Free adult immunizations to be offered Friday, June 18

Free adult vaccinations are being offered from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 18, at The Citadel through a partnership with Penrose-St Francis Health Services, the El Paso County Department of Health and Environment, Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) and The Citadel.The additional types of adult vaccines to be offered by Penrose-St. Francis are Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis/whooping cough), hepatitis A, hepatitis B and combination A&B. Regularly scheduled clinics held at The Citadel, Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. include adults shingles, pneumococcal and H1N1 flu vaccinations.Location:The Citadel – South side, upper level by JC Penney750 Citadel Drive EastColorado Springs, CO 80909Special Clinic:2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 18 (additional adult vaccines available)Regularly Scheduled Clinics:2 to 5 p.m. Fridays (shingles, pneumococcal and H1N1 Flu vaccinations)10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays (shingles, pneumococcal and H1N1 Flu vaccinations)Recommendations:Who should get the Tdap vaccine?

  • Anyone ages 11-64
  • Adults younger than 65 who are in close contact with infants less than 1 year old
  • Adults younger than 65 who have never gotten Tdap (and/or received only Td two years ago or more)
  • Tdap is a onetime vaccination then Td update every 10 years
  • All adults who have not had a tetanus shot in the past two years.
  • Receiving this vaccine protects young children from whooping cough by keeping the adults around them from catching whooping cough and giving it to young children.
Who should get the hepatitis vaccine and who will benefit most?Hepatitis vaccinations are a series of immunizations to protect from liver disease and are recommended for all adults who have not previously been immunized and fall within the following categories:
  • People in high outbreak areas here and abroad. (Colorado is considered a moderate outbreak area.)
  • People who have chronic liver and/or end-stage kidney disease.
  • Health care, public safety or food service workers
  • People being treated with clotting factor concentrates
  • Men who have sex with men
  • People who use street drugs
  • Household contacts or sex partners of people infected with hepatitis
For information on where to receive subsequent doses of hepatitis vaccine, call the Pikes Peak United Way’s Health and Human services phone line at 2-1-1.Who should get the shingles vaccine?
  • People age 60-64
Who should get the pneumococcal vaccine?
  • People age 65 and older
  • People ages 19-64 with these health issues:
    • Lung, heart, kidney or liver disease
    • Weakened immune systems
    • Diabetes
    • Alcoholism
    • HIV infection or AIDS
    • Asthma or smokers
Who should get the H1N1 vaccine?
  • Anyone age 6 months or older
Vaccinations will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. These vaccinations are specifically for uninsured/underinsured people.For more information:
  • Visit
  • Call the Pikes Peak United Wayís Health and Human services phone line at 2-1-1.
Contacts:Chris Valentine2222 N. Nevada Ave.Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907(719)776-5250christophervalentine@centura.orgSusan WheelanEl Paso County Department of Health and Environment(719)

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