SAN LUIS VALLEY - Governor Polis announced on Friday that Colorado’s COVID-19 vaccination phase framework has been updated, and we will be moving to Phase 1B.3 on Friday, March 5, 2021. San Luis Valley vaccine providers are coordinating how to best meet the needs of our residents in Phase 1B.3. We will share more information about this later in the week. Phase 1B.3 will include: 

  • People age 60 and older

  • Frontline essential workers in grocery and agriculture

  • People age 16-19 with two or more high risk conditions


Depending on vaccine supply, we hope to move to Phase 1B.4 sometime in the second half of March. Among others, Phase 1B.4 will include: 

  • People age 50 and older

  • Higher education

  • Frontline essential workers in food/restaurant services

  • People age 16-19 with two or more high risk conditions


More details about Colorado’s updated vaccine phases can be found at https://covid19.colorado.gov/for-coloradans/vaccine/vaccine-for-coloradans.


There are currently 72 known active cases of COVID-19 in the San Luis Valley. County-specific case counts are listed below, along with what each county is in on the Dial. 

Alamosa County - 36 - Yellow

Conejos County - 11 - Yellow

Costilla County - 4 - Yellow

Mineral County - 0 - Blue

Rio Grande County - 15 - Blue

Saguache County - 6 - Blue



To pursue testing for COVID-19 through our regular testing providers call:

  • Rio Grande Hospital 719-657-4990

  • SLVHealth Respiratory Clinic 719-589-3000 ext. 9 

  • Valley-Wide Health Systems 719-589-3658 ext. 4 (M-F), 719-589-2562 (Sa/Su)



In most cases appointments are required. To sign up to receive a vaccine, contact one of the local providers below. Online signup links for these providers can be found at www.slvphp.com. If you have an appointment and you can’t make it, please call to cancel so that no vaccine is wasted. 

Valley Wide Health Systems (719) 587-9610

Rio Grande Hospital (719) 657-2418

SLV Health (719) 587-1355

Alamosa County Public Health (719) 589-6639

Conejos County Public Health (719) 274-4307

Costilla County Public Health (719) 672-3332

Silver Thread Public Health (719) 658-2416

Rio Grande County Public Health (719) 657-3352

Saguache County Public Health (719) 655-2533

City Market Pharmacy - www.citymarket.com/rx/guest/get-vaccinated 

Safeway Pharmacy - www.mhealthappointments.com/covidappt 

Walgreens Pharmacy - www.walgreens.com

Walmart Pharmacy - www.walmart.com/COVIDvaccine 


Colorado has a new 24/7 phone line for other information about COVID-19 vaccines.  Call 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926)