Published on December 28, 2020

Parkview Continues Vaccination Efforts

Late last week, the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrived at Parkview.  In an effort to get Parkview to immunity, vaccines began the morning of Monday, December 28th.  The vaccines arrived at perfect timing as the hospital concluded their first round of Pfizer vaccines last week.  Approximately 1,000 Pfizer vaccines were given to front line employees. 

There were 2,500 vaccines in the Moderna shipment and they will be administered to medical staff, employees, medical and nursing students and volunteers at the hospital throughout the week.

“I could not be more proud of our team and how they continue to care for our community during a global pandemic.  This vaccine is hope for moving forward not only in Pueblo but for the world,” stated Leslie Barnes, President and CEO of Parkview.  “Our work is not done and we must stay diligent on wearing masks, social distancing and washing hands.  If we continue to work together, I am confident this vaccine will provide much needed relief to the community.”

The vaccine is not mandated by Parkview for employees to receive. 

Parkview encourages everyone to follow state and local restrictions to keep themselves and loved ones safe through the New Year. 

About Parkview Medical Center

Founded in 1923, Parkview Health System in Pueblo, Colorado, offers general acute healthcare and health specialty services. As a private, non-profit organization, Parkview is licensed for 350 beds and provides a full range of healthcare services including a verified Level III Trauma Center along with exceptional comprehensive cardiac and orthopedic care. Parkview Health System is the leader in all service lines in our service area. As a vital healthcare source, Parkview’s service area includes Pueblo County and 14 surrounding counties, which together represent 370,000 total lives.

Parkview Health System is the largest non-government, nonprofit, private sector employer in Pueblo County with approximately 3,000 employees and provides a skilled medical staff of over 370 physicians. The impact of our workforce triggers a strong impact on the community as Parkview’s annual payroll contributes $232 million to the economy.