Citadel Mall, Chapel Hills Mall to both offer COVID-19 vaccines and testing starting July 1
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - You’ll be able to do more than shopping at the Chapel Hills and Citadel Malls starting Thursday -- you’ll be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine!
The El Paso County health department announced Monday it was setting up drive-thru clinic for vaccinations and COVID-19 testing at both locations. Currently, people can get tested for the virus at the Citadel Mall but not vaccinated, and vice versa at Chapel Hills Mall. Starting July 1, both services will be available at each of the shopping malls.
This comes as Colorado transitions from state-run vaccination sites to local providers. The Broadmoor World Arena site ended operations Sunday, and all the remaining state sites still open will cease running by July 4.
“Now that Colorado is close to reaching 70 percent of adults in Colorado being vaccinated, the state will transition to local providers ... closing the six existing sites and moving to primary care physicians, pharmacies, hospitals, and local public health agencies, mobile clinics, and community based partnerships. This will help establish a more long-term, sustainable model for vaccinating more Coloradans and for any potential for booster vaccinations in the future,” the state health department said.
The Citadel Mall drive-thru location will serve as a replacement for the World Arena site, keeping El Paso County’s number of drive-in vaccination clinics at two, El Paso County Public Health said.
Vaccine clinic open Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. No appointment necessary.
Testing site open seven days a week, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. No appointment necessary.
Chapel Hills Mall
Vaccine clinic open Monday-Saturdaym 8 a.m.-6 p.m. No appointment necessary.
Testing site open seven days a week, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. No appointment necessary. (Note: Pikes Peak Community College Rampart campus testing site is relocating to Chapel Hills Mall. The Rampart site will no longer be available beginning July 1.)
(News Release from El Paso County Public Health 6/28/21)