By Danielle Chavira

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (CBS4) – Centura Health says it has 2,500 Moderna COVID-19 vaccines specifically available to Coloradans who need their second Moderna shot. They call these shots “orphan doses.”

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Officials say they are focusing on patients who got their first dose from another provider, but need an appointment for their second dose.

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“Most vaccine providers do not have the workflow to accommodate orphan second dose vaccinations,” Centura Health officials stated in a news release on Saturday.

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The doses will be available on April 29 at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City.

Centura Health offered these guidelines for interested patients:

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  • Individuals who are interested in this event should have received their first dose of Moderna vaccine before April 2 to be eligible.
  • They may register at using the Commerce City Drive-Up Event link. Then follow the link and instructions to sign up for “2nd Dose Only.”
  • Patients should bring their vaccine card from their first dose vaccination with them to their appointment on Thursday.


Danielle Chavira