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300 kids receive COVID shots at the first pediatric vaccine clinic in Pitkin County

Local medical professionals administered the COVID-19 vaccine to 300 kids at the Aspen High School gymnasium Nov. 12. Pitkin County Public Health made sure the facility was outfitted with games, movies, snacks and therapy animals to help calm any nervous children. The next pediatric COVID vaccine clinics in Pitkin County are scheduled for Nov. 16 and 17 at Basalt Middle school and Nov. 18 and 19 at Aspen Middle School. For more information and to sign up, go to covid19.pitkincounty.com.

Halle is an award-winning journalist and the All Things Considered anchor for Aspen Public Radio. She has been recognized for her work by the Public Media Journalists Association and the Colorado Broadcasters Association. Before she began working full-time with Aspen Public Radio in September 2021, Halle was a freelance broadcast journalist for both Aspen Public Radio and KDNK. Halle studied environmental analysis at Pitzer College. She was an educator at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and at the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment program, where she taught youth radio and managed a weekly public affairs show.