DENVER (CBS4) – National Jewish Health is working hard to set up mass vaccination events. This weekend they plan to vaccinate more than 3,000 people over 70.

“This weekend is our fourth mass vaccination event in the last week and a half,” said CEO Michael Salem. “It’s all part of a massive effort by the state, local communities, and major health systems trying to vaccinate as many Coloradans and get as many shots in the arms as possible.”

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According to Salem, a drive through event will take place on the National Jewish Campus this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The vaccines will be given in a parking lot between 13th and 14th Avenues and Albion and Ash Streets.

National Jewish Health is helping the state achieve the goal of vaccinating most Coloradans by the end of February. You have already vaccinated more than 2,500 people.

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“It will just take a tremendous effort to do this for the 1.6 million Coloradans over 70,” Salem said. “What the governor and CDPHE said is to get vaccines in people and we will make sure you have consistent doses in the future.”

The plan for the future is to vaccinate thousands more.

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“This is a very hopeful time,” said Salem.

You don’t have to be a National Jewish Health patient to get vaccinated, but you do need to make an appointment prior to the event.