DENVER — As a major snowstorm loomed, Governor Jared Polis announced during a March 12 press conference that state officials expect all Coloradans will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine by mid-April.
The news came one day after President Joe Biden announced plans to direct all states and U.S. territories to make all adults eligible for vaccination by May 1.
“The good news from Washington is that the vaccine is coming,” Polis said during his press conference.
When mid-April rolls around, COVID Incident Commander Scott Bookman said vaccine providers will “still have their discretion to prioritize those who are higher risk in our more vulnerable categories.”
The governor also announced that Colorado will move to Phase 1B.4 on March 19. That phase opens up vaccinations to all Coloradans ages 50 and up, restaurant and postal workers, faith leaders, transit employees, and other groups. Find out what phase you are in here.