DENVER — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has provided more resources about the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan, including where eligible Coloradans can sign up for vaccinations.
Colorado is currently in Phase 1A and 1B of the vaccine plan. Phase 1A, which is largely complete, includes vaccinations for health care workers treating COVID-19 patients and vaccinations for the staff and residents of long-term care facilities.
Right before the new year, Polis announced that essential workers—educators, grocery store employees, and postal workers, to name a few groups—would be moved into Phase 1B along with all Coloradans ages 70 and up.
“Vaccines are truly the gateway to saving lives,” Polis said.
Polis has said that the 70+ population makes up about 78% of the state’s COVID-19 deaths and over a third of its hospitalizations. That age group has been prioritized in Phase 1B, which began January 15.
About 1.3 million Coloradans are included in Phase 1B: