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Where eligible Coloradans can sign up for COVID-19 vaccines
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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:

The CDPHE launched a new web page to help eligible Coloradans find where they can sign up for the COVID-19 vaccines. More information is available here.

Educators and child care workers will receive vaccine sign-up information through their employer.

The map below shows providers that are distributing the COVID-19 vaccine.

Jill Hunsaker Ryan, Executive Director of CDPHE, said during a January 6 press conference that the state is also working to ensure “equitable distribution” of the COVID-19 vaccine doses. She highlighted survey data that found while 70% of white Coloradans said they would get the COVID-19 vaccine, just 53% of Black Coloradans and 56% of Hispanic Coloradans said the same.

“We know that we must be deliberate about achieving equity, meeting communities where they areand addressing vaccine hesitancies that are rooted in historical injustices,” Ryan said.

Governor Polis also announced that Colorado is one of three states making at-home COVID-19 tests available to public and private schools. School systems will have to place orders for the tests called BinaxNOW Tests.

“School districts that opt in to this program will be able to order tests that are shipped directly to the homes of teachers and other school staff,” the governor’s office wrote in a press release. “These tests are available for symptomatic individuals, exposed individuals without symptoms, and for regular surveillance testing.”

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