Coloradans 50 and Older Can Get COVID-19 Vaccines Next Week
If you're like me, you've been watching the posts on social media with jealousy: friend after friend is getting both dose 1 and dose 2 of their vaccine, and getting ready to return to a sense of normalcy. However, not only can Coloradans 50 and over start getting vaccinated this week, but the general Colorado population will be eligible here very soon.
Vaccine rollouts are speeding up here in America, with President Biden saying in his address to the nation on March 11,
"We'll have enough vaccine supply for all adults in America by the end of May. That's months ahead of schedule."
In Colorado, anyone aged 50 and over will be able to start getting vaccinated next week. Phase 1B.4 begins on March 19, and includes various frontline essential workers, critical employees for local and state government, and those 50 and over, according to the tweet below.
However, right after this was announced, Governor Polis said that all Coloradans should be able to get their vaccine by mid-April. 9News reported that once they have a better handle on vaccine rollout dates, they'll be able to pinpoint a more precise date to have the general Colorado public vaccinated.
On Colorado's online vaccine hub, they note that:
To slow the spread of disease, Coloradans should continue to use basic public health guidance, like physical distancing and mask-wearing, until a vaccine is widely available and used by Coloradans.
To find out where to make your vaccine appointment, Colorado's official website is a good place to start. Click here to learn more about which vaccine phase you fall into and how to get both shots.
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