DENVER, CO (STL.News) Governor Jared Polis provided an update on Colorado’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the State’s efforts to vaccinate Coloradans.
“We did it Colorado, we hit our state’s bold goal of vaccinating 70% of Coloradans aged 70 and up by the end of February. This is an important milestone for our state and has taken all of us – in every corner of our state – working together to get shots into the arms of some of our most vulnerable Coloradans,” said Governor Polis. “We’ve also made critical strides in vaccinating educators, Coloradans 65+, health care workers and first responders and the lifesaving vaccine is being made more available to more Coloradans as we await additional federal supplies.”
Later this week the state of Colorado will start getting shots into the arms of grocery store and agriculture workers, Coloradans aged 16-59 with two and more comorbidities, and those aged 60 and up, among others who qualify for the vaccine in Phase 1B.3.
Governor Polis also announced that yesterday Colorado placed its first order for the newly FDA-approved one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Colorado expects to receive 45,500 doses this week, which will be administered across the state.