Governor Polis Okays Groups in Phase 1B.3 for Vaccinations

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Governor Polis announced today that beginning March 5th, Colorado can open up vaccinations to groups in Phase 1B.3.

That includes Coloradoans who are:

  • Individuals aged 60+ years old.
  • Frontline essential workers in grocery and agriculture, including meatpacking workers; grocery store workers; and agricultural processing workers.
  • Individuals aged 16-59 years old, with two or more high-risk conditions.

Based on current projections, Colorado’s new Phase 1B.4 is expected to open for vaccinations in late-March. This will include:

  • People age 50 and older
  • Frontline essential workers in food/restaurant services
  • Higher education staff and faculty working with students
  • Frontline essential workers in manufacturing, the US postal service, public transit and specialized transportation, public health and human service departments
  • Faith leaders
  • Frontline essential direct care providers for Coloradans experiencing homelessness
  • Frontline essential journalists
  • Staff and electeds required for continuation of operations for state and local government
  • People 16-49 with specific higher risk conditions
  • Adults who received a placebo during a COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial

Read more at County Public Health will share updates for our local community as additional vaccination clinics are scheduled and the state shares additional details on their vaccine distribution plans.

Terry West