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 https://covid19.colorado.gov/vaccineChaffee 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
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