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COVID-19 Vaccine

Per Colorado.gov, the initial supply of COVID-19 vaccine will be very limited for several months.  This means that a vaccine will not be immediately available to everyone who wants one.  To be as fair and efficient with distribution as possible, the state has developed a phased approach to vaccine distribution to save lives and end the crisis that has been brought on by the pandemic as quickly as possible.  By vaccinating people who are most likely to get COVID-19 first, we can keep more Coloradans safe.

According to Colorado.gov, the first phase of vaccines will go to the highest-risk health care workers and individuals this winter.  People who have direct contact with COVID-19 patients for 15 minutes or more over a 24 hour period and long-term care facility staff and residents.  Then moderate-risk health care workers and responders with less direct contact with COVID-19 patients, workers in home health, hospice and dental settings, EMS, firefighters, police, correctional workers, dispatchers, funeral services, other first responders, and COVID-19 response personnel.

The next 2 phases will happen in the spring and summer months, please check the Colorado Public Health website at https://covid19.colorado.gov/for-coloradans/vaccine/vaccine-for-coloradans