Governor Jared Polis announced starting Friday, April 2nd, all individuals age 16 and over will be eligible for a vaccine, thus ending the phased rollout. Now all individuals 18 and older will be eligible to receive the Moderna vaccine and those 16 and older can receive the Pfizer vaccine. Learn more about getting a vaccine on our Get Vaccinated page.
According to CDPHE, by the beginning of March, more than 70% of Coloradans 70 and older had received at least one dose. As of March 27, nearly 1 million Coloradans, including 80% of residents 70 and over had been fully vaccinated, and over 1.5 million residents had received their first dose. Due to the state’s dynamic distribution infrastructure, which includes over a thousand vaccine providers, a half-dozen large-scale Community Vaccination Sites, more equity clinics every day, and more vaccines coming in, Colorado anticipates that everyone will have access to a vaccine before the end of May.
All currently approved vaccinations have proven effective at stopping people from getting really sick or dying from COVID-19. The CDC is strongly encouraging people to get vaccinated with whatever vaccine is available.
Find local locations giving vaccines to the public with our vaccination provider resources (note: No location is guaranteed to have available appointments. Please contact locations directly for information about their current status) and the Colorado Where Can I Get Vaccinated page to find vaccination locations across the state. State community vaccination sites are more likely to have available appointments. Consider Pitkin County’s closest state community vaccination site located at the Grand Junction Convention Center.