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All Coloradans will have access to coronavirus vaccine by mid-April, governor says

The next vaccine distribution phase, Phase 1b.4, will begin March 19 includes anyone 50 and up, restaurant workers and many other essential workers

People line up outside the Steamboat Christian Center on March 6, waiting for a chance to get the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at Routt County Public Health's first mass vaccination clinic for those 60 and older. Gov. Jared Polis announced all Coloradans will be eligible for the vaccine by mid-April. (Photo by John F. Russell)

Gov. Jared Polis said Friday that Colorado will move into its next phase of coronavirus vaccine distribution on March 19 — two days ahead of schedule — and that he expects the general public will have access to inoculations by mid-April.

The next phase, Phase 1b.4, includes anyone 50 and older, restaurant workers and many essential workers, like student-facing higher education employees, front-line journalists and manufacturing workers. There are an estimated 2.5 million people in the group.

Polis made the announcement at a news conference at the governor’s mansion in downtown Denver.



The news comes a day after President Joe Biden said Thursday night that all Americans will have access to a coronavirus vaccine by May 1. Polis said he believes the state will be able to beat that goal.

Read the full story at The Colorado Sun.



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