Video: Polis’ Update On Colorado’s Coronavirus Response, Over 70 Vaccination Plan

January 12, 2021

Update 3:41 p.m.

Gove. Jared Polis said he plans to add Coloradans aged 65-69 to the priority list for a COVID-19 vaccination. In December, the governor added those 70 years old and up to the first phase of the state’s vaccination plan.

The governor said he'd include those 65 and older in a couple of weeks.

The governor also said the number of hospitals and health clinics offering the vaccine is expanding. He said people affiliated with a hospital system will be contacted for the vaccine or can sign up. And some hospital systems — like UCHealth — are taking appointments from people who aren't connected to a hospital

This week, Denver Public Schools restarted in-person learning for younger students — though some still remain nervous about coronavirus transmission. Last week, the man in charge of overseeing the distribution of vaccines in Colorado told us he expected the rollout to speed up now that the holidays have passed.

Editor's Note: A limited number of CPR News journalists have started to receive vaccinations according to the state's prioritization of essential frontline workers.