Polis Promises Vaccines Open To Every Adult By Mid-April

Denver7’s Ryan Osborne reports on the heels of President Joe Biden announcement yesterday that all American adults will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine by May 1, Colorado’s Gov. Jared Polis plans to beat that goal of eligibility to all adults by a couple of weeks at least:

Gov. Jared Polis on Friday said he expects all adult Coloradans to be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by mid-April, aiming for a sooner target date than the national goal of May 1 that was announced by President Joe Biden this week.

Colorado is also moving up the eligibility date for phase 1.B4 by two days to March 19. At that point, half of the state population will be eligible to receive the vaccine. Phase 1.B4 includes all 50-and-older Coloradans, plus essential workers such as restaurant employees. In total, 2,505,310 people will be eligible in 1.B4…

Colorado is receiving about 200,000 doses of the vaccine per week, a total comprised of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine. The state is also receiving smaller shipments of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine and expects up to 84,500 doses in the week of April 4.

It’s big news for everyone who wants to get back to that thing they call normal, or more accurately the “new normal,” and though we can’t tell you exactly what it’s going to look like we’re all very excited to get there.

Good news is good, folks. Let the novelty of it tickle you.

2 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. JohnInDenver says:

    I'm less interested in "eligibility" than I am having people get jabbed. 

    No doubt there will be some eligible who don't want the inoculation.  And unfortunately, there are some eligible, who want the inoculation but for some medical reason cannot get it just yet.  But I'm hoping there will be 80% or more with the jab(s) by the middle of June, allowing a pretty good "herd immunity" for 4th of July celebrations. 

    Ability to get back on a "usual" school schedule, a chance to have crowds on the off-chance that the Rockies are  in contention, active restaurants, actors and bands entertaining nearly full audience venues, normal schedules for the zoo, gardens and museums.  All possible with heroic efforts by health care professionals who develop and deliver protection for us all.

  2. Diogenesdemar says:

    I’m less interested in “eligibility” than I am having people get jabbed. 

    Maybe if they offered little red “MAGA”  bandaids with every vaccination??? . . .

    You can’t fix stupid — but, if you try sometimes, you just might find you can take advantage of it . . .
    [With apologies to, oh, just about the entire world]

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