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Colorado moving into next phase for COVID-19 vaccine

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Published: Feb. 26, 2021 at 1:24 PM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Governor Polis is moving the state into the next phases when it comes to those who are able to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

On March 5, the state will move into Phase 1B.3. That includes people 60 and older, 16-59 with two pre-existing conditions that make you more susceptible to the virus, grocery store workers and agriculture workers. That group includes around 958,000 people.

The State Health Department also has a tentative date for the start of phase 1B.4. They would like to start on March 21, but it could happen sooner or later. This is the largest group yet, with an estimated 2.5 million people. Here is the list of people who become eligible:

- 50 and older

- Higher education faculty and staff who interact with students

- Restaurant employees

- Manufacturing workers

- Postal service workers

- Public transportation workers like bus drivers

- Faith leaders

- Providers for the homeless

- Journalists

- Government workers

- Adults who received the placebo during COVID vaccine trial

- 16-49 with one pre-existing conditions that make higher COVID-19 risk

You can watch the press conference here:

Gov. Polis Provides COVID-19 Update (February 26)

VACCINE UPDATE: I’m with Brigadier General Scott Sherman and CDPHE Incident Commander Scott Bookman talking about our move to Phase 1B.3 beginning March 5. That includes agriculture workers, grocery workers, Coloradans 60 and older, and Coloradans 16-59 with two or more high-risk conditions.

Posted by Governor Jared Polis on Friday, February 26, 2021

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