Colorado hits huge milestone: 2 million fully vaccinated against COVID-19

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Published: May. 6, 2021 at 12:56 PM MDT
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DENVER (KKTV) - Colorado has had notched a big victory in the war against COVID-19.

As of Thursday, more than 2 million Coloradans are fully vaccinated against the virus!

“I want to congratulate every Coloradan who has received their vaccine. Not only are you protecting yourself, but you’re powering the Colorado comeback and energizing our economy,” said Gov. Jared Polis. “And for everyone who is still unvaccinated, I want you to know that getting the vaccine is free, quick and easy. Make a plan today, and take the first step toward ending this pandemic and protecting your family. Vaccinated Coloradans are experiencing the joy of safely seeing their grandparents again, or finally getting together with friends for dinner without the fear or guilt of endangering their lives. There are even brighter days ahead Colorado, and this life-saving vaccine is going to get us there.”

People are considered fully vaccinated 15 days after their second Pfizer/Moderna shot or 15 days after the single Johnson & Johnson shot.

When including those who have received at least one dose, the number rises to nearly 2.7 million Coloradans.

But the war is not over -- more must be vaccinated to help end the pandemic. In all, 4.7 million in Colorado are eligible to receive the vaccine (16 and older).

There are many locations statewide offering the vaccine, including six community sites that can accept thousands of patients daily. The state has created an interactive map, updated every Wednesday with locations that have received vaccine shipments within the last two weeks.

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