Governor Polis announced an update to the Covid-19 vaccine prioritization list. The main updates are:
- Phase 1B will now be known as Phase 1B1, which is where we are right now. This phase includes Coloradans 70 and older, as well as moderate risk health care workers and first responders.
- Phase 1B2 includes Coloradans ages 65-69, as well as PreK-12 educators and child care workers in licensed programs. They will be able to start getting vaccinated on February 8.
- Phase 1B3 includes frontline essential workers and Coloradans ages 16-64 with two or more high-risk conditions. They will be able to start getting vaccinated in early March, estimated by March 5th.
This announcement is in preparation for supplies to increase, however they remain limited at the current time. We are working through a waitlist of more than 15,000 individuals 70 years and older and they will continue to be our priority.
Over the next several days we will amend our interest form to include these additional phases, which are eligible beginning February 8th. We will offer limited appointments to educators in the coming weeks and we’ll expand as vaccine supply becomes more widely available.
Anyone looking for more information can visit health.mesacounty.us/covid/vaccine or call 970-248-6900. The state has also set up a vaccine hotline for sign up and eligibility questions 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926).