Colorado Moving to COVID Vaccine Phase 2 Friday — Even Though Phase 1 Isn’t Done
Governor Polis is announcing that Phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout will start Friday, April 2, even though much of Phase 1 isn't vaccinated yet, or even scheduled to be vaccinated.
According to 9NEWS, Colorado is moving to Phase 2 in just a few days, and the response is, well, not so enthusiastic. For anyone in Phase 1B.4 (people over 50, more essential workers), you know how difficult it is to get an appointment. If you don't know, I will tell you: it's like, impossible.
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Right now, Colorado has six mass vaccination sites, and they haven't exactly been running smoothly. Some reported three-hour waits at Dick's Sporting Goods Park over the weekend. Larimer County also has a mass vaccination site at The Ranch, but good luck getting an appointment there, too.
As of Friday, March 26, nearly one million (close to one fifth) of Coloradans had been fully vaccinated, according to Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. 1.5 million had at least gotten the first dose of the two-dose vaccines. Colorado's positivity rate slightly increased, at 3.88 percent.
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