DENVER (KDVR) — A new phase of vaccine distribution in Colorado is set to begin tomorrow, and many Coloradans have concerns about how equitable the process has been and what action is being taken moving forward.
Phase 1.b.4 includes all Coloradans over the age of 50, as well as an adult with one comorbidity, frontline workers in restaurants and other fields and expanded access for people involved in state and local government.
Officials say this is crucial considering the COVID-19 variants that have worked into the Colorado population. The B1.1.7 variant now accounts for the 8% of Colorado’s infections, while 22% of COVID-19 infections are of the so-called “California variant.”
Today, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment held a news conference providing an update on the virus’ spread and vaccination efforts. CDPHE Chief Medical Officer Eric France, UCC Vaccine Joint Task Force Brigadier General Scott Sherman, and CDPHE State Public Health Laboratory Director Dr. Emily Travanty spoke and took questions.
You can watch a full replay of the news conference above.