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COLORADO, USA — Well being officers with the Colorado Division of Public Well being and Surroundings (CDPHE) will give an replace on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccine distribution on Monday.
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CDPHE State Epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy, CDPHE Chief Medical Officer Dr. Eric France and Brigadier Normal Scott Sherman will communicate in the course of the information convention scheduled to start at 10:45 a.m.
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RELATED: How Coloradans 65+ can get in line for the COVID-19 vaccine
Gov. Jared Polis (D-Colorado) introduced Coloradans age 65-69, in addition to educators, will begin to obtain the vaccine Feb. 8 throughout a briefing Friday on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is called Part 1B.2 and consists of an estimated 408,100 individuals.
The addition of individuals 65 and older falls inside present pointers from the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC).
A 16% improve in provide introduced by the Biden administration and the very fact they’ve vaccinated about 40% of the inhabitants over 70 allowed the state to open up distribution to others, in accordance with Polis. Walgreens and CVS additionally returned some unused vaccine doses to the state that had been designated for vaccinations at long run care amenities.
In complete as of now, the state will obtain 452,000 doses between Friday and March 1, however Sherman mentioned that quantity is a “conservative estimate” and will improve. With the additional provide, Polis mentioned they’re nonetheless on observe to vaccinate 70% of these over 70 by the top of February whereas growing eligibility to others.
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