According to state government regulations, starting from March 5th, people between the ages of 60 and 64 who have two or more chronic diseases will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine from stage 1B.3.
There will be approximately 1 million people at this stage, including people with two or more chronic diseases, people over 60, and frontline workers in grocery stores or agriculture.
The state’s list of health conditions that can qualify people for early vaccination includes:
- Cancer (Patients who are currently undergoing treatment or have received cancer treatment in the last month)
- Chronic kidney disease
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Diabetes (type 1 and type 2)
- Down syndrome
- Specific heart disease (heart failure, cardiomyopathy or coronary heart disease, and severe valve/congenital heart disease)
- Obesity (BMI of 30 or higher)
- Sickle cell anemia
- Solid organ transplant
- People with disabilities who need direct care at home
- Disabled people who prevent them from wearing masks
According to Governor Jared Polis, Colorado is expected to achieve its goal of vaccinating 70% of people over 70 years old by the 70th and reach K-12 schools by March 5th. A goal of three-quarters of student-oriented employees.