The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has developed a phased approach to distributing the vaccine to Coloradans. Below are the phases for distribution:
People who have direct contact with
COVID-19 patients for 15 minutes or more
over a 24-hour period.
Long-term care facility staff and residents.
Coloradans age 70+, moderate-risk health
care workers, first responders, frontline
essential workers, and continuity of state
Health care workers with less direct contact with COVID-19 patients (e.g. home health, hospice, pharmacy, dental, etc.) and EMS.
Firefighters, police, COVID-19 response personnel, correctional workers, and funeral services.
People age 70 and older.
Frontline essential workers in education, food and agriculture, manufacturing, U.S.postal service, public transit and specialized transportation staff, grocery, public health, frontline essential human service workers, and direct care providers for Coloradans experiencing homelessness.
Essential officials from executive, legislative and judicial branches of state government.
Essential frontline journalists.
Higher-risk individuals and other essential workers:
People age 60-69.
People age 16-59 with obesity, diabetes, chronic lung disease, significant heart disease, chronic kidney disease, cancer, or are immunocompromised.
Other essential workers and continuity of local government.
Adults who received a placebo during a COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial.
The general public: