Colorado expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to general public ages 16 and up

Written by: Erica Manoatl
Date Posted: April 2, 2021

Earlier this week, Governor Polis announced that beginning Friday, April 2, all Coloradans ages 16 and up will be eligible to receive any of the available COVID-19 vaccines. Information about the locations of community providers administering vaccines and mass vaccination sites can be found on the state’s COVID-19 website. Vaccine supply in Colorado remains limited, so while eligibility has expanded to the general public, the ability to access the vaccine by appointment will likely take weeks for many. Providers have been encouraged by the Governor to continue to prioritize individuals who are in higher priority groups but have not yet been vaccinated (those in phases 1A, 1B.1, 1B.2, 1B.3 and 1B.4).

Vaccine access for all, especially communities that have been historically underserved, is essential to achieving health equity. You can learn more about the vaccines currently available in multiple languages from the state website, as well as from the Colorado Vaccine Equity Taskforce and from our partners at Immunize Colorado.

Erica Manoatl

About Erica Manoatl

Erica Manoatl is the Research Analyst for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. In this role, she supports the organization’s research priorities, data analysis, and writing in all issue areas. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from George Washington University and a Master of Public Health in Population and Family Health from Columbia University.