Colorado to expand eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations

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Posted at 1:53 PM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 15:53:16-05

DENVER (AP) — State officials in Colorado have said additional frontline workers and people with multiple chronic health conditions could become eligible for COVID-19 vaccines starting late next week.

The Denver Post reported Tuesday that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment confirmed the state is expecting to move into the next phase of its vaccination plan on or around March 5 but did not provide details on when everyone in the phase would be eligible.

The new phase will encompass frontline workers across multiple industries, including the U.S. Postal Service, grocery stores and public transportation.

It would also expand to people with two or more high-risk health conditions, including cancer, diabetes and Down syndrome.