Mar 1, 2021Colorado ag workers to be included in next round of COVID vaccine distribution
On Feb. 26, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, Brigadier General Scott Sherman and Scott Bookman, Incident Commander with the Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment announced that the state will enter Phase 1B.3 of vaccine distribution beginning Friday, March 5.
Phase 1B.3 includes Colorado’s frontline essential workers in food and agriculture — approximately 220,000 individuals statewide. The phase will continue over many weeks and will be dependent on variables including vaccine supply and local county health procedures.
The Governor’s Office, Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), California Department of Agriculture (CDA) and the Colorado Vaccine Equity Outreach Team are working in close partnership to ensure the successful vaccination of Colorado’s food and ag workers.
- Eligible businesses/entities representing frontline essential workers who need assistance connecting with a COVID-19 vaccine provider or making a COVID-19 vaccination plan for their employees or members can get help by completing this form.
- This presentation was included, with information on vaccine supply estimations, vaccination sites, procedures and more.
- While vaccination is voluntary, COVID-19 vaccines have been proven to be safe, highly effective and the key to helping our industry and the world to recover from the pandemic. In addition:
- The vaccine is free. If an individual is asked to provide financial information it is a scam.
- Insurance status will not be used to deny or deprioritize any patient from getting the vaccine.
- Providers may ask, but they cannot require an individual to provide state-issued or other government-issued ID as a condition to receiving the vaccine.
- This CDC Employer Vaccination Toolkit for essential workers can help communicate with your employees about the vaccine.
- A large number of vaccine-related FAQs are answered here.
- For the most up-to-date and comprehensive vaccine information, visit the Colorado COVID-19 Vaccine website, or call 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926).
Nearly a month ago, Gob. Polis announced that the state would begin vaccinating Coloradans in Phase 1B.3 starting in March. Given what the state knows about the vaccine supply, we will be moving forward with these vaccinations in a phased approach that maximizes the doses available and provides access to those who continue to be at risk.
Starting March 5, 2021, Phase 1B.3 will include:
- People age 60 and older
- Frontline essential workers in grocery and agriculture
- People 16-59 with 2 or more high risk conditions