DENVER (CBS4) – Starting Monday, Coloradans who are between 65 and 69 years old will be added to the group of people qualified to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Colorado will move to Phase 1.B2 on Feb. 8.
Preschool through 12th grade teachers, education support and childcare staff also qualify starting Monday.READ MORE: Child Care Staff Included In Next Vaccine Phase
Gov. Jared Polis says the idea is to keep young children in school for in-person learning.READ MORE: Colorado Counties COVID Vaccine Distribution Information
“A 20 year old is able to safely learn from home by themselves in a way a 7 year old simply can’t, requiring the presence of a parent simply to do that,” said Polis.
He reminds Coloradans those who are 70 years and older still take priority, and the new groups will need to be patient.