Phase 1

Winter 2021

1A

Highest-risk health care workers and individuals:

  • 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.

1B.1

Coloradans age 70+, moderate-risk health care workers, first responders

  • 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. (can now schedule their COVID-19 vaccine)

1B.2

Coloradans age 65-69, PK-12 educators and child care workers in licensed child care programs, and state government:

  • Child care workers in licensed child care programs, teachers (full-time and substitutes), bus, food, counselors, administrative, safety, and other support services offered inside the school.
  • Members of the executive and judicial branches of state government (members of the legislative branch have already received access to the vaccine).
  • People age 65-69. (can now schedule their COVID-19 vaccine)


1B.3

Coloradans age 60 and older:

Frontline essential workers in grocery and agriculture:

The intent of this classification is to prioritize current workers who cannot maintain physical distance from others at their place of employment, who work in close contact with many people, especially indoors, and in places with poor ventilation including meatpacking workers; grocery store workers; and agricultural processing workers.

People 16-59 with 2 or more high risk conditions:

The intent of this classification is to vaccinate Coloradans who have a high risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19. This includes Coloradans with two or more of the following: Cancer (defined as patients who are currently receiving treatment or have received treatment within the last month for cancer), chronic kidney disease, COPD, diabetes mellitus (types 1 and 2), Down syndrome, specific heart conditions (heart failure, cardiomyopathies or coronary heart disease, and severe valvular/congenital heart disease), obesity (BMI ≥ 30kg/m^2), pregnancy, sickle cell disease, solid organ transplant, individuals with disabilities who require direct care in their home, and people with disabilities that prevent them from wearing masks.


1B.4

The intent of this classification is to prioritize workers who cannot maintain physical distance from others at their place of employment and who work in close contact with many people, especially indoors and in places with poor ventilation.

  • People age 50 and older
  • Student-facing higher education employees
  • Frontline essential workers in food/restaurant services
  • Frontline essential workers in manufacturing
  • Frontline essential workers for the US postal service
  • Frontline essential workers in public transit and specialized transportation
  • Frontline essential workers in public health
  • Frontline essential human service workers
  • Faith leaders
  • Frontline essential direct care providers for Coloradans experiencing homelessness
  • Frontline essential journalists
  • Continuity of local government
  • Continuation of operations for state government
  • Adults who received a placebo during a COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial
  • People 16-49 with one of the high risk conditions listed on the website

Phase 2

Spring / Summer 2021

General Public:

  • The intent of this classification is to vaccinate any Coloradans who were not included in earlier phases because they have lower risk of exposure or are less likely to have severe outcomes from COVID-19. May be further segmented by age if needed.

SCHEDULE YOUR COVID-19 VACCINE