Plan Ahead: COVID-19 Vaccine for 70+ Coloradans

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX)- Colorado is moving into Phase 1B of vaccine rollout, which includes the rest of the health care community, other first responders and essential workers, and anyone older than 70 years old.

In a Wednesday news conference, Governor Jared Polis says nearly 80 percent of all COVID-19 deaths in the state are people 70 and older.

“The more quickly we can get people 70 and up vaccinated, the more lives we can save,” Polis said. The governor added there are more than 560,000 people age 70+ who can get the vaccine in Phase 1B.

In Mesa County, if you’re older than 70 or in another group under Phase 1B, to set up a vaccination appointment with the public health department, fill out this vaccine interest form. You enter your name, birth date, and contact information then you will be contacted in the coming weeks as Mesa County ramps up its vaccine effort.

If you don’t have internet access, you can call Mesa County Public Health’s COVID-19 hotline at (970)683-2300 to get on the contact list for a vaccine. All vaccinations through Mesa County Public health are by appointment only at this time.

If you don’t live in Mesa County, contact you health care provider or local public health department to see how and when you can get a vaccine.

More on Colorado’s vaccine rollout, and what phase you may fall under can be viewed here.

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