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Colorado hits the 70% mark for COVID-19 vaccinations

Kieran Nicholson
The Denver Post

Coloradans reached a milestone during the holiday weekend — 70% of adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

More than 3.2 million people in the state are at least partially inoculated against the coronavirus, with 2.95 million fully immunized, according to state data.

The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment announced Saturday that seven out of 10 adults have been vaccinated.



Gov. Jared Polis put the number of adults vaccinated at 70.4%, congratulating Coloradans for meeting President Joe Biden’s aspirational goal of vaccinating 70% of Americans age 18 and up by July Fourth.

“This is an exciting milestone for the people of our state, it is a testament to our resilience and united commitment in the fight against this deadly virus. The vaccine is a safe and effective way to protect ourselves and enjoy the life we love in Colorado,” Polis said in a news release. “Our country has a simple tool to stop the loss in the form of a safe, highly effective and free vaccine. So get your vaccine to safeguard yourself and your family.”



For information on where to get a vaccine here.

To date, 3,154,395 Coloradans 18 and older, and 3,344,512 total Coloradans have been immunized with one dose, according to the governor’s office. Fully immunized Coloradans number 2,957,758. Everyone 12 and older can get a COVID-19 vaccination. Colorado is ahead of the national inoculation rate, which sits at 67%.


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