Colorado ahead of President Joe Biden’s aspirational goal of vaccinating 70% of Americans aged 18 & up by Independence Day
DENVER – Governor Jared Polis announced today that 70.04% of Colorado adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and the state has met President Joe Biden’s aspirational goal of vaccinating 70% of Americans aged 18 and up by July 4th.
“I am excited that our state has reached the goal of 70% of adults with at least their first vaccination by Independence Day. 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,” said Governor Polis. “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.”
To date, 3,154,395 Coloradans 18 and older and 3,344,512 total Coloradans have been immunized with one dose. 2,957,758 Coloradans are fully immunized. Everyone 12 years of age and older is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Find out where to get vaccinated by visiting https://covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine/where-you-can-get-vaccinated.
While the United States as a whole has not achieved the goal and stands at 67% of adults with their first dose, Colorado is proud to be among the handful of states to make great progress in defeating the deadly virus and achieve President Biden’s goal.