Voces Unidas is at the forefront of advocating for our community with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Governor's office. We attended recent COVID-19 briefings and will share the information with our community as we receive it.
In the meeting the Governor's office shared positive news that many Latinos/as are ready to get the vaccine and bring an end to this virus.
The state research shows that half of Latinos/as in Colorado are comfortable with receiving a COVID 19 vaccine. In fact, 67% of Hispanic men and 51% of Hispanic women would be willing to take the vaccine today. Taking this vaccine will save lives. You can protect our most vulnerable by taking responsibility, following the health guidelines, and when available taking the vaccine.
Voces Unidas will be working with the Governor's office to ensure our community has access to the vaccine making it convenient to receive and free or a minimal cost.
Last week, Governor Polis and the Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) issued initial information about the vaccine for COVID-19 and when Coloradans can expect to receive the vaccination.
The phases of vaccine distribution have already begun. Eagle county received their vaccinations today. Pitkin county will receive a shipment of vaccinations within a few days. Garfield county healthcare workers will receive their vaccinations later this week.
Winter/ Phase 1:
Healthcare and emergency care workers.
Nursing homes and rehabilitation centers; staff and patients.
Spring/ Phase 2:
Senior Citizens 65+
Chronically ill patients
Grocery store workers
Teachers and staff at local schools
Meat-packing workers and farmers
Summer/ Phase 3: