'We need to knock down barriers': State outlines equitable vaccine distribution plan

Article CAIRCO note: 
From article: The state hammered home that the vaccine is free for everyone and is available regardless of a person's immigration status-
Article author: 
Allison Sylte
Article publisher: 
9 News
Article date: 
January 22, 2021
Article category: 
Colorado News
Medium
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Gov. Jared Polis (D-Colorado) and other state leaders outlined their plan Friday to make sure that the COVID-19 vaccine is distributed equitably across the state population.

The state hammered home that the vaccine is free for everyone and is available regardless of a person's immigration status...

"That's important, because we need to knock down barriers you get community immunity when 70% is vaccinated," said Jill Hunsaker Ryan, the executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)...


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COVID-19 Vaccine frequently asked questions [Colorado] - You do not need to be a U.S. citizen, and you will not need to prove lawful presence to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado. Further, public health will never share your information for any immigration or law enforcement purposes.