11% of Colorado children ages 12-15 have received first COVID shot

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DENVER — Gov. Jared Polis held a press conference Thursday to update Coloradans on the state’s coronavirus response.

Polis said about 11% of Colorado children between the ages of 12 and 15 have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine was approved for use in this age group last week.

Polis also said 44% of Coloradans 16 to 29 and 66% of Coloradans 30 and older have received one dose. Overall, 57% of eligible Coloradans have received one dose. 

Joining Polis for the update were:

  • Dr. Eric France, Chief Medical Officer, CDPHE
  • Dr. Rachel Herlihy, State Epidemiologist, CDPHE
  • Dr. Suchitra Rao, Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado

Herlihy provided updated coronavirus case numbers by age group, and France and Rao answered frequently asked questions about the vaccine.

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