Governor Polis Announces 12 Counties in Colorado Surpass 70% Vaccination Rate


DENVER –  Governor Polis announced that 12 of Colorado’s counties have passed President Joe Biden’s goal to have 70% of the eligible population vaccinated with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Independence Day, July 4. This includes Denver County, the state’s most populous county.

“I’m thrilled to see that Colorado counties are making great strides towards reaching our vaccination goals to end the pandemic, and that twelve Colorado counties have successfully reached President Biden’s goal three weeks ahead of schedule. I congratulate the counties who have reached this critical milestone and all of the individuals and community members who made this moment possible, and encourage the rest of our state to catch up,” said Governor Polis. “It’s easy, free, quick and safe to receive this lifesaving vaccine and I know we’re all eager to power the Colorado comeback by protecting ourselves and those we love.”

To date, 3,102,816 Coloradans have been immunized with one dose and 2,698,515 people have been 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

The percentage breakdown for southeastern Colorado counties where persons have received at least one vaccination according to the Covid website:

Las Animas County        57.1
Otero County                   44
Baca County                     38.3
Prowers County               37.6
Kiowa County                  36.2
Kit Carson County          35
Bent County                     20
Crowley County              18.1


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