CDPHE Releases Vaccine Survey Findings!

CDPHE Releases Vaccine Survey Findings!

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has released an updated vaccine survey. Previous data from a similar survey in September, the CDPHE identified a significant shift in Coloradans’ views of the COVID-19 vaccines.

According to a press release, the survey’s key highlights include a significant shift in the percent of Coloradans interested in getting vaccinated when one is available, with 88% of Coloradans now indicating they would possibly be vaccinated, up from 66% in September:

• In September, 32% of respondents said they intended to get vaccinated as soon as they could. Now, 62% of Coloradans have either already gotten vaccinated (27%), or intend to get vaccinated “as soon as [they] can (35%).”
• In September, 34% of respondents said they would “wait and see” how well the vaccines worked. Today, only 18% say they want to “wait and see.”
• In September, 34% of respondents said they would “not get vaccinated.” Now, 8% would “get it, but only if required,” while 12% would “definitely not get it,” including those who are medically unable to do so.

Dr. Sharon Grundy

“Getting a vaccine is a deeply personal decision. I encourage everybody to take some time to educate themselves by speaking to their doctor, reading science-based literature and talking with other professionals about why this is the right time to get a vaccine,” said Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sharon Grundy.

Dr. Grundy encourages all to evaluate four things when considering their informed decision to get a COVID-19 vaccine:

1. What is your personal risk of severe infection if getting COVID-19?
2. What is your risk of giving COVID-19 to somebody that you live with, work with or associate with who might be at high risk?
3. What’s your risk threshold for getting a new type of a vaccine versus getting COVID-19?
4. Consider your community and how you want to participate in strengthening your community from the approaching summer through next winter.

Eligible residents interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine should register with Public Health by visiting for English or for Spanish. Both Moderna and Johnson and Johnson are being distributed within the county as supplies allow. Vaccines can also be found regionally at especially for those 16 and 17 years of age who are eligible for Pfizer. Please remember, second doses must be received at the same location as the first dose.

Public Health has confirmed three new positive cases of COVID-19 from test results received from March 23 through 26. Of these cases, two are confirmed as residents and all actively contagious cases are currently in isolation. As of release time today, there have been 847 total COVID cases among residents to date with 2 active cases. To learn more about the county’s current COVID-19 metrics, please visit the County COVID-19 dashboard.

• 63-year-old resident, household
• 16-year-old nonresident
• 10-year-old resident, asymptomatic, household

Five Commitments of Containment:

• Wear a mask
• Maintain six feet of physical distance
• Minimize group size
• Wash hands frequently
• Stay home when sick and get tested

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