Date: Friday, April 23, 2021
The Colorado Health Institute (CHI) has launched online vaccine equity maps that identify populations and communities disproportionally impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and track vaccination progress across the state. The data show that in many of the state’s more vulnerable areas, vaccination rates are far behind the state average. The data also show, promisingly, that in much of the San Luis Valley and in other communities with lower incomes, more than a third of adults have been vaccinated. The maps were created to support Colorado’s vaccine equity efforts, led by Immunize Colorado and the Colorado Vaccine Equity Taskforce. The data is also supporting Together We Protect, Colorado’s COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Fund, as it prioritizes funding for vaccine equity efforts across the state.