Vaccine Updates – Jeffco BoE Jan 7, 2020

The Jeffco School Board was provided an overview/update of state guidelines for vaccinations by Julie Wilken, Jeffco Schools Director of Health Services.  While you may have already seen the information on the slides with the updated timeline for groups now included in 1A/1B of Phase 1 and Phase 2, etc., it helps tremendously to hear Ms. Wilken present this additional information not necessarily included on those slides.

Some interesting points Ms. Wilken provides:

Before frontline education workers (including school staff), the state needs to complete the vaccination of residents age 70+

  • In Jeffco alone, we have 57,000 residents who are 70+ in age
  • The age group of 70+ represents 78% of all COVID deaths in Colorado

Just as an FYI,  a breakdown of the Estimated Number of Coloradans in the 1B Category totalling 1,315,000:

125,000 Moderate risk, health care workers, & EMS responders

562,000 All people age 70+ (not including 14,000 in skilled nursing centers)

628,000 Frontline essential workers


To see/hear Ms. Wilken’s presentation to the Board, please go to 2:30 on the video streaming