Colorado plans to start offering the coronavirus vaccine to residents ages 65 to 69 and all pre-school and K-12 teachers on Feb. 8, Gov. Jared Polis announced Friday.
Polis said it will take about three weeks to administer the vaccine to all educators who want it.
It will also be offered to child-care workers, school bus drivers and other school staff who work directly with children.
Polis said the decision was made to prioritize teachers because they are “foundational to our society to function, for workplace equity, for the sanity of families with kids.”