As Coloradans 16 or older became eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, the state launched its first mobile vaccination clinics.

The buses will eventually travel to every corner of the state. 

The two mobile clinics kicked off their tours in Avondale, outside of Pueblo, and Eaton, near Greeley. 

The mobile clinics will begin their routes in southeastern and northeastern portions of the state with stops in Ordway, La Junta, Las Animas, Lamar, Fort Morgan, Sterling and Yuma.

"These buses are an important piece of our larger strategy, and will complement our other vaccine distribution efforts, such as our six community vaccination sites, by going directly into communities that may not otherwise have easy access to the vaccines or medical care," said Gov. Jared Polis in a news release.

The buses will administer 250 of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines per day and will eventually expand to 500 per day, according to the news release.

Additional routes in northwest and southwest Colorado will be announced at a later date, according to the release.

To date, more than 1.6 million Coloradans have received their first vaccination, while over 1 million are fully vaccinated, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

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