Colorado has received no new concrete information on the size of its incoming vaccine shipments, Gov. Jared Polis said Wednesday, but the state is moving toward its end-of-February goal of vaccinating the bulk of its oldest residents.
Various state officials have said in recent weeks that March could bring a sizable increase to Colorado's vaccine allotment.
But Polis said Wednesday that officials here "still have limited visibility" into the federal flow of vaccines.
The governor has repeatedly expressed his excitement with President Joe Biden's approach; Biden has repeatedly discussed increasing inoculations to the states and recently announced an order of 200 million more doses.
The president has also said that vaccines will be available to every American who wants one by the end of July.
For now, the state is focusing heavily on two priority groups: those older than 69 years old and its educational workforce.
Polis again said he was hopeful that the final number would be well over 70%.
Beginning last week and stretching into next week, the state is aiming to vaccinate one-third of its educators each week. Polis said he expected there would be "stragglers" beyond that timeline, but he reiterated his confidence that the vaccine could be successfully distributed to every educator who wants it by the end of the month.
The state will make its next foray into a specific group in early March, when it targets essential workers.