DENVER — The state health department launched a dashboard Friday for the public to track data on COVID-19 vaccinations in Colorado.
The data dashboard launched at 4 p.m. at covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).
It includes information about the current phase of COVID-19 vaccinations and how many doses have been administered daily. Similar to CDPHE's COVID-19 dashboard, it will be updated every day at 4 p.m.
On Friday, CDPHE reported that 12,123 vaccine doses have been administered in the state.
The CDPHE vaccine website also includes information on the state's distribution plan and answers some vaccine questions.
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"Throughout the pandemic, CDPHE has prioritized data transparency and provides some of the most robust data in the nation and will continue to do the same with vaccine distribution," according to a CDPHE press release.
The first shipment of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine arrived this week, though Colorado expects to receive 16,000 fewer doses than originally planned.
According to Gov. Jared Polis' office, the state had planned to get 56,550 doses, but due to changes in Operation Warp Speed (OWS), the allocation was lowered to 39,780 doses.
The FDA announced this week that the Pfizer vaccine bottles contained extra doses, though the extra doesn't make up for the lower number of bottles that Colorado will receive, Polis said on Friday.
A second vaccine manufactured by Moderna was expected to get final federal approval in the coming days. Colorado is expected to get about 95,600 doses in the first shipment of that vaccine.
The state plans to administer the COVID-19 vaccines in three phases. The winter phase began this week, with vaccinations for health care workers and staff at long-term care facilities.
Phase 2 in the spring will include high-risk individuals and essential workers, and Phase 3 in the summer will expand vaccinations to the general public.
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