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Colorado's state epidemiologist on the spread of COVID-19 one year after vaccine availability

Virus Outbreak-Omicron Pfizer
Steven Senne
Dr. Manjul Shukla transfers Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe, Dec. 2, 2021, at a mobile vaccination clinic in Worcester, Mass.

Vaccines first became available in Colorado nearly one year ago, on Dec. 14, 2020. In the year since, despite millions of Coloradans getting vaccinated, the virus and its variants are still spreading.

For an update on how things have changed in the last year — and how they haven’t — we spoke with Dr. Rachel Herlihy, the state epidemiologist with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

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