State health leaders appeal to Congress for more vaccines, better communication, increased funding

Colorado’s Jill Hunsaker Ryan cites underfunding of public-health systems

Being extra cautious Joan Beer made a protective barrier out of cardboard before getting her COVID-19 vaccination shot by nurse Cindy Larson, left, during the mass vaccination event in the parking lots of Coors Field on Jan. 31, 2021. in Denver. UCHealth organized the large-scale COVID-19 vaccination event. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post, pool)