Appointment No Longer Required at Denver’s Community Vaccination Sites

Published on April 30, 2021

Appointment No Longer Required at Denver’s Community Vaccination Sites 

Beginning today, Denver residents are no longer required to schedule an appointment at any of the City and County of Denver’s five fixed community vaccine sites. All residents ages 16 years and older can get vaccinated at any of the city’s community sites regardless of their zip code or residency status, though 16 and 17-year-olds need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian and go to a location administering Pfizer doses. While days and times vary based on location, free vaccines are available nearly every day of the week at one or more of Denver’s community sites.  

Nearly one-third of Denver’s population is now fully immunized and more than 50 percent of Denverites have received one vaccine dose, but the city continues to expand access to the COVID-19 vaccine for communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Only 19% of Denver’s eligible Hispanic/Latinx population has been immunized and the city hopes to expand this number by increasing vaccine access at the community level. Denver joins Ball Arena, a state-operated site, in making this change. Between Ball Arena and Denver’s community sites, there are now several easily accessible vaccine options for residents in central, northeast, southwest, and west Denver.  

Community resources such as vaccine fact sheets, guides to debunking vaccine myths and more are available on the city’s COVID-19 community outreach page. Information on where and how to sign up to receive a vaccine is available on the city’s vaccine website.

Walk-Up Community Vaccine Sites: April 30 – May 2  
Walk-up vaccines are available at the following locations, during specified times, this Friday through Sunday. With a warm spring weekend ahead, residents are strongly urged to get out and get their shots now. 

  • Friday, April 30:

Montbello High School, 14274 East 51st Ave., 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm  

  • Saturday, May 1:  

Montbello High School, 14274 East 51st Ave., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm  

Martin Luther King, Jr. Rec Center, 3880 Newport St., 9:00 am – 4:00 pm  

  • Sunday, May 2:

Montbello High School, 14274 East 51st Ave., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Barnum Recreation Center, 360 Hooker St., 11:00 am – 6:00 pm  

Walk-Up Community Vaccination Sites – All Other Times  

Site hours vary by location – residents should call 720-865-3005 for times and dates of operation at each site. Pre-registration is encouraged when possible, but not required. For more information on how to get vaccinated visit  

  • Montbello High School, 14274 East 51st Ave.  
  • Barnum Recreation Center, 360 Hooker St.  
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Rec Center, 3880 Newport St. 
  • Swansea Recreation Center, 2650 E 49th Ave.   John F. Kennedy High School, 2855 S. Lamar St. 

At-Home Vaccinations 

Denver also continues to offer at-home vaccination for individuals who are required to stay at home for health and safety reasons. Sign up by calling 720-865-3005 and press Option 6 for at-home vaccination. This service is available in English and Spanish, as well as other languages through a phone interpreter. This service is also available for one primary caregiver at the same address. The primary caregiver does not need to present any credentials or certification. 

Mayor Announces Denver’s Strategy for Economic Recovery

This week Mayor Hancock announced plans for getting Denver’s economy moving again, prioritizing equity, with a focus on the workers and businesses that will be foundational to success in the wake of this pandemic. The mayor’s strategies for economic recovery will address three top priorities to drive Denver’s recovery forward: our economy, our unhoused and unsheltered neighbors, and our overall safety as a community. In the coming months, the Mayor will send a proposal to City Council for a $400 million bond package for referral to the November ballot. This package would invest in infrastructure projects that will create thousands of jobs; accelerate and reinvest in already approved capital projects impacted by the pandemic; support Denver neighborhoods, communities and families; and help our local businesses regain the ground they lost due to COVID-19. Learn more. 

Denver County Current Status:  

*Numbers represent current data and are subject to change.  

Current public health orders and capacity restrictions for Level Blue  

Denver one-week cumulative incidence rate (7-day moving average)  

  • Friday, Apr. 23: 178.1 average of new daily cases per 100,000 population  
  • Saturday, Apr. 24: 172.2  
  • Sunday, Apr. 25: 174.2  
  • Monday, Apr. 26: 171.1  
  • Tuesday, Apr. 27: 170.9  
  • Wednesday, Apr. 28: 159.0  
  • Thursday, Apr. 29: 132.8 

One-week average positivity rate  

  • Friday, Apr. 23: 4.3%  
  • Saturday, Apr. 24: 4.2%  
  • Sunday, Apr. 25: 4.3%  
  • Monday, Apr. 26: 4.4%  
  • Tuesday, Apr. 27: 4.2%  
  • Wednesday, Apr. 28: 4.2%     
  • Thursday, Apr. 29: 4.2%     


Persons hospitalized with COVID-19 Denver County: 70.4 (7-day average) 

Cumulative Denver positive cases: 69,760  

Cumulative Denver deaths from COVID-19: 543  

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