Vaccination

The State of Colorado is currently overseeing all distribution of all available FDA-approved vaccine doses and sets the priority for allocation and distribution. The City and County of Denver is committed to a fair and organized response to support residents receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Denver’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan is a three-point strategy:

  • Supporting community healthcare providers
  • Filling gaps in the healthcare system with reliable community vaccinations sites
  • Using teams to get the vaccine to community members who may not be able to get to a site 

Until the vaccine is widely available, we should all continue to wear a mask in public, maintain at least six feet of distance from others, avoid gatherings, wash hands often, and stay home when we are sick.

Vaccination Appointments and Waitlists

Online

Colorado COVID-19 Vaccine Website

Vaccine supplies are currently very limited in Denver and are being distributed according to the State of Colorado’s phased distribution plan. If you are eligible for the vaccine, see below for how to sign up for an appointment or to be placed on a waitlist to receive it at one of Denver’s local healthcare providers. You can sign up to receive the vaccine at any provider, regardless of insurance. If you are a current or recent patient of a Denver healthcare provider, they may be reaching out to you proactively to schedule an appointment. 

The City and County of Denver is following the guidance outlined by the State of Colorado for vaccine eligibility. Residents age 65+, healthcare workers, pre-K-12 educators and student-facing staff, child care providers, some state employees, and frontline essential workers are eligible for the vaccine. Visit the Colorado COVID-19 Vaccine Website for details.

If you are eligible for the vaccine

Colorado COVID-19 Vaccination Spotter
a tool to help you track down COVID-19 vaccine appointment openings at Colorado pharmacies

Many hospital systems and pharmacies in Colorado are now working to schedule vaccine appointments for those eligible. The rate at which hospitals are able to vaccinate depends on the federal supply of vaccine. Qualified Denver residents are encouraged to contact any of the healthcare providers or pharmacies below to either schedule an appointment or be added to the waitlist.

Whenever possible, please use online tools, and keep phone lines accessible for those without internet access.

Phone

Have Questions or Need Help?
Call Colorado's COVID-19 Vaccine hotline: 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926)
Hours: Monday–Friday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Weekends 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
After Feb 1: 24 hours a day

Vaccine supplies are currently very limited in Denver and are being distributed according to the State of Colorado’s phased distribution plan. If you are eligible for the vaccine, see below for how to sign up for an appointment or to be placed on a waitlist to receive it at one of Denver’s local healthcare providers. You can sign up to receive the vaccine at any provider, regardless of insurance. If you are a current or recent patient of a Denver healthcare provider, they may be reaching out to you proactively to schedule an appointment.

The City and County of Denver is following the guidance outlined by the State of Colorado for vaccine eligibility. Residents age 65+, healthcare workers, pre-K-12 educators and student-facing staff, child care providers, some state employees, and frontline essential workers are eligible for the vaccine. Visit the Colorado COVID-19 Vaccine Website for details.

If you are eligible for the vaccine

Many hospital systems and pharmacies in Colorado are now working to schedule vaccine appointments for those eligible. The rate at which hospitals are able to vaccinate depends on the federal supply of vaccine. Qualified Denver residents are encouraged to contact any of the healthcare providers or pharmacies below to either schedule an appointment or be added to the waitlist.

  • Centura Health: call 866-414-1562
  • Denver Health: call 303-436-4949
  • HealthOne (Rose Medial Center): Call 303-453-2477
  • Kaiser Permanente: non-Kaiser Permanente members should call 1-855-550-0951. Kaiser Permanente members with an active Health Record number should call 1-844-951-1932.
  • SCL Health: call 1-833-762-0141
  • UC Health: call 720-462-2255

Colorado is currently in Phase 1 of the state's vaccination timeline. There are two vaccines being produced, by pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna. Both vaccines require two doses of the vaccine approximately 21 days apart. The companies report that both vaccines are around 95% effective. The City and County of Denver and the State of Colorado are ensuring that every person who receives their first dose will be able to access a second dose in the correct time frame.

The vaccine will be free, but some providers/pharmacies may ask for insurance so that they can bill for the vaccine administration fee. Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance will cover the cost of the COVID-19 vaccines. In addition, uninsured Coloradans will have access to free vaccines.

The vaccine will not be mandated by any agency/organization, as it is under Emergency Use Authorization.

Vaccine Information

For Providers

Request Vaccination Event Support from the City and County of Denver 

Download checklists to address City and County of Denver Permitting Requirements for pop-up vaccination sites or clinics.