The State of Colorado is currently overseeing all distribution of all available FDA-approved vaccine doses. The City and County of Denver's COVID-19 Vaccination Plan is committed to a fair and organized response to support all residents in receiving a free COVID-19 vaccine.
People who are not yet vaccinated should continue to avoid mass gatherings, practice social distancing, wear face coverings in public, wash their hands, and stay home if they feel sick. For information about staying safe after vaccination, visit the CDC website.
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Get a Vaccine
Plan to get your vaccine from a Denver Community site, at home, through a medical provider, or even get a ride if you need one! Learn more below:
Get a Vaccine
There are currently three types of COVID-19 vaccine available. These are from pharmaceutical companies Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. The Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine requires one dose. The Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines require two doses. Pfizer doses should be given 21 days apart and Moderna doses should be given 28 days apart. All vaccines are reported to be almost 100% protective against hospitalization and death from COVID-19.
CDC provides detailed profiles for each available vaccine on their COVID-19 Vaccines page. None of the vaccines is recommended over the other. Residents are encouraged to get whichever vaccine is offered to them when they become eligible for vaccination. Getting vaccinated greatly reduces the risk of illness if you are exposed to the virus. For detailed information about the side effects of the vaccines, see the CDC’s report on the Pfizer vaccine, the Moderna vaccine, and the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine.
The vaccine will be free, but some providers/pharmacies may ask for insurance so they can bill for the vaccine administration fee. Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance will cover the cost of the COVID-19 vaccines. Uninsured Coloradans will have access to free vaccines.
For Providers and Community Organizations
- For event support, email the Denver Public Health and Environment Departmental Operations Center: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Download checklists to address City and County of Denver Permitting Requirements for pop-up vaccination sites or clinics: English(PDF, 247KB) , español(PDF, 209KB) , Viet(PDF, 301KB)
- Share information about other vaccination opportunities and locations in the City and County of Denver:
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