Get a Vaccine

Vaccination Sites

Providers

Find providers and appointments near you with these online vaccine appointment search tools:
Colorado COVID-19 Vaccination Spotter
Vaccine Finder.org

COVID-19 vaccines are readily available through pharmacies and healthcare partners. See a current list of providers below or a list of vaccination events near you in the "Neighborhood Events" tab.

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

We have found the following options that offer simple second dose scheduling: 

Neighborhood Events

Denver is supporting community sites that all residents are welcome to walk, bike, drive or take transit to attend. You are not required to show identification, proof of residency, or proof of insurance to receive a vaccine at these Denver locations. When you arrive at your appointment, staff will ask about ID and insurance for administrative records, but you are not required to provide this information.

Shots for Tots and Teens

Need a ride?

  • Mile High United Way and Lyft Relief Rides have partnered to help Denver residents with non-emergency transportation to vaccine appointments. Residents with barriers to transportation can request free Lyft rides by contacting Mile High United Way’s 2-1-1 service. 2-1-1 is a free, multilingual, and confidential service that connects individuals with community resources and information. Learn more about 2-1-1
  • Colorado Carshare offers its members free use of their vehicles for vaccine appointments. Carshare locations can be found on this map. Residents must be a Colorado Carshare member to reserve a vehicle, but will be given a credit of up to $25 on their account with proof of a vaccine appointment upon booking.

Booster Shots

At this time, all three COVID-19 vaccines, Pfizer-NBioTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the prevention of COVID-19 in adults. Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. 

FAQs

Who is eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot?

Eligibility differs between the various COVID-19 vaccine booster shots. See eligibility criteria below: 

Pfizer-BioNTech:  

Individuals who received Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine are eligible for a booster 6 months or more after their initial series. The FDA/CDC recommends Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 booster shot for people in high risk groups. This includes:  

  • People aged 65 years and older 
  • Residents aged 18 years and older in long-term care settings 
  • People aged 18 years and older with underlying medical conditions 
  • People aged 18 years and older with increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting  

Moderna:  

Individuals who received Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine are eligible for a booster 6 months or more after their initial series. The FDA/CDC recommends Moderna's COVID-19 booster shot for people in high risk groups. This includes:  

  • People aged 65 years and older 
  • Residents aged 18 years and older in long-term care settings 
  • People aged 18 years and older with underlying medical conditions 
  • People aged 18 years and older with increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting  

Johnson & Johnson:  

The FDA/CDC recommends J&J's COVID-19 booster shot for all adults 18 years and older, 2 months or more after receiving their primary dose of J&J COVID-19 vaccination.  

Can I “mix and match” the COVID-19 primary series and booster shot I receive?

The FDA and CDC have now approved the “mixing and matching” of COVID-19 primary series and booster shots meaning that eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. The availability of type of vaccine may vary by provider. 

What are the risks associated with getting a booster shot?

Similar to the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines, some people experience short-term mild or moderate vaccine reactions that resolve quickly including pain at the site of the injection. Others may develop systemic reactions like headache, chills, fatigue, muscle pain or fever lasting for a day or two. Keep in mind these side effects are indicators that your immune system is responding to the vaccine and are common when receiving any vaccine. 

Am I still considered “fully vaccinated” if I don’t get a booster shot?

Yes. Everyone is considered to be fully vaccinated two weeks following their second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Why do I need a booster shot?

While COVID-19 vaccines are working well to protect against severe illness, hospitalization, and death, public health experts are beginning to see reduced protection likely due to waning immunity and the emergence of new variants. Clinical trials showed that a booster shot increased the immune response of participants.

Where can I get a booster shot?

COVID-19 booster shots are readily available through pharmacies and health care partners across the city. All three COVID-19 vaccines are free to all Denver residents and no insurance or identification are required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. More information about the COVID-19 vaccine is available on our Get A Vaccine website, or you can text your ZIP code to GETVAX (438829) in English, or VACUNA (822862) in Spanish, to get the contact information of three nearby locations with available vaccines