Vaccination

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.

Vaccination Sites

In Denver

COVID-19 vaccinations are free, and no appointment is needed.

Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO, 80204
Hours: Monday through Friday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Website: Englishespañol


Denver is supporting community sites that all residents are welcome to walk, bike, drive or take transit to. 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. Call 720-865-3005 for more site information.

  • West Denver: Barnum Rec Center

Download Flier in English y español(PDF, 2MB)

  • Southwest Denver: JFK High School 

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  • Northeast Denver: Martin Luther King, Jr. Rec Center 

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  • Northeast Denver: Montbello High School 

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  • Northeast Denver: Swansea Rec Center 

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Sites will be closed May 8–9 and May 29–31.  

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At Home

If you are required to stay at home for health and safety reasons, we can bring your vaccine to you!

Sign up by calling Denver Department of Public Health and Environment at 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.

Please note: This service is available for individuals who are required to stay at home for health and safety reasons, as well as one primary caregiver at the same address. The primary caregiver does not need to present any credentials or certification.

Download fliers with details on at-home vaccination in English(PDF, 65KB) y en español(PDF, 66KB).

Providers

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

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 a waitlist.

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

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.

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.

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

Vaccine Information

For Providers and Community Organizations

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