Colorado received the first shipments of the vaccine in mid-December; vaccination is currently underway for individuals who fall into the first phase of the state's vaccination plan.

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. These efforts are also in partnership with the federal government.

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.

Until the vaccine is widely available, we all need to continue following critical public health protocols. Wear a mask in public, maintain at least six feet of distance from others, avoid gatherings, wash your hands often, and stay home when you are sick.

General Information

Colorado is currently vaccinating eligible Coloradans for Phase 1. After all of Phase 1 is complete, we will proceed with Phase 2 and 3. We are closely coordinating with our state, private sector, and local partners to ensure a smooth process for vaccination. We will update this webpage with more information as soon as it's available. Visit the state's COVID-19 vaccination page at for additional information and resources.

 State's Phased Vaccination graphic in English from12.30.2020

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Residents 70 and Older

The State of Colorado is currently overseeing all distribution of all available FDA-approved vaccine doses and sets the priority for allocation and distribution. Doses are administered according to phase and level as soon as they are received. Under the guidelines set by the state, vaccinations for the first phase (groups that have been prioritized to receive it first – including health care workers and first responders) must be completed before making the vaccine available to other groups that are eligible to receive the vaccine. Vaccine supply is extremely limited, adding to the challenge of prioritizing doses.

If you are a Denver resident who is 70 years old or older, please visit the state's vaccination page for more information about receiving your vaccine.

Vaccine for Coloradans

Medical Providers

In collaboration with local public health agencies, CDPHE will invite interested providers to enroll in the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program based on the critical populations they serve and where they fit within Colorado’s Phased Implementation Plan. Please note that some national pharmacy chains and federal entities will be instructed to enroll directly with CDC. Due to limited vaccine supply in the early stages of COVID-19 vaccine release, you may be referred to a participating Phase 1 Provider to get your staff vaccinated.

Requirements to enroll as a vaccine provider: 

  • Must be credentialed/licensed in Colorado to possess or administer vaccines or provide vaccination services. 
  • Sign and agree to the conditions in the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program Provider Agreement. 
  • Fully complete the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Provider Profile form for each location where COVID-19 vaccine will be administered, even if owned under a larger corporate or parent organization.

Provider enrollment and on-boarding for COVID-19 Vaccination Program will occur online through the Colorado Public Health Reporting Portal (CoPHR). To express interest in becoming a vaccine provider, please complete this quick survey.

For other questions about registration, enrollment, or on-boarding, providers may email

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