From the Director of Formation: A Word about Vaccines
When we finally gathered again in the cathedral on Sunday, November 7, I saw many beloved faces for the first time in over a year and a half, and part of our joy was knowing that at long last, our 5 to 11 year-olds are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations.
At the same time, our parishioners aged 4 and under and many of our adults are still vulnerable. We are blessed that boosters are now available for those who received any of the COVID-19 vaccines. The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment has stated that anyone that is 18+ and is at least six months past their Pfizer or Moderna series or at least two months past their initial Johnson & Johnson dose is eligible for the booster. If you fit into that description, please prioritize getting your booster dose as soon as possible.
The most powerful tools we have in protecting ourselves, our children, and our community from this virus are getting vaccinated and wearing masks. For information on how to find vaccines for all ages, please click here.
From the Presiding Bishop on the Importance of Getting Vaccinated
In his public service announcement encouraging vaccination, the presiding bishop says, “This vaccine can prevent the COVID-19 virus. It can help you. It can help those who you love. It can help us all. The Bible says you should love your neighbor as yourself. And getting this vaccine, as well as wearing your face mask, and keeping social distanced, and out of crowds, these are some simple and real ways that we can love our neighbor as ourselves. To love our neighbor, and while you’re at it to love yourself.”
Helpful Articles as You Navigate the Vaccination Process
The CDC has an information page on booster shots.
Colorado’s Department of Public Health & Environment provides information on who is eligible for the booster.
The New York Times: Colorado hospitals are nearly full
The CDC has a helpful tool to find vaccines.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment also offers a tool to find vaccines.
This interactive map shows locations that are currently offering the vaccine.
This website shows available vaccine appointments, and you can search by vaccine type if you have a preference for the vaccine you receive.
Providers Offering Vaccines and Boosters
Here are the numbers to call to schedule an appointment with major health care providers:
Centura Health: 866-414-1562 or centura.org/vaccine
Denver Health: 303-436-7000 or denverhealth.org/covidvaccine
Kaiser Permanente: 1-844-951-1932 or kp.org/covidvaccine
UCHealth: 720-462-2255 or uchealth.org/covidvaccine
Places Offering Vaccines and Boosters
Select King Soopers stores are offering vaccines and boosters.
Select Safeway stores are offering vaccines for children. Check their site for participating locations and hours of clinic operation. Safeway is also offering booster shots for those who have had their initial vaccine doses.
National Jewish Health is offering appointments for the Pfizer vaccine for children 5 to 11 years old. National Jewish Health is also offering the Pfizer booster for those who qualify based on CDC guidelines. No appointment is needed for the first and second dose of Pfizer for those aged 12 and older.
Denver Public Health Immunization Clinic, located at 660 N. Bannock, has appointments available for vaccinations.
Salud Clinic offers registration for vaccine appointments for established Salud patients.
*You do not have a be a resident of any county to receive the vaccine in that county.