From the Canon Pastor: A Word About Vaccines
While there is great hope in the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, there is also a great deal of confusion and frustration. It can feel nearly impossible to find answers about where, when, and how to receive the vaccine. We will continually update this page with information from the governor and other helpful sources as they are released.
Helpful Articles as You Navigate the Vaccination Process
From The Atlantic –The Second COVID-19 Shot Is a Rude Reawakening for Immune Cells
This interactive map shows locations that are currently offering the vaccine.
This website searches through pharmacies that are offering the vaccine and regularly updates the list of appointments available at different sites.
Colorado Public Radio has put together a clear and comprehensive guide to answer some of your questions.
The Denver Post has a Facebook group where they post the latest updates on the vaccination process.
If you are 65 years old or older, read Governor Jared Polis’ recent letter with information for Colorado seniors on the vaccine.
The state has a hotline to help people who have trouble signing up for the vaccine: 877-268-2926 (CO-VAX-CO).
Providers Offering Vaccines
Providers distributing COVID-19 vaccines have created hotlines for people without internet access to call to schedule appointments. Health systems are scheduling appointments for both patients and non-patients.
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
Select King Soopers stores are offering vaccines and tend to release appointment times in the early morning. If you don’t find a time at your local grocery store, check others in your area.
Select Safeway stores are offering vaccines and open up appointment 1 to 2 weeks at a time. Some stores are making a list to call if they have extra doses due to someone canceling/not showing. If you don’t find a time at your local grocery store, check others in your area.
National Jewish Health is setting up mass vaccination events. You do not have to be a National Jewish Health patient to get vaccinated, but you do need to make an appointment before an event. Appointments fill up quickly, but you can sign up to be notified when more appointments become available here.
Denver Public Health Immunization Clinic, located at 605 Bannock, has appointments available for vaccinations. Call 303-602-3520 to make an appointment. (You might get an answering machine that will advise you to leave a message. You may then receive a message that informs you that the mailbox is full. Just keep trying – you will eventually be able to leave a message and someone will call you back.)
HealthONE offers a wait list for vaccination appointments. Eligible individuals will be selected at random from the list and notified as appointments become available.
Stride Community Health Center has a wait list for those aged 65 and over. You will be contacted when an appointment is available.
Salud Clinic offers registration for vaccine appointments for those 65 and over and for healthcare professionals. You will be contacted when an appointment is available.
Banner Health in Larimer County* has an appointment scheduler, not a wait list. Check back regularly as appointments are made available as they receive the vaccine doses.
Novel Health in Kit Carson County* also has available appointments.
*You do not have a be a resident of any county to receive the vaccine in that county.