From the Canon Pastor: A Word About Vaccines
While there is great hope in the progress of vaccinations in Colorado and the United States as a whole, there is still some confusion around when and where to get vaccinated and safety protocols after being vaccinated. Some even question why vaccinations are important. We hope you can find answers here.
We will continually update this page with information from the governor and other helpful sources as they are released.
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
From The Atlantic –The Second COVID-19 Shot Is a Rude Reawakening for Immune Cells
From Denver’s 9News – Apple Maps now shows COVID-19 vaccination locations
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.
This website also shows available vaccine appointments, and you can search by vaccine type if you have a preference for the vaccine you receive.
This Twitter account uses a bot that continuously scans for and tweets availability at various pharmacies and also mass events from Centura and other major providers.
The Vaccine Fairy website takes your information and volunteers book an appointment on your behalf. Your personal information is encrypted and then destroyed after appointment confirmation. Once an appointment is made, you will receive an email confirmation with details.
This video gives an overview of booking a vaccine at CVS pharmacies and gives helpful tips for anyone trying to book a vaccine.
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.
The state has a hotline to help people who have trouble signing up for the vaccine: 877-268-2926 (CO-VAX-CO).
This article explains how those who are homebound can inquire about receiving the vaccine at home through Bloom Healthcare. Email your contact info, address, and situation, and someone will be in touch to set up an appointment.
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 appointments 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 offering appointments for the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. 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 waitlist for vaccination appointments. Eligible individuals will be selected at random from the list and notified as appointments become available.
Denver’s Ball Area is now open for mass vaccinations in partnership with TrueCare24. Click here to make an appointment.
Salud Clinic offers registration for vaccine appointments for those 18 and over. You will be contacted when an appointment is available.
*You do not have a be a resident of any county to receive the vaccine in that county.