1. Polis updates COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

    Governor Polis and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) announced updates to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan on Friday, Feb. 26. Read on...
  2. Vaccine Interest Form

    If you are currently eligible for the vaccine, you can use this form to sign up to be alerted of vaccine opportunities, should they become available, through Broomfield Public Health or a partner. Read on...

What to Do if You're Eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine

What’s the best way to access a vaccine when your group is eligible? Sign up online with a health-system provider. 

  • You do not have to be a patient of a health-system to sign up for their vaccine list. 
  • You do not need insurance to receive a vaccine through a health-system provider and there is no cost to receive the vaccine. 
  • You are not required to provide a state-issued form of identification. 

Below are links and phone numbers for local health-system providers. 

If you are currently eligible, you can also sign up for the Broomfield Vaccine Interest Form to be alerted of vaccine opportunities, should they become available, through Broomfield Public Health or a partner. This should NOT be your only option and will not get you vaccinated the fastest. Broomfield Public Health serves a gap filling role and focuses strongly on those that are most in need of a vaccine within the current eligible groups AND unable to get a vaccine through a health-system, their employer, or another vaccination avenue. 

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If you need assistance completing the form, call 720.887.2288 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. If you have questions about vaccine distribution or safety, please call the state's hotline at 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926). There are trained call center operators that can give information in multiple languages.

Who is Currently Eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Please remember, while vaccination will happen as fast as possible, vaccinating everyone will take time. Your opportunity is coming!

The rate at which Coloradans will be vaccinated depends on the federal supply of the vaccine. As Broomfield receives more supply, you will be informed along the way. Please check the Vaccine Dashboard to track Broomfield’s progress in this critical step to stop the COVID-19 pandemic.

Colorado’s distribution plan, including the phases, is based on federal guidelines and may change as health officials determine the most effective, ethical, and fair way to distribute the vaccine. Children are not included in any phase because only one of the candidate vaccines is being tested in children 12 years and older.

Chart showing vaccine distribution and eligible phases. Click sentence below for spreadsheet.

For a screen-readable spreadsheet with the vaccine distribution information, click here.

How safe and effective is the vaccine?

Vaccines undergo a rigorous scientific process, which requires three phases of clinical trials before they can be submitted to the FDA for approval. In some instances, the FDA may issue an Emergency Use Authorization to allow an investigational vaccine to be available to the general public. Effectiveness varies when it comes to routine vaccines, such as the flu, and will likely vary with COVID-19 vaccines. For example, the overall effectiveness of the 2019-2020 flu vaccine was 45% and the protection lasts about 6 months. Comparatively, two doses of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine is 97% effective against measles and provides lifelong protection.

If you have received the vaccine, you can report any adverse side effects through the CDC's V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker.

Which vaccines do we have in Colorado?

Colorado currently has the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. The FDA independently reviews the information from these tests to make sure the vaccine is safe and works well, and then decides whether the vaccine can be licensed and made available to the public.

PfizerModernaCDC Vaccine profiles

How much will it cost?

Vaccine providers will not be allowed to charge individuals for the vaccine. Providers will also not be allowed to turn someone away because of their inability to pay or medical coverage status. 

Most public and private insurance companies will cover any administration fees so there is no cost to get vaccinated. If this is not the case, or if someone does not have health insurance, providers may seek reimbursement through the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund.

Don't wait for a vaccine to stop the spread.

Depending on the vaccine, full protection against COVID-19 could take 2-3 months after the vaccine is administered so continue to follow public health guidance now and in the months ahead.

  • Wear a mask in public.
  • Maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance from others not in your household. Avoid large crowds and gatherings. 
  • Wash your hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick. Even if it's just the sniffles!

For more information, visit Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's COVID-19 Vaccine  page and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's COVID-19 vaccine page.