Vaccine Availability & Prioritization
Colorado will continue to receive a very limited supply of the first available vaccines from both Pfizer and Moderna. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has oversight of the distribution of all COVID-19 vaccine to local communities. Please review Colorado's prioritization and vaccination dashboard for details.
Park County Public Health is currently administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Phase 1 populations to ensure the very limited supply is distributed in a swift, fair, and efficient way. This phase focuses on healthcare workers, first responders, other frontline workers, and those aged 70 years or older.
If you qualify for Phase 1 and have not received your vaccine, you may sign-up for notification here. Please note, the form is for individuals who qualify for Phase 1 only and there is no list or required sign-up for Phase 2 and 3 populations at this time. Do not complete the form unless you qualify for the current phase, it will be rejected and only delays our process.
Phases 2 and 3 COVID-19 vaccine will be made available:
- From pharmacies through a federal contract with 12 national pharmacy chains
- Regular health care provider offices
When and where to get the vaccine will be widely advertised when it is available to residents who fit in Phases 2 or 3. All candidates for vaccine are screened for eligibility and walk-up appointments are prohibited.
Timelines are subject to change based on supply chains. Prioritization is subject to change based on emerging guidance, science, data and availability.
How to Contact Providers (for Coloradans 70 and older)
The following information has been provided by each hospital system, facility, or provider regarding vaccine distribution plans and options for patients. Please visit their websites to see if you qualify.
- STRIDE Community Health Center is accepting registrations for 70+ patients HERE.
- Centura Health
- SCL Health
Who Shouldn't Take the Vaccine?
The Moderna vaccine has received an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA and is considered to be highly safe and effective at preventing COVID-19 infections. This vaccine requires two doses to complete the series, spaced one month apart. Most people 18 years and older are able to safely receive the vaccine, except those who have:
- Tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days
- Had a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose of this vaccine
- Had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient of this vaccine
Review the list of ingredients in the Moderna vaccine.
If you have questions or concerns about your medical history as it may relate to the vaccine, contact your medical provider.
A Compilation of Vaccine Resources and Information
Safety and Effectiveness:
About mRNA-1273, Moderna’s Vaccine Against COVID-19:
The Moderna vaccine, or mRNA-1273 works by helping the immune system produce effective antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus so that, in case of infection, the virus does not cause illness. The vaccine cannot cause infection or make someone sick with COVID-19. Learn more about the Moderna vaccine safety and effectiveness by the FDA here.
Both mRNA vaccines require two injections, given either 21 or 28 days apart. The first dose primes the immune system and the second dose helps boost the immune system even further to help provide better protection against the coronavirus. Two shots spaced apart are necessary as the Pfizer vaccine has been shown to be 95% effective after an individual receives 2 doses, however, only 52% effective if an individual receives just a single dose.
Other Trusted Resources
- What to expect at your vaccination appointment
- What to expect after getting vaccinated
- Post-vaccination considerations for healthcare personnel
- Post-vaccination considerations for long-term care residents
- COVID-19 Vaccine Main
- Answers to your most important vaccine questions: FAQs
- Colorado Vaccine Providers
Other Vaccine Information