Vaccine Resources

Park County COVID19 Vaccine Phase 

In accordance with state guidance, Park County will begin offering the COVID19 vaccine to all adults beginning Friday April 2. We anticipate that everyone who wants it will have access to the vaccine before the end of May.

No appointments available below? Join the PCPH waiting list and be the first to know about upcoming clinics. Sign up at: www.comassvax.org.

PCPH clinics offer the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines which are authorized for ages 18 and older. Overview of approved vaccines. The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for ages 16 and older and PCPH doesn't offer the Pfizer vaccine. Many Safeway pharmacies have Pfizer and you can search for locations by vaccine type here: Vaccine Finder .

Update on Johnson & Johnson vaccine: On April 13, federal health officials at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) received reports of six individuals in the U.S. who got rare and severe blood clots after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. These adverse events appear to be extremely rare but the state of Colorado has paused the use of the J&J vaccine until further notice from federal and state health officials. 

Upcoming Clinics 

  • PCPH, at South Park Health Care - 525 Hathaway Street, Fairplay, CO 80440 for adults 18 and older (this clinic will offer the Moderna vaccine) 
    • When: Wednesday, April 21 11:45 AM -  2 PM (second dose clinic is May 19 and you will be automatically scheduled for your appointment)
    •  Register for an appointment here: https://www.comassvax.org/reg/9526807129
  • Friday, April 23, a drive-through clinic at 640 Hathaway St, Fairplay, CO from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM  Register for an Appointment. We will be offering the Moderna vaccine. 

State-Run Mass Community Clinics 

Other Vaccine Clinic Resources and Options

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 learn more: 

And visit www.cocovidvaccine.org for a complete listing of vaccine providers and sign-up links statewide.

While the general public is eligible on PCPH will continue to prioritize adults 65 and older. Seniors, if you have technical or internet issues preventing you from signing up, please contact the resources below:

Park County Senior Coalition:  Phone: 719-836-4295 Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Senior Alliance of Platte Canyon: Phone: 720-385-8300. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

COVID-related Scam Alert

There is no cost for the COVID vaccine for anyone and you will not be asked for money to enhance your ranking for vaccine eligibility. On December 3, 2020, the U.S. Department  Health and Human Services Department Office of Inspector General issued a warning to alert the public about fraud schemes related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Scammers are using telemarketing calls, text messages, social media platforms, and door-to-door visits to perpetrate COVID-19-related scams. 


Who Shouldn't Get a 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  

The development and distribution a COVID-19 vaccine will require a large scale effort by state, local, and private sector partners. The first phase will focus on frontline health care workers, first responders, and our most vulnerable populations living in long-term care facilities. Until the vaccine is widely available to the general public, we all need to continue to follow critical public health protocols. Please wear a mask in public, maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others, avoid gatherings, wash your hands often, and stay home when you are sick. 

Background: 

Scientists have developed several possible vaccines to provide immunity to COVID-19.  Once a company develops a vaccine, it must go through a rigorous scientific testing process before it can be submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 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. The pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna have applied for an Emergency Use Authorization with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA authorized the Pfizer vaccine for emergency use on December 11, and Colorado received the vaccine beginning December 14. Moderna vaccine is expected to arrive in Colorado the week of December 22. 

Safety and Effectiveness: 

The companies report that both vaccines are around 95% effective. While the development process was efficient, the world's leading vaccine companies, in conjunction with the FDA and independent scientists, have used the same rigorous structure to develop these vaccines as has been used for all other drug and vaccine development. These involve multiple studies or “phased trials” across many months with larger and larger groups of people to ensure that the vaccine is both safe and effective for the general public. Tens of thousands of individuals across the US and the world have volunteered and helped provide this important information.

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

Two-Dose Vaccines: 

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.