Vaccination

The State of Colorado is currently overseeing all distribution of all available FDA-approved vaccine doses and sets the priority for allocation and distribution. The City and County of Denver is committed to a fair and organized response to support residents receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Denver’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan is a three-point strategy:

  • Supporting community healthcare providers
  • Filling gaps in the healthcare system with reliable community vaccination sites
  • Using teams to get the vaccine to community members who may not be able to get to a site 

Until the vaccine is widely available, we should all continue to wear a mask in public, maintain at least six feet of distance from others, avoid gatherings, wash hands often, and stay home when we are sick.

Have Questions or Need Help?
Call Colorado's 24-hour COVID-19 Vaccine hotline: 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926)

Vaccination Appointments and Waitlists

Providers

Vaccine supplies are currently very limited in Denver and are being distributed according to the State of Colorado’s phased distribution plan. If you are eligible, you can sign up to receive the vaccine at any provider, regardless of insurance. If you are a current or recent patient of a Denver healthcare provider, they may be reaching out to you proactively to schedule an appointment. 

The City and County of Denver is following the guidance outlined by the State of Colorado for vaccine eligibility. Visit the Colorado COVID-19 Vaccine Website for details.

If you are eligible for the vaccine:

Find providers and appointments near you with these online vaccine appointment search tools:
Colorado COVID-19 Vaccination Spotter
Vaccine Finder.org

The rate at which hospitals are able to vaccinate depends on the federal supply of vaccine. Qualified Denver residents are encouraged to contact any of the healthcare providers or pharmacies below to either schedule an appointment or be added to a waitlist.

Whenever possible, please use online tools, and keep phone lines accessible for those without internet access.

Community Sites

Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO, 80204
Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m

The State of Colorado will provide free drive-through vaccinations for eligible Colorado residents. Walk-ins and drive-ins now welcome without an appointment. Same-day appointments are also available.

Schedule an appointment: https://truecare24.com/co

Find other community vaccination sites near Denver


Denver is also supporting four fixed community sites to ensure residents in vulnerable communities have easy access to the vaccine. Vaccinations are free and available by appointment only.

Eligible residents ages 18 and over can call 720-865-3005 for information about dates, times, and registration requirements.

  • Bear Valley Branch Library, 5171 W Dartmouth Ave., Denver, CO 80236
  • Barnum Rec Center, 360 Hooker St., Denver, CO 80219
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Rec Center, 3880 Newport St., Denver, CO 80207
  • Project Angel Heart, 4950 Washington St, Denver, CO 80216

At City and County of Denver community sites, you are not required to show identification or proof of insurance to receive a vaccine. When you arrive at your appointment, staff will ask about ID and insurance for administrative records, but you are not required to provide this information.

At Home

If you are required to stay at home for health and safety reasons, we can bring your vaccine to you!

Sign up by calling Denver Department of Public Health and Environment at 720- 865-3005 and press Option 6 for at-home vaccination. This service is available in English and Spanish, as well as other languages through a phone interpreter.

Please note: This service is available for individuals who are required to stay at home for health and safety reasons, as well as one primary caregiver at the same address. The primary caregiver does not need to present any credentials or certification.

There are currently three types of COVID-19 vaccine available. These are from pharmaceutical companies Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. The Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine requires one dose. The Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines require two doses. Pfizer doses should be given 21 days apart and Moderna doses should be given 28 days apart. All vaccines are reported to be almost 100% protective against hospitalization and death from COVID-19.

CDC provides detailed profiles for each available vaccine on their COVID-19 Vaccines page. None of the vaccines is recommended over the other. Residents are encouraged to get whichever vaccine is offered to them when they become eligible for vaccination. Getting vaccinated greatly reduces the risk of illness if you are exposed to the virus. For detailed information about the side effects of the vaccines, see the CDC’s report on the Pfizer vaccine, the Moderna vaccine, and theJanssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine.

The vaccine will be free, but some providers/pharmacies may ask for insurance so they can bill for the vaccine administration fee. Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance will cover the cost of the COVID-19 vaccines. Uninsured Coloradans will have access to free vaccines.

The vaccine will not be mandated by any agency/organization, as it is under Emergency Use Authorization.

Vaccine Information

For Providers and Community Organizations

Request Vaccination Event Support from the City and County of Denver 

Download checklists to address City and County of Denver Permitting Requirements for pop-up vaccination sites or clinics.

Share information about other vaccination opportunities and locations in the City and County of Denver.

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