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Here is some updated information about access to the COVID-19 vaccines
Below are a few links that will connect you with several of the different organizations giving COVID-19 vaccines:
There is a Facebook group called Colorado Vaccine Hunter that tracks leftover vaccines. They recommend stopping by pharmacies late in the day to inquire about leftover vaccines.
Walmart releases their vaccines appointments at midnight eastern time. If you can change your phone or computer to New York time and look at 10 p.m. here in Colorado, you can see all of the appointments technically two hours before
Also, rural pharmacies have more appointments available. Members of the Colorado Vaccine
Hunter group also recommend driving to places like Cheyenne, Wyo. where some stores are allowing Coloradans to get the shot.
Below is a link to the Colorado State Health Department’s map of vaccination sites:
United Healthcare has also put together a comprehensive resource for locating vaccines by zip code. Here is their link: https://covid19vaccinecenterlocator.uhc.com/cvcl?cid=em-providernews-PCA12100323-feb21
The Washington Post has a free tracker for distribution and delivery throughout the U.S. by state. Click here for the tracker.
Click here for the latest information from the state and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).
Who can get vaccinated and when can they be vaccinated?
On Friday, March 15th, the last sub-group of Phase 1B became eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Governor Polis announced that the general public can start getting the vaccine at some time in April.
The last 1B subgroup includes anyone in Colorado who is 50 or older as well as frontline workers in higher education, food service, journalism, manufacturing, public transit, public health, human services, faith communities, some state and local government divisions, and services to homeless populations.
The state also expanded the qualifications for people with high-risk medical conditions starting Friday March 19th. People who have one high-risk condition are now eligible, including these additions to the list:
Moderate or severe asthma
Cerebrovascular disease (conditions that affect the brain’s blood supply)
High blood pressure
Weakened immune system due to a bone marrow transplant, immune-suppressing medications, or other causes
Neurologic conditions, including dementia
Pulmonary fibrosis (damaged or scarred lungs)
Thalassemia (genetic disorder with abnormal red blood cells, which carry oxygen)
Pharmacies administering the COVID-19 vaccines
Walmart, Sam’s Club, Safeway, Cardinal,
and Kroger (City Market and King Soopers) pharmacies are administering COVID-19 vaccines in Colorado through the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.
Eligible customers can visit vaccinefinder.org to check vaccine availability at each location or schedule a vaccine appointment via each pharmacy’s website.
Also, be aware that Colorado Springs pharmacies have a surplus of vaccines and if you expand your search area and are willing to drive to Colorado Springs, you may be able to get the vaccine sooner.
City Market/King Soopers
Other Vaccine Providers
Below are links to all the providers in the state who have received a vaccine supply, as well as links to some of the main local providers.
As your “group” becomes eligible for the vaccine, we recommend that you register online using as many options as possible. Please note that while some of these links may allow you to schedule or add you to a wait list, others may merely be registering you to receive information a vaccines become available.
For those without internet access, phone numbers are included in the top link. The Colorado State hotline (877-268-2926) is now active 24 hours a day. While you will not be able to make appointments using the hotline, you will be given information that can help you get scheduled.
Denver Health: visit DenverHealth.org/CovidVaccine
Kaiser Permanente: visit KP.org/CovidVaccine/Colorado