Hello again from DTC Family Health. We hope you and your family are doing well, staying safe and health.
Here is some updated information about access to the COVID-19 vaccines.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information For You And Your Family
COVID-19 vaccines are an important step in slowing the spread of the disease, and it will take time to make enough vaccines for everyone. Due to limited supply, COVID-19 vaccinations are occurring in phases.
Colorado is now in Phase 1B.2 of the state's vaccine distribution plan. Because vaccine supplies are limited at the federal level, not all phase 1A, 1B.1, and 1B.2 recipients will have access to the vaccine at the same time. Review the state's Vaccine Phases FAQ.
United Health Care 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).
At this point, vaccines are still mainly being distributed through large medical centers, some health departments, and pharmacies.
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 as vaccines become available. For those without internet access, phone numbers are included in the top link.
Starting February 1, the 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
SCL Health: visit SCLHealth.org/COVIDVaccine
HealthOne: visit HealthOneCares.com/Vaccine
UC Health: visit UCHealth.org/covidvaccine
STRIDE Community Health Centers | 303-360-6276
Thornton Fire | 303-538-7602
Clinica Family Health | 720-443-8461
Salud Family Health Centers | 303-697-2583
National Jewish Health
Safeway: visit Safeway.com/My-Vaccine-Communication.html to sign up for COVID-19 vaccine information and notification for when vaccine appointments become available at your local store.
King Soopers: visit www.kingsoopers.com/i/coronavirus-update/vaccine to see which pharmacies has received a limited supply of the COVID-19 vaccine
Information about the COVID-19 Vaccines:
Common side effects You may have some side effects, especially after the second dose. The side effects are normal signs that your body is building protection. They typically go away on their own after a few days. Side effects include:
Pain and swelling on the arm where you got the shot
Fever, chills, tiredness, and/or headache throughout the rest of your body
Learn more from the CDC about COVID-19 vaccines and rare severe allergic reactions.
Scheduling your second shot
If you need help scheduling your vaccine appointment for your second shot, contact the location that set up your appointment for assistance.
Both COVID-19 mRNA vaccines will need 2 shots to get the most protection. The timing between your first and second shot depends on which vaccine you received. You should get your second shot for the:
Pfizer-BioNTech 3 weeks (or 21 days) after your first shot
Moderna 1 month (or 28 days) after your first shot
You should get your second shot as close to the recommended 3-week or 1-month interval as possible. However, there is no maximum interval between the first and second doses for either vaccine. You should not get the second dose earlier than the recommended interval.
It is very important to get both doses of the vaccine so that your body develops enough antibodies to fight the COVID-19 virus if you get infected at a later time.
Review the Fact Sheets about the Vaccines
Remember, DTC has both regular appointments and telehealth appointments available 7:30am-5:00pm M-F and telehealth appointments available 9:00am-12:00pm on Saturdays to address any medical concerns.
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