Adult & Child Immunizations

Jefferson County Public Health is a Vaccine For Children (VFC) provider. VFC program offers all routinely recommended vaccines at no cost for eligible children. 

Is my child eligible for the VFC program? 

Children 18 years and younger are eligible if they have one of the following: 

  • Qualify for Medicaid 
  • Do not have insurance 
  • Are Alaskan Indian or Alaska Native. 

Children whose insurance doesn’t cover some or all routinely recommended vaccines (underinsured) can still get vaccines through VFC. 

Adults 19 years and older can also receive vaccine through the same program!

Persons 19 years and older who qualify can receive routinely recommended vaccines for low to no cost to them. There is a limited supply of vaccine is available and not all vaccines are offered through the program.

Call the clinic today to learn more about eligibility and available vaccines, and schedule an appointment to get immunized at 303-239-7078. 

School-Required Vaccines

Colorado law (Senate Bill 20-163) requires all students attending Colorado schools and licensed childcares to be vaccinated against certain diseases, unless otherwise exempt. 

Vaccines Required for Child Care, Preschool & K-Entry 

Vaccines Required and Recommended for Kindergarten Through 12th Grade 

For more information about vaccine exemptions visit Vaccine exemptions | Department of Public Health & Environment (

COVID-19 Vaccines

Find information about COVID-19 vaccines for people ages 6mo+.

Flu Shots

September and October are the best times for most people 6 months and older to get vaccinated against influenza. JCPH provides flu shots at our Lakewood clinic located at 645 Parfet Street, Lakewood, CO 80215. Please call 303-239-7078 for an appointment or more information.

JCPH offers high-dose flu vaccines to those who are 65 years and older. 

2023 Shots for Tots & Teens

Shots for Tots and Teens' goal is to make sure every child receives the immunizations needed to keep them healthy. The program offers low- and no-cost immunization clinics throughout the year in Aurora, Denver, Thornton and Arvada with the help of experienced immunization nurses, fire medics, paramedics, health care and community volunteers.

Find out more about upcoming Shots for Tots and Teens events [external link]. 

Human Papillomavirus Vaccination

Jefferson County Public Health routinely offers the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to individuals of any gender identity ages 11-26, as is recommended by the CDC, and for adults 27 through 45 years of age who are at risk or would benefit from protection against HPV. Either a two-dose or three-dose series, depending on age, the HPV vaccine helps prevent cervical cancer, vaginal and vulvar cancers, penile and anal cancers and oropharyngeal cancers in addition to genital warts.

As of 2021, a new Colorado law called SB21-016: Protecting Preventive Health Coverage was passed, allowing minors ages 14-17 to receive the HPV vaccine without parental consent. The vaccine is most effective when given before the age of fifteen.

Travel Immunizations

JCPH can provide a limited number of travel immunizations. We do not provide travel consultations. 

For more information on travel immunizations visit the CDC website for guidance.


There is an administrative fee of $21.68 per vaccine. Vaccine fees for adults and children vary depending on the vaccine requested and insurance coverage. Service will not be denied due to inability to pay for any childhood vaccine, and fees may be waived. We can bill for Medicaid, CHP+ and a number of private insurances. Please confirm when registering.

Colorado Immunization Information System

Immunization records are confidential, personal medical information. The Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS) is a lifelong immunization record tracking system under the Colorado Immunization Registry Act of 2007.

CIIS has signed agreements with all participating sites that are authorized to provide information to or access information from CIIS. CIIS and all people and entities that access immunization records are required to maintain the confidentiality of those records.

CIIS policies and procedures

  • If you choose not to participate in CIIS, you are responsible for keeping track of your/your child’s immunization record. 
  • CIIS Opt-Out Policy 

Immunization Schedules

Immunization Documents

  1. Handouts about Children's Vaccines for Parents [external link]
  2. Before, During, and After the Shot [external link]
  3. School Immunization Dashboard

Check out the How Vaccines Work [external link] video from Immunize For Good [external link].