NOTICE: JCPH is not currently offering the COVID vaccine for the general public or individuals over 70 years old.
At JCPH, as part of the larger medical system, we are not currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine for the general public or individuals over 70 years old, as our department and all the local public health departments across the state have been asked to focus our efforts on the highest risk healthcare workers in 1A, as well as the moderate risk healthcare workers and first responders in 1B. All other providers, such as hospitals, health systems, pharmacies and safety net clinics, will be focusing on vaccinating persons 70 years of age and older. We encourage you to make an appointment now if possible, but it may take several weeks to get the vaccine because supply is very limited.
Adults Ages 70+:
- View a fact sheet with resources and information for older adults
- Please read this letter to seniors from Governor Jared Polis.
- Most providers are currently using an online system to register for vaccines and may not take phone calls. Registering for vaccines may require to have an email address and be able to receive texts in your phone for reminders. If you are not familiar with using an online registration system, we recommend asking for help from family members or friends. Please note that the Governor recently asked all providers to set up a direct web link for Coloradans to sign up for a vaccine; we will update this posting when new links are available or updated.
- UCHealth, Kaiser Permanente, Clinica Salud, STRIDE and Centura Health have an online registration system. You can register now through their online system and they will let you know when it’s available for you. Visit CDPHE’s website for a complete listing and sign-up links.
- Denver Health is only signing up people 70+ who are patients or who have been seen at Denver Health in the last 3 years. Call 303-602-3520 to make an appointment.
- Select Safeway and King Soopers pharmacies will begin to vaccinate. You can register online ahead of time to receive updates of when it will be available.
Health & Medical Providers:
- If you are a health and medical provider, please complete a survey so we can add you to the network to receive important health alerts.
- If you are a member of the general public looking for important public health emergency information, including updates about the COVID-19 vaccine, please sign up for “Jeffco COVID-19 Alerts."
- Community members can also call JCPH’s COVID-19 vaccine line at 303-239-7000 and press option 4 to listen to a recorded message with up-to-date vaccine information.
- For additional help or other questions, please call CO HELP at 1-877-462-2911.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has collaborated closely with Jefferson County Public Health and other local public health agencies across the state to prepare health care facilities to receive the vaccine. These health care facilities are currently hard at work distributing the vaccine for the first phase of distribution — frontline health care workers. Delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine will happen in three phases, as quantities are limited, and it takes time for enough vaccine to be produced to vaccinate everyone.
Until a vaccine is widely available and used by our community, everyone in the Jefferson County community should continue to use complimentary public health practices, which layered together help keep us healthy. We need to keep wearing our masks, maintaining social distancing, frequently washing our hands, and staying home as much as we can.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How many doses are in the vaccine, and does the timing matter?
- What types of vaccines are available?
- Can children get the vaccine?
- Can those who are pregnant or nursing get the vaccine?
- How long does it take for the vaccine to be effective?
- Can I still get sick with COVID-19 after getting both doses of the vaccine?
- If I already had COVID-19, do I still need to get vaccinated?
- After I have been vaccinated, can I stop wearing a mask and social distancing?
- Can I visit others, including vulnerable family members, who have been vaccinated, if I haven't yet received my vaccine?
- Is the protection granted from the vaccine better than natural immunity?
- What is herd immunity, or community immunity? How many people need to get vaccinated to develop community immunity to COVID-19?
- Will we see a dramatic reduction in COVID-19 cases in Colorado after the vaccine becomes available?