COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
Good Day Pharmacy is working with the state and federal government to bring a safe, effective COVID vaccine to you as quickly as possible. Our pharmacists will begin administering the COVID vaccine as soon as it is available. Please check back for updates!
The preliminary supply of vaccine is expected to be limited and will be reserved for the highest risk health care workers and those most at risk for becoming severely sick or dying from COVID-19. There are three phases of vaccine distribution in Colorado. There will be zero out-of-pocket cost to get vaccinated for Coloradans. Medicare, Medicaid, CHP+ and private insurance are required to cover the cost of the COVID-19 vaccines. Uninsured Coloradans will have access to free COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Eligibility
Phase 1A - Winter
Highest-risk health care workers and individuals:
- People who have direct contact with COVID-19 patients for 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.
- Long-term care facility staff and residents.
Phase 1B - Winter
Coloradans age 70+, moderate-risk health care workers, first responders, frontline essential workers, and continuity of state government:
- Health care workers with less direct contact with COVID-19 patients (e.g. home health, hospice, pharmacy, dental, etc.) and EMS.
- Firefighters, police, COVID-19 response personnel, correctional workers, and funeral services.
- People age 70 and older.
- Frontline essential workers in education, food and agriculture, manufacturing, U.S. postal service, public transit and specialized transportation staff, grocery, public health, frontline essential human service workers, and direct care providers for Coloradans experiencing homelessness.
- Essential officials from executive, legislative and judicial branches of state government.
- Essential frontline journalists.
Phase 2 - Spring
- People age 60 to 69.
- People age 16 to 59 with obesity, diabetes, chronic lung disease, significant heart disease, chronic kidney disease, cancer, or who are immunocompromised.
- Other essential workers and continuity of local government.
Phase 3 - Summer
- Anyone age 16-59 without high risk conditions.
Where Will COVID-19 Vaccinations Be Given?
Good Day pharmacists will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it is available. Please check back for updates. As per CDPHE (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment):
- The majority of early phase 1 vaccine recipients will receive the vaccine through their employer, local public health agency or through the federal government’s Pharmacy Partnership for Long-term Care (LTC) Program.
- Vaccine for Coloradans (ages 70+) – How to Connect With Your Provider
- More information about provider settings and options for phase 2 and phase 3 recipients is coming soon.
- If you are among the people in phase 1A and are not receiving the vaccine via your employer, contact the vaccine distribution location closest to you for more details.
- For additional questions about where you can receive vaccine or who to contact in your area, call COHELP (1-877-462-2911).
How To Connect With Providers (for Coloradans Ages 70+)
Information has been provided to CDPHE by each hospital system, facility, public health agency, or provider regarding scheduling vaccination appointments. Learn More.
Vaccine Front Runners and Cost
The U.S. government's vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, are as safe as possible. Safety is a top priority while federal partners work to make COVID-19 vaccines available. Learn More.
Questions & Answers About COVID-19 Vaccine and Its Administration
- Q: How does the vaccine work? Does this vaccine contain live virus? Is it inactivated?
- A: mRNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) do not contain a live virus and do not carry a risk of causing disease. In contrast, most vaccines use weakened or inactivated versions or components of the disease-causing pathogen to stimulate the body's immune response to create antibodies.
- Q: Is the vaccine that helpful? I heard getting COVID-19 gives you better and longer immunity than the protection a vaccine can give. Can it actually make my illness worse if I do end up getting COVID-19?
- A: Both this disease and the vaccine are new. We don't know how long protection lasts for those who get infected or those who are vaccinated. What we do know is that COVID-19 has caused very serious illness and death for a lot of people. If you get COVID-19, you also risk giving it to loved ones who may get very sick. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a safer choice.
- Q: Can it actually make my illness worse if I do end up getting COVID-19?
- A: Nearly all COVID-19 vaccines being studied in the United States require two shots. The first shot starts building protection, but everyone has to come back a few weeks later for the second one to get the most protection the vaccine can offer.
- Still have questions? Visit CDPHE’s website for more detailed information regarding COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccine.
- Frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 – FAQ
- Enrollment for Vaccine providers and partners
- COVID-19 related issues and concerns – contact CDPHE for help
- Support and counseling for yourself or a loved one – contact Colorado Crisis Services