COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Clear Creek County Public Health offers free, weekly walk-in community vaccination clinics. See below for details and additional vaccine information.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH PROVIDES FREE COVID-19 VACCINES & BOOSTERS updated 12/04/21

WHEN? WEDNESDAYS | 10am to 4pm | Walk-In - no appointments needed | Pre-registration strongly encouraged

WHERE? Idaho Springs | Clear Creek Health & Wellness Center - 2nd Floor | 1969 Miner Street, 80452

  • Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines and boosters are available at no cost for those age 18+
  • As of December 1st, CC Public Health no longer carries the adult Pfizer vaccine for those age 12+
  • Pediatric doses of Pfizer vaccines are available at no cost for those age 5 to 11

Moderna boosters are recommended at least 6 months after the second dose.  J & J boosters are recommended at least 2 months after the first dose.  According to the FDA and CDC, it safe to "mix & match" vaccine brands.  

To reduce wait time  at vaccine clinics, PRE-REGISTRATION IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED:

  • Pre-register at: https://www.comassvax.org/clinic/search – enter CLEAR CREEK in the LOCATION box – do not enter any other information or check any boxes – and then click the SEARCH button; there is no need to enter any other information.  Find the clinic you're interested in and self-register. 
  • If this is your second dose or booster, please bring your vaccine card!

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions and/or have transportation or mobility issues that are keeping you from getting vaccinated, please call our PUBLIC HEALTH COVID INFORMATION LINE at 303-670-7528 for assistance and a member of our Public Health team will respond as quickly as possible.rev62_week of DEC 8, 2021 - HEALTHY for the HOLIDAYS - VAX and TESTING FLYER-page-0-1

OTHER LOCAL VACCINATION OPTIONS:

Idaho Springs & Evergreen Safeway Pharmacy

Drop-in or self-schedule appointments at: https://www.mhealthappointments.com/covidappt

Evergreen Walmart Pharmacy | 952 Swede Gulch Road

Self-schedule an appointment at: https://www.walmart.com/cp/immunizations-flu-shots/1228302

Evergreen Walgreens Pharmacy | 3510 Evergreen Parkway

Self-schedule an appointment at: https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19/location-screening

Evergreen Fire & Rescue | 1802 Bergen Parkway 

  • Appointment is required - call: (303) 239-7000, Option 1, to be scheduled.
  • DO NOT call EFR for an appointment.

OTHER STATEWIDE VACCINATION OPTIONS:

To find other vaccination clinics in Colorado, visit:  https://covid19.colorado.gov/for-coloradans/vaccine/where-can-i-get-vaccinated

ANSWERS TO COVID-19 BOOSTER & VACCINE FAQs - 11/22/21

INFORMATION ABOUT PEDIATRIC VACCINES 

Kids aged 5 to 11 can now get the COVID vaccine and be better protected over the holidays

Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the Emergency Use Authorization of the Pfizer vaccine to age 5. Now children aged 5 to 17 are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also approved the use of the Pfizer vaccine in this younger population.

  • COVID-19 vaccines went through clinical trials and an approval process to ensure they met FDA standards for safety and effectiveness. 
  • Clinical trials showed the Pfizer vaccine is safe and 91% effective in this age group.
  • The dose for younger children is one-third of the dose for adults and adolescents.

Vaccines are the safest, most effective way to slow the spread of COVID-19 and help avoid the worst outcomes -- severe illness, hospitalization, and death -- among those who do become infected. Getting vaccinated means kids can look forward to holiday activities, participate in extracurricular activities, have fewer interruptions to in-person learning, and see family and friends without worrying as much about getting COVID-19 or having to quarantine and miss out.

There are many options for where your child can get vaccinated: 

  • Ask your child’s health care provider if they offer COVID-19 vaccines in their office. 
  • Ask your child’s school if they plan to host COVID-19 vaccine clinics; Clear Creek schools are. 
  • Check with your local Public Health Department to see if they offer Pfizer for kids; Clear Creek Public Health does:

https://www.clearcreekcounty.us/1295/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information

Tips for your child’s appointment 

There are several ways you can help calm your child during their COVID-19 vaccine appointment, such as reading stories, watching videos, reassuring your child, and answering their questions. Ask your child’s doctor any questions you may have or for any advice you need. 

After your child is vaccinated against COVID-19, celebrate your child’s success and reward them for taking an important step in keeping themselves and others safe and healthy.  Let your child know that side effects are common. Their body is learning and practicing how to fight COVID. Talk with your child and help them understand that they will need two doses of the vaccine to keep them safe and healthy. 

Get the facts and find vaccine providers that offer Pfizer vaccines for children by visiting: 

https://covid19.colorado.gov/kids-vaccines

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BOOSTERS

Why are boosters recommended?

The state of Colorado continues to have a steady increase in COVID cases.  Booster doses provide extra protection from COVID-19. A booster dose will help increase immunity levels and protect those who are most at risk.  A booster dose can also improve protection against the Delta variant.  Boosters are recommended because vaccine effectiveness varies by vaccine product and may decrease over time.  A booster dose can help protect you, your family, and your community from COVID-19.   Clear Creek County Public Health offers vaccines and boosters: https://www.clearcreekcounty.us/1295/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information 

Who should get a booster and when?

Anyone 18 years and older should get a booster dose six months after receiving either Pfizer or Moderna and two months after receiving the J&J vaccine. There are more than  seventeen hundred vaccine providers across Colorado, including Clear Creek County Public Health.

Do I have to get the same brand as my first dose(es)?

No, you can get any authorized vaccine for your COVID-19 booster. CDC and the FDA have authorized a “mix and match” strategy for boosters -- you don’t need to get the same type of vaccine as your initial doses. For example, if you received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine for your first dose, you would be able to get a booster dose of Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson. 

How much do boosters cost?  

Boosters are free and no identification, proof of insurance, or medical history is required. Providers should not ask you to pay for a booster dose or any other administrative costs, even if you don’t have health insurance. If a vaccine provider is demanding payment, you can report them by completing the following form: covid19.colorado.gov/VaccineConcerns or you can call 1-877-COVAXCO (1-877-268-2926).  

What do I need bring to my vaccination appointment?

  • You do not need  to provide any form of ID or insurance information.
  • If this is your second dose or booster, you should bring your original COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card.
  • Please arrive wearing a mask to keep staff safe.

If possible, bring your original vaccination card to your appointment so that your provider can fill in the information about your second dose or booster dose.  If you have lost or misplaced your COVID vaccination card, you can get your immunization record through the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS) Public Portal or the myColorado app. 

For more information on boosters, visit covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-booster-eligibility

DON’T WAIT, VACCINATE; BOOSTERS NOW AVAILABLE FOR ALL ELIGIBLE COLORADANS

Every eligible Coloradan can now get the safe and effective COVID-19 booster in order to  protect themselves, their families and overall public health. 

All Coloradans who are eligible and have not yet received any vaccine are urged to get one immediately.  All Coloradans age 5 and up are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine

As winter holidays and vacation timelines quickly approach, CDPHE reminds Coloradans to get their COVID-19 vaccinations in time to achieve the greatest protection against the virus that causes COVID-19 prior to holiday gatherings. Vaccinations are the best  way for Coloradans to protect themselves, families, and communities from COVID-19.

For more information on vaccine development: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/distributing/steps-ensure-safety.html

Are ADDITIONAL DOSES of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended?

The CDC recommends a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for moderate to severe immunocompromised individuals who meet the eligibility criteria and have completed the two-shot series of Pfizer or Moderna.

This third dose is not considered a booster -- it is an additional dosage needed to raise the level of immunity in immunocompromised systems to full capacity. The third vaccine dose is recommended at least 28 days after the second dose.

I GOT VACCINATED, AM I GOOD TO GO?

  • Getting vaccinated helps strengthen your body’s ability to fight against the virus.  It does not guarantee that you won’t get infected with COVID-19. 
  • You can catch COVID in between doses and even after being fully vaccinated (breakthrough cases).  
  • If you contract the virus after getting vaccinated, your symptoms will most likely be less severe than if you were not vaccinated. 
  • It takes two weeks after receiving your second dose (or the single dose of  J&J) for your immune system to reach peak efficacy.
  • If you've had COVID-19, you can catch it again.  Getting the vaccine is recommended.
  • EVEN AFTER YOU'RE VACCINATED, PLEASE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDANCE.

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