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 PUBLIC HEALTH VACCINATION CLINICS
Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines available at no cost for those age 18+
WHEN? WEDNESDAYS | 10am to 2pm | Walk-In - no appointments needed
WHERE? Idaho Springs | NEW LOCATION - Clear Creek Collaborative Care Center at 1969 Miner Street - 2nd Floor
NOTE: Services previously offered at the CLEAR CREEK RESOURCE CENTER will now be based out of the Collaborative Care Center.
To reduce wait time at vaccine clinics:
- Pre-register at: https://www.comassvax.org/clinic/search – enter CLEAR CREEK COUNTY in the LOCATION box and then click the SEARCH button. Find the clinic you're interested in and self-register.
OTHER LOCAL VACCINATION OPTIONS:
Idaho Springs & Evergreen Safeway Pharmacy
Pfizer vaccine available; drop-in or self-schedule appointments at: https://www.mhealthappointments.com/covidappt
Self-schedule an appointment at: https://www.walmart.com/cp/immunizations-flu-shots/1228302
Evergreen Walgreens Pharmacy | 3510 Evergreen Parkway
Pfiizer vaccine available. Self-schedule an appointment at: https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19/location-screening
Evergreen Fire & Rescue | 1802 Bergen Parkway
- Monday afternoons and Thursdays
- Appointment is required
- You must 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
Call our PUBLIC HEALTH/COVID INFO LINE at 303-670-7528 | Staffed Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30pm
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO THE VACCINATION CLINIC?
- We do not need you to provide any form of ID or insurance information.
- Please arrive wearing a mask to keep our staff safe.
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 get get 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.
ARE ADDITIONAL DOSES OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE NOW RECOMMENDED?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (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-BioNTech (Pfizer) or Moderna. This third dose, preferably the same brand as the first two doses, is not considered a booster, it is needed to raise the level of immunity in immunocompromised systems to full capacity. This third vaccine dose is recommended at least 28 days after the second dose.
ARE BOOSTER SHOTS NOW RECOMMENDED?
Full FDA approval is expected later in September for booster shots for those who are 8 months out from their second dose of the two-shot series of Pfizer or Moderna.
WHAT BRANDS OF THE VACCINE ARE FULLY APPROVED FOR WHAT AGES?
The Pfizer vaccine received full U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for those aged 16 and above. Pfizer is available for those aged 12 to 15 under FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).
Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (J & J) continue to be administered to those aged 18 and older under the FDA’s EUA, with Moderna‘s full FDA approval expected in September. J&J has not yet submitted for full FDA approval.
Clinical trials are still underway to determine vaccination doses and approval for those under the age of 11. To assure product safety and effectiveness, the FDA regulatory and approval process includes extensive clinical trials, thorough reviews of data, and facility inspections to assure consistent production.
All federally authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and help protect from severe illness. For more information on vaccine development: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/distributing/steps-ensure-safety.html
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Additional Information and Resources
- COVID-19 vaccine safety, U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker Registration
- COVID-19 vaccine development and planning for Colorado (CDPHE)
- Vaccine for Coloradans webpage (CDPHE)
- COVID-19 Colorado Vaccine FAQs (CDPHE)
- FDA COVID-19 vaccine information
- Moderna COVID-19 vaccine website and factsheet, and call center for questions: 1-866-MODERNA (1-866-663-3762)
- FDA Moderna vaccine Q&A
- UPDATED Janssen Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers