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 COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters

Wednesdays & Fridays | 10am to 4pm

Idaho Springs | Clear Creek Health & Wellness Center at 1969 Miner Street - 2nd Floor

Walk-In - appointments not required | Pre-registration Strongly Encouraged

  • Pfizer vaccines and boosters for those age 16+ (primary series and boosters when eligible)
  • Pfizer for youth aged 5 to 11 (pediatric primary series) and 12 to 15 (primary series and boosters when eligible)
  • Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines and boosters are available for those age 18+ (primary series and boosters when eligible)

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

**To find other vaccination clinics near you, visit: https://www.comassvax.org/clinic/search

For more information on COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, please proceed to the COVID-19 Vaccine Information Page.

Other Immunizations Available

  • Flu, TDAP, HEP A, and more
  • All childhood immunizations
  • Walk Ins Welcome (No Appointment or Registration Necessary) 

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.

Other Local Vaccination Clinics

Idaho Springs & Evergreen Safeway Pharmacy

Evergreen Walmart Pharmacy | 952 Swede Gulch Road

Evergreen Walgreens Pharmacy | 3510 Evergreen Parkway

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 Clinics

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

FAQs

Can my child get vaccinated?

Children aged 5 to 17 are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines.

  • 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.

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.
  • Check with your local Public Health Department to see if they offer Pfizer for kids.
    • Clear Creek County Public Health offers COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 17

For detailed information on COVID-19 Vaccinations for Teens and Children, visit: https://covid19.colorado.gov/kids-vaccines

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. An ice pack can also be applied to the area prior to receiving the vaccine to reduce pain.

Want to learn more about COVID-19?

Here are 3 short science-based public health information videos for kids & their families to learn more about COVID-19, the pandemic, and steps we can all take to stay healthy.

COVID questions_kids


Booster FAQs

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 in an eligible age group should get a booster dose six months after receiving Moderna, five months after receiving Pfizer, 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 COVID-19 boosters, visit covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-booster-eligibility

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 for immunocompromised individuals is included in their primary series (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, what now?

  • 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 HAVE BEEN VACCINATED, PLEASE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDANCE.

Additional Information and Resources

  1. COVID-19 vaccine safety, U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  2. V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker Registration
  3. COVID-19 vaccine development and planning for Colorado (CDPHE)
  4. Vaccine for Coloradans webpage (CDPHE)
  5. COVID-19 Colorado Vaccine FAQs (CDPHE)
  6. FDA COVID-19 vaccine information
  7. Moderna COVID-19 vaccine website and factsheet, and call center for questions: 1-866-MODERNA (1-866-663-3762)
  8. FDA Moderna vaccine Q&A
  9. UPDATED Janssen Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers