Vaccine FAQs


I’m 70 years or older – how do I get my vaccine?

We do not currently have appointments available for individuals 70 and older. All other vaccine providers, including hospitals, pharmacies, and clinics, are focused on vaccinating individuals 70 and older. Find a list of vaccine providers here or call CO HELP at 303.389.1687. Follow the instructions given by each organization listed to make an appointment. If there are no listed appointments then all the appointments are full and you must check back the next week when more appointments are opened. It is important to maintain social distancing and wear your mask to appointments.

How many COVID-19 vaccines is Colorado receiving?

Colorado is currently receiving about 70,000 vaccines a week.

How are the vaccines being allocated?

Vaccine allocations are being distributed proportionately based on county population. At this time, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is making all vaccine allocation decisions due to a limited number of available doses and a short turnaround time between when doses are available in the vaccine ordering system and when orders are required to be placed. We anticipate that vaccine allocation may shift to the local level. Enrolled providers are able to communicate directly with the state on anticipated needs; however, there are a limited number of doses available each week.

Who is eligible for vaccine at this time?

Colorado is currently vaccinating eligible Coloradans for Phase 1A and Phase 1B.1 and 1B.2. After all of Phase 1 is complete, we will proceed with Phases 2 and 3.

  • 1A – High risk health care workers, Long-term care facility staff and residents
  • 1B.1 – People age 70+, moderate-risk health care workers, and first responders
  • 1B.2 - People age 65-69, pre-K-12 educators and child care workers in licensed child care programs, and continuity of state government

Do I need to be a U.S. citizen to get the vaccine?

You do not need to be a U.S. citizen, and you will not need to prove lawful presence to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado. Further, public health will never share your information for any immigration or law enforcement purposes.

I’m an essential worker – how do I get my vaccine?

Essential workers will be vaccinated in Phase 1B after health care workers, EMS, firefighters, police, COVID-19 response personnel, correctional workers, funeral services, and individuals 70 and older. According to the state’s public health order, essential workers include frontline workers, state government workers, andfrontline journalists.

What is the timeline for Phases 1A and 1B?

The current timeline and estimated number of persons statewide in each category is as follows:

  • 1A – High risk health care workers (Dec/Jan) 76,000
  • 1A – Long-term care facility staff and residents (Dec/Jan/Feb) 121,000
  • 1B – Moderate risk health care workers and First Responders(Jan/Feb) 125,000
  • 1B – People age 70+ (Jan/Feb) 562,000
  • 1B – Frontline essential workers 628,000 (We anticipate this to start by March 2021)
  • 1B – Essential officials from executive, legislative and judicial branches of state government.
  • 1B – Essential frontline journalists.

What phase are we in right now?

Colorado is still in phase 1 of the vaccine plan. Vaccines are being administered to healthcare workers in phase 1A and 1B, individuals 65 years and older .

I’m not included in phase 1 – when will I get my vaccine?

  • Vaccinations in phase 2 are expected to begin in the Spring of 2021. Phase 3 is expected to begin in the Summer of 2021. 
  • Vaccination for essential workers is expected to begin in March. Continue to check our vaccine page for more updates at

How do I become a vaccine provider?

The state is enrolling all vaccine providers. For more information visit the state’s website.