Given the limited supply of vaccines, they are being distributed in a phased process, with people at high risk of infection or severe disease inoculated first. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has created a system to guide distribution of the vaccine. Each state has then fine-tuned these to the needs of their state, which falls to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) in Colorado. Take our quiz or see the chart below to see if you are currently eligible for vaccination in Colorado.
View Colorado's distribution plan for the COVID-19 vaccine
Asthma, cancer (currently receiving treatment or had treatment within the last month), cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain), chronic kidney disease, COPD, cystic fibrosis, diabetes (types 1 and 2), disabilities that require direct care at home, disabilities that prevent mask-wearing, Down syndrome, heart failure, cardiomyopathies or coronary heart disease, severe heart valve or congenital heart disease), HIV, hypertension/high blood pressure, immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from a blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiency, liver disease, neurologic conditions (such as dementia), obesity (BMI of 30 or more), pregnancy, pulmoniary fibrosis, sickle cell disease, solid organ transplant, thalassemia (a type of blood disorder), use of corticosteroids or other immune-weakening medicines
This includes individuals who have direct contact with COVID-19 patients for 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period, long term care facility staff, health care workers with less direct contact with COVID-19 patients, such as home health, hospice, pharmacy, dental, etc., and EMS.
(Note: Legislative branch members have already received access to vaccine.)
(This includes full-time and substitute teachers, bus, food, counselors, administrative, safety and other support services offered inside the school, as well as all student-facing staff in higher education.)
You are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn about the two-dose vaccine and schedule appointments.
Please see the CDPHE published distribution plan to learn more about when you may be eligible.
This quiz was last updated to reflect changes to the State’s guidelines that go into effect on April 2, 2021 with the addition of Phase 2, the general public. Coloradans now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine are those age 16 and older for the Pfizer vaccine and 18 and older for the Moderna vaccine.
Beginning April 2, guidelines move into Phase 2 of the CDPHE vaccine distribution plan, which is the general public. Coloradans now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine are those age 16 and older for the Pfizer vaccine and 18 and older for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
Appointments for COVID-19 vaccines are now available for online booking as supply allows, following Colorado’s state-guided phases of vaccination.
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If you are not a patient, you can add yourself to the Vaccine Wait List for members of the public here. If you are a patient, you are already on our patient list.
Learn more about COVID-19 and how it affects specific health conditions in these printable patient education materials.
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