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KUNC is here to keep you up-to-date on the news about COVID-19 — the disease caused by the novel coronavirus — Colorado's response to its spread in our state and its impact on Coloradans.

Here's How To Get A COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment In Fort Collins, Loveland Or Greeley

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Matt Bloom
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KUNC
A vial of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine.

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Unless you’ve been living underneath a rock for the past couple months, you probably know that COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in Northern Colorado.

Right now, they’re only officially available to a portion of the population, including the following:

  • Health care workers
  • First responders
  • K-12 educators and child care workers
  • Residents age 60 and older
  • Frontline essential workers in grocery stores and agriculture
  • People age 16 to 64 with two or more high-risk health conditions.

The good news is that the group will expand as supply increases in the coming weeks.

In late March, the state will move into phase 1.B.4 of its vaccine prioritization plan. That means the following people will become eligible:

  • People 50 and older
  • Student-facing higher education faculty and staff
  • Frontline essential workers in food services, manufacturing, U.S. Postal Service, public transit and specialized transportation, public health and human services
  • Faith leaders
  • Frontline essential direct care providers for people experiencing homelessness
  • Frontline essential journalists
  • Local government officials and staff
  • State government staff
  • Adults who received a placebo during a COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial
  • People age 16-49 with one high-risk health condition

If you’re currently eligible, find out which providers in your community are offering vaccines. Colorado’s health department has created a map with exact locations.

If you’re a teacher or other type of essential worker listed in phase 1B, your employer may also be working with the local health department to get you a vaccine. Check with them before making an appointment.

The most important thing to realize is supply is still very low. That means you can’t just walk in and get an appointment anywhere. For now, you’ll probably need to get on a waitlist with a local health care provider or health department.

KUNC has compiled a list of those locations here using publicly available information. Check back for weekly updates. We’ll do our best to keep it current.

If you hear of any other locations, send us an email at matt.bloom@kunc.org

Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley and surrounding communities

Associates in Family Medicine: The provider says it “will contact patients as supplies become available. Please do not call to inquire about the vaccine. At this time, there is not enough of the COVID-19 vaccine to offer it to everyone. As we receive shipments of the vaccine, we are providing it as quickly as possible according to the state’s plan.”

Banner Health: The hospital is asking eligible residents, whether they’re patients or not, to take a survey online. Here’s the link for Larimer County residents. Here’s the link for Weld County residents. Afterwards, staff will contact you to set up an appointment.

Centura Health: Centura is scheduling vaccine appointments for current patients, according to its website. If you are an eligible patient, you’ll receive an invitation in random order through the hospital’s patient portal system.

Dale’s Pharmacy: Check the provider’s website for more information.

Estes Park Health: The hospital is asking residents to fill out Larimer County’s online sign up form.

Good Day Pharmacy: Check out the provider’s website for more information.

Kaiser Permanente: Kaiser Permanente members can visit Kaiser’s vaccine web page to complete the “COVID-19 vaccine sign up.” Upon providing your information to them, you will be placed on a first-come, first-served waitlist for the vaccine based on your eligibility.

King Soopers Pharmacy: Check the provider’s website for more information.

Larimer County Department of Health and Environment: The department is asking eligible residents to fill out this form, and a staff member will contact them to set up an appointment once one is available.

Safeway Pharmacies: According to the state’s health department, “some local public health agencies are working with their local Safeway pharmacies to help vaccinate those in phase 1A who have not yet received the vaccine. Once more vaccine supply is available, all Safeway locations in the state will be organizing vaccination clinics for groups in Phase 1B. When available, information about these clinics will be marketed in-store and through Safeway’s social media channels. To receive general updates about the COVID-19 vaccine availability from Safeway, sign up for COVID-19 information.”

Salud Family Health: Salud Family Health is asking Northern Colorado residents to register for an appointment on their website.

SCL Health: The provider is contacting patients aged 70 and older who are currently receiving care at an SCL Health facility, according to its website. If you are 70 and older and would like more information about registering for COVID-19 vaccination at a SCL Health facility, log on to SCL Health’s website or call (303) 812-2051 for details.

Sunrise Community Health: The provider is offering vaccines to current patients on an invite-only basis. Appointments are required. To make an appointment at an upcoming clinic, call (970) 346-2587 for English or other languages or (970) 346-2589 for Spanish.

UCHealth: The hospital system is scheduling appointments for current patients and non-patients. Once registered, UCHealth will enter you into a “random selection process” to receive an appointment time. Residents who are not eligible for a vaccine right now can sign up to be notified when it’s their turn to do so.

Wal-Mart: The national retailer is scheduling vaccine appointments through its website for select Colorado locations.

Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment: Weld County Health is currently contacting eligible individuals in some of the 1B category to obtain a vaccination, according to its vaccination website. As of Jan. 8, the health department is not able to provide vaccines to county residents, directing those individuals to other providers.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has also launched a new call center for the public to ask questions specifically about the COVID-19 vaccine. Beginning Feb. 1, hours will extend to 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The new toll-free number is 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926).

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