Colorado COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ 
Colorado COVID-19 Vaccine hotline 1-877-268-2926

Booster doses
You should get a booster dose if you:

  • Are 65 years old or older.
  • Live in a long-term care facility.
  • Are 18 to 64 years old and at high risk of severe COVID-19.
  • Are 18 to 64 years old and at high risk because of where you live or work. For example, if you live in a college dorm with lots of other students or you work at a grocery store where you are in contact with many people every day, you may be considered high risk.
  • You received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for your initial dose.

Colorado’s prevalence of COVID-19 makes the state a high-risk place to live and work. Anyone who is 18+ who would like a booster and is six months past their initial series of an mRNA vaccine or two months past a J&J vaccine should make a plan to get one or discuss with their doctor.  For additional information on boosters please visit

Looking for a vaccine appointment for a 5- to 11-year-old?
Some providers are taking advance COVID-19 vaccine appointments for children aged 5 to 11. The vaccine is expected to be available for this age group in the first week of November. Click here for a list of providers taking advance appointments for children.  Beginning Friday, Nov.  5, CDPHE is partnering with Children’s Hospital Colorado to offer vaccine clinics for children aged 5 to 11. Find clinic dates and sign up for an appointment in advance.  Many more providers will start taking COVID-19 vaccine appointments for children aged 5 to 11 following an official recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  You may also check with your child’s pediatrician.

Vaccine Information
Anyone age 12 years and older can get vaccinated. All COVID-19 vaccines are free. Insurance or identification are not needed. You can walk-in or make an appointment at most places.

If you are looking for a specific vaccine product, you can sort by product at or text your zip code to 438829. There is also the COVID-19 Community Mobile Vaccination Bus going into communities and find additional locations on the state’s webpage.

If you have questions about any of the vaccine clinics in Colorado, call the state’s vaccine hotline at 877-CO VAX CO (877-268-2926). The hotline is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Flu Shots & COVID-19 Vaccines

Flu and COVID-19 vaccines can be given at the same time. If you plan to get a COVID-19 vaccine soon, consider getting your flu shot at the same time.

Douglas County Fairgrounds FREE Drive-Up COVID Vaccination Site (upper parking lot).  

Free Drive-Up COVID Vaccines and Booster shots at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Drive in Castle Rock. No insurance or photo ID is required.  For additional information visit 

Castle Pines (old Safeway location) – Covid Vaccine and *Boosters

The old Safeway location in Castle Pines, 560 Castle Pines Parkway opened for COVID-19 vaccinations (1st, 2nd, and 3rd doses).  The clinic at this site will also offer flu and other miscellaneous vaccines. Pediatric doses and booster doses are also available at this location.

Visit to make an appointment.  Clinic dates are Thursday, Friday and  Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Walkins are welcome, but appointments are recommended.

Where can I get a vaccine in Douglas County?

Vaccinations are being offered throughout Douglas County by various providers and appointments are readily available and many providers are now accepting walk-ins. Vaccines are free to anyone and while providers may ask for health insurance or identification information it is not required to receive a vaccine.

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