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How Coloradans 65+ can get in line for the COVID-19 vaccine

People over age 65 will be eligible Feb. 8. But you can't just show up, and appointments in some places are going fast.

DENVER — Gov. Jared Polis (D-Colorado) announced on Jan. 29 that the state will start vaccinating those age 65 and older on Feb. 8.

The change will fall in with current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Polis said they're able to expand those eligible now because the state is getting more vaccine doses and has successfully vaccinated 90% of healthcare workers in Phase 1A.

Polis said educators will also be eligible on Feb. 8, but said the state is still on track to vaccinate 70% of those over 70 by the end of February.

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) said in a news conference it expects half of people 70 and older will get their shot through a hospital. Now that those over 65 are also eligible, they should follow the same process.

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Below is the vaccine information for major hospital providers, as well as counties that are rolling out vaccine clinics of their own. 

The state said it will update this site with information as more providers come online. They also added a map where residents can find vaccine providers in their area.

UCHealth

UCHealth is using My Health Connection, its online patient portal, to communicate with patients. Current patients who don't have an account can sign up for one here. 

The hospital said it is selecting eligible patients at random and notifying them to make an appointment to receive their shot. UCHealth said non-patients can sign up on its website to be a part of that random selection process. The hospital said it’s working on ways for people to sign up that do not require an internet connection.

Click here for the latest vaccine information from UCHealth.

A vaccine hotline has also been set up. That number is 720-462-2255

Denver Health

Denver Health is working to contact and make appointments for patients who currently receive care at a Denver Health facility and who have received care there within the last three years. 

Signing up for a MyChart account will make it a quicker process to get scheduled, according to the hospital.

Patients can learn how to sign up by clicking here.

You can also call 303-436-7000.

Centura Health

Centura patients should receive an invitation when it is their time to receive a vaccine through the MyCenturaHealth patient portal. 

The invitations will be sent based on the state's tiered system starting with those patients who are 70 and older. 

Appointments are required and no walk-in vaccines will be accommodated.

> Visit here to find more information from Centura Health.

Centura also has a vaccine hotline. That number is 866-414-1562

Banner Health System

There are five facilities in Colorado and patients should check with their facility to see when they're eligible and then schedule an appointment online.

Center Summit View in Weld County

Fort Collins Lady Moon in Larimer County

Banner Family Medicine- Brush in Morgan County

Banner Health Family Care Clinic in Logan County

Kaiser Permanente

For Kaiser Permanente members (and non-members in eligible 1A and 1B categories), visit Kaiser Permanente’s vaccine webpage to complete the “COVID-19 vaccine sign up.” 

Upon providing your information, you will be placed on a first-come, first-served waitlist for the vaccine based on your eligibility. 

Nonmembers who are eligible can sign up by visiting here

Kaiser Permanente is administering the vaccine at 13 locations along the Front Range. They include:

  • Aurora Centrepoint Medical Offices
  • Briargate Medical Offices
  • Highlands Ranch Medical Offices
  • Lakewood Medical Offices
  • Lone Tree Medical Offices
  • Longmont Medical Offices
  • Loveland Medical Offices
  • Parker Medical Offices
  • Pueblo North Medical Offices
  • Rock Creek Medical Offices
  • Skyline Medical Offices
  • Westminster Medical Offices
  • Wheat Ridge Medical Offices

After signing up, no further action will be needed as Kaiser Permanente will reach out by phone, email, or text once the person is in an eligible phase and vaccine supply is available.

People who are not in the current eligible phase can also use the online option to be placed on the waitlist. 

Coloradans can also call Kaiser Permanente’s COVID-19 Interactive Voice Response (IVR) line at 1-844-951-1932 to be put on the list.

Vail Health

Visit Vail Health’s website to make an appointment and see their clinic schedule.

Boulder Community Health

Boulder Community Health is contacting current patients age 70 and older on an ongoing basis to encourage them to schedule a vaccination. 

Next, they will be opening up vaccinations to 70+ patients of affiliated and community providers. Based on current vaccine supplies, it will take several weeks to vaccinate every patient age 70 and older. They ask for their community’s patience during this extended process.

A hotline has been set up that is operated Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The phone number is 303-415-7777. Interpreters will be available to assist callers if needed.

Pitkin County

The Pitkin County Health Department said the first appointments for people 70 and older to receive their shot will be set for this weekend. The department is working with Aspen Valley Health Center to administer the vaccines. 

At least 5,266 people of various ages have signed up to get vaccinated so far, the department said. They believe there are 2,300 Pitkin County residents 70 and older, and of those, the department said 1,300 have registered. Of the people who have signed up and meet the criteria, 100 will be selected at random for appointments this weekend. 

Visit the health department’s website to register and learn more.

SCL Health 

The hospital system is currently contacting patients over 70 who are currently receiving care from an SCL Health facility. 

An SCL Health spokesperson said it may take several weeks to vaccinate everyone 70 or older. 

An appointment is required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at SCL Health and walk-up vaccinations are not available. Call 303-812-2051 for more information or go to sclhealth.org/covidvaccine

They've also now set up a hotline. That number is 1-833-762-0141

Summit County

Summit County has been running appointment-based drive-thru vaccine clinics since last month. Summit County residents in Phase 1A and the first part of Phase 1B can sign up for an appointment on the county’s website. Appointments fill up fast - they do not have any available as of Thursday night. The county is asking people to sign up for SC Alerts to get a notification when registration reopens each week.

RELATED: Summit County begins vaccinating 70+ population through drive-through clinics

People in the second part of Phase 1B are not expected to start receiving their shots until the beginning of March. That includes essential workers like teachers, grocery store workers, USPS carriers and others.

RELATED: Teachers, frontline workers now after people over 70 on Colorado's vaccination timeline

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