Understandably, our residents have questions about COVID-19 vaccines and getting on a list to receive one. The City of Arvada is not a distributor of the vaccine; however, we are supporting residents by guiding them to the authoritative sources for vaccine distribution. Please note: State and local public health agencies are encouraging residents to make an appointment now if possible, but it may take several weeks to get the vaccine because supply is very limited. The rate at which providers are able to vaccinate Coloradans aged 65+ depends on the federal supply of vaccines.
Are you over age 65 and having difficulty getting on a vaccine list? We understand that the process can be challenging, especially for those not comfortable using online registration systems. The best option is to reach out to someone you trust to help guide you through the process. Another option is to reach out to the Colorado Department of Public Health. They have a phone line (877-268-2926) to help connect people to vaccines.
Colorado Department of Public Health (CDPHE)
CDPHE is the central resource for information about the COVID-19 vaccine from a statewide perspective. Their website is updated regularly with new information from CDPHE and the Governor’s Office. The Vaccine for Coloradans webpage details the State’s phased approach to vaccine distribution. View an overview of the vaccine distribution phases below with the estimated start date. Individuals currently eligible for vaccination at this time are in bold.
- Phase 1A – High risk health care workers
- Phase 1B.1 – People age 70+, moderate risk health care workers, and first responders
- Phase 1B.2 – People age 65-69, PreK-12 educators and child care workers, and continuity of state government
- Phase 1B.3 – Beginning March 5, people age 60-64; people with two or more chronic health conditions; and grocery store and agricultural processing workers
- Phase 1B.4 – Beginning March 21, people 50 and older; higher education faculty and staff; food service/restaurant workers; postal workers; manufacturing; transportation workers; public health and human services workers; faith leaders; frontline essential journalists; local government; adults who received a placebo during a COVID-19 vaccine trial; and people 16-49 with one high-risk health condition
- Phase 2 – General public, no date set yet
CDPHE hosts a list of vaccine providers if you are in a group that is currently eligible. Each provider has a webpage and phone number that are available to sign up. The providers are listed by county alphabetically. You will see vaccine providers in Adams County at the top of the list. Continue scrolling down the page to view vaccine providers in Jefferson County.
CDPHE also provides a call center for the public to ask questions specifically about the COVID-19 vaccine. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The toll-free number is 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926). Vaccine call center staff are trained to answer COVID-19 vaccine-related questions, provide information about vaccine providers across the state, and give general information about COVID-19. Operators are available to answer calls and can provide information in multiple languages. The 1-877-268-2926 number is the go-to for vaccine-related questions for the general public.
Local Public Health Agencies
Local public health agencies are part of the larger health and medical system that is working to distribute the vaccine to priority groups. The two local public health agencies covering Arvada are Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) and Tri-County Health Department (TCHD).
Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH)
JCPH has launched its COVID-19 vaccine call center at 303-239-7000. Please press option 1 for general vaccine info, eligibility information, provider locations and more.
If you would like to receive email or text alerts related to COVID-19 from JCPH in English or Spanish, including updates on the vaccine, view the “Jeffco COVID-19 Alerts” or “Alertas Jeffco COVID-19 – Español" webpage.
As a resident of Jefferson County, visit their COVID-19 vaccine webpage for the most up-to-date information.
Tri-County Health Department (TCHD)
(for Arvadans who live east of Sheridan in Adams County)
As a resident of TCHD visit their COVID-19 vaccine webpage for the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 vaccine.
You may also sign up for their weekly COVID-19 update newsletter for the latest information from TCHD.
We are proactively engaging with the health agencies and other organizations to ensure we have the latest information to share with our residents:
- Members of the City Council regularly represent the City as part of regional meetings;
- Our Community Resilience Coordinator collaborates with state and local emergency management groups; and
- Our City Manager participates in weekly meetings with other local city and county managers.
Public health agencies have indicated that it will take some time for everyone to be vaccinated, and the City urges residents to continue to wear masks, wash your hands and watch your distance, and to follow other health guidelines throughout the process.
Please reach out to COVIDresponse@arvada.org with any additional questions.
- by City Manager