Scientists have developed several possible vaccines to provide immunity to COVID-19. The pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna have applied for an Emergency Use Authorization with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA authorized the Pfizer vaccine for emergency use on December 11, and Colorado received the first shipment of the vaccine on December 14. The FDA authorized the Moderna vaccine for emergency use on December 18. The companies report that both vaccines are around 95% effective.
The initial supply of vaccines will be very limited and will be distributed in a swift, fair, and efficient way. To slow the spread for everyone, we need to prioritize the highest risk health care workers and Coloradans who are most at risk for getting severely sick or even dying of COVID-19.
Until the vaccine is widely available, we will all need to continue to follow critical public health protocols. Please wear a mask in public, maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others, avoid gatherings, wash your hands often, and stay home when you are sick. (From Colorado Department of Public Health Website).
Colorado Vaccine Hotline: 1-877-268-2926
How To Get a COVID-19 Vaccine
If you are a Centura Health patient, you will receive an invitation when it is your time to receive the vaccine through My CenturaHealth, their patient portal.
If you are a UCHealth patient, you will receive an invitation for an appointment through My Health Connection, their patient portal.
Even if you have never been a patient of Centura or University hospitals, you can still sign up for vaccine. Follow the corresponding links above.
South Denver Physicians has applied to be distributors of the COVID-19 vaccine. We will update this page and the business voicemail once approved. Thank you.