There are many options to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for anyone age 65 or over. BIPOC members continue to be the most affected by COVID-19, and without sufficient leadership or planning at the national level, local communities need to step up to get this vaccine distributed. We need to rely on our informal networks to bring this pandemic – and all that comes with it – to an end.
The most important priority is getting everyone eligible scheduled to receive a vaccine. If you or someone you know hasn’t been scheduled, we’ve listed the options of which we are aware below. If you need a ride to get your vaccine, call A Little Help who are providing support for this need at 970.541.9877.
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- UC Health – Established patients with UC Health are receiving invitations through the online portal to schedule their vaccine. The invitations are by lottery and are extremely time-limited. If you miss the window, you go back in the cue. Don’t panic if this happens to you! If you aren’t a UC Health patient, you can still get your name on this list by setting up an account at this site. UC Health vaccination hotline: 720-462-2255
- Banner Health – Banner is distributing vaccines using a form on their website, here.
- Salud – Salud has now moved exclusively to an online form – here. Spanish speakers: there is a language button on the form to move to the Spanish version; the forms on site are available in Spanish, and there will be Spanish-speaking staff at the vaccine site. Note: they do not require a Social Security Number, and immigration status does not matter.
- Kaiser – Members sign in and start here for an E-Visit and non-members can sign up here.
- Centura Health: If you are a Centura Health patient, you will receive an invitation when it is your time to receive the vaccine through MyCenturaHealth, their patient portal. Get details here.
- King Soopers Pharmacies – Some pharmacies are starting to schedule COVID vaccines. Go to the website or call 1-866-211-5320 to schedule. Don’t call the pharmacies directly as they are already overwhelmed!
- Safeway Pharmacies – The Safeway on Harmony and in Loveland on Eisenhower also are starting to have vaccines available. Follow the links for more information.
- Good Day Pharmacy – Some Good Day Pharmacy locations are currently offering vaccines, while others have vaccines arriving soon. Details posted here.
- Walmart – several Walmart pharmacies are now offering the vaccine. Get details here.
In addition, we recommend signing up with Larimer County directly so that you can be notified of vaccines as they are available.
Lists will likely get full off and on for the next few weeks. When this happens, that provider will put a hold on new reservations. They will reopen when they receive a new shipment, so if you don’t get in the first time, try again. Keep trying! Everyone who wants a vaccine WILL get a vaccine!
To ask questions (in English or Spanish) about the vaccine or vaccination sites, call the Joint Information Center at 970-498-5500 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm) or text 970-999-1770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in volunteering to help with the vaccine effort, go here.
Hang in there. You’re doing a good job. We’re getting through this together.
Original source: Foothills Unitarian Church, intended for community-wide distribution! Please pass it on!