COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I get a vaccination appointment?
Any Colorado resident 5 and older has many options to receive the COVID-19 vaccine:
- Sign up with your healthcare provider.
- Contact Denver Health at 303-436-7000. View Denver Health locations.
- Check the City of Denver’s vaccination website for community clinics.
- Call the City’s COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 877-CO VAX CO (877-268-2926).
- Contact your neighborhood pharmacy.
- Find other providers in Colorado through the State’s website.
- For students ages 5 and older, contact our School-Based Health Centers at 303-602-8958.
Do I need to pay for a vaccine?
No. Vaccines are free to all eligible individuals. You will need to provide your personal health insurance information in order to sign up for an appointment. This will allow the provider to bill your health insurance for the cost of administering the vaccine. The vaccine is free to you. You will not be charged personally for the vaccine by either the provider or your health insurance.
Where can I find out more about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines?
Do I need to use sick or vacation time for my vaccination appointment? What if I feel sick and need to take time off after vaccination?
- All staff will receive their normal pay for their vaccination day, and do not need to request time off in the system to attend the appointment.
- When entering your time in TruePay to account for receiving your vaccine:
- Salaried/exempt staff will use the default “Regular Elapsed” designation;
- Hourly or salaried/non-exempt staff will need to designate their vaccination time as “Non Worked Approved’ time.
- If staff need time off due to vaccine-related symptoms, they must use their leave accruals, such as sick, vacation, personal time or sick leave bank.
What was the Denver Public Health and Environment Public Health Order? Is it still in effect?
Mayor Michael Hancock and the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment released a public health order on Aug. 2, 2021, that included requirements on COVID-19 vaccinations. That order expires on March 5, 2022. At that time, COVID vaccines will not be mandated for staff; new hires will not be required to show proof of vaccination, and boosters will not be required.
Do I need to share my vaccination status with DPS?
No; after March 5, 2022, employees do not need to notify DPS regarding their vaccination status.