Update on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Colorado Joint Vaccine Task Force have asked providers to temporarily stop administering the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine based on recommendations from the FDA and CDC. The temporary halt is due to reports that six individuals in the U.S. got rare and severe blood clots after receiving the vaccine. These adverse events appear to be extremely rare. Taking a pause will allow FDA and CDC to complete their investigation and adjust recommendations as needed for providers and patients.
If you have received the J&J COVID-19 Vaccine
If you have received the J&J vaccine and develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination, please contact your health care provider. Health care providers are asked to report adverse events to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.
If you are scheduled to receive the J&J COVID-19 Vaccine
If you’re scheduled to receive the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, you will receive the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine instead, or your vaccine provider will contact you to reschedule when CDC and FDA have concluded their investigation.
If you are a provider with vaccine
Providers who already have a Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine supply should keep it and continue to maintain proper storage.
We will continue to update this page as we learn more. Please contact the Colorado Vaccine hotline at 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926) or Tri-County Health Department COVID-19 call center at 303-220-9200 if you have additional questions about the J&J vaccine.
COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility
Coloradans 16 years and older can get a COVID-19 vaccine according to the state's vaccine distribution plan. Vaccine supply remains limited at the federal level so it may take a number of weeks to get an appointment for a vaccination.
Walk-in & Drive-through Vaccination Sites
You can now get vaccinated without an appointment at three of the state’s community vaccination sites. The schedules for the three walk-in/drive-through sites:
- Ball Arena in Denver, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday - Friday. Appointments are also available.
- The Ranch Events Complex in Loveland, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Saturday. Appointments are also available.
- Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday -Monday. Appointments are also available.
Vaccinations are being offered across the metro Denver region by hundreds of vaccine providers. Check with your own healthcare provider or hospital to see if they are offering the vaccine or try these resources:
- Colorado COVID-19 Vaccine Spotter: Identifies COVID-19 vaccine appointment openings at Colorado pharmacies. Updated every minute.
- COVID-19 Vaccine Provider State Map: Map of providers who may have vaccine appointments available.
- Colorado COVID-19 Vaccine hotline: 1-877-268-2926
- Tri-County Health Department Clinics: Online scheduler to make your appointment at one of our clinic locations.
- Where to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine flyer
- Know your rights about the COVID-19 vaccine
Community Vaccination Sites
State's Community Vaccine Sites: All vaccines are free with no co-pay. The community vaccination sites ensure the COVID-19 vaccine is administered equitably and efficiently as vaccine eligibility expands.
The following providers require registration and a scheduled appointment for the vaccine. No walk-ins will be accepted.
|Vaccine Provider||Contact Information|
|Dick's Sporting Goods with Centura Health|
|Kaiser Permanente | flyer|
members e-visit | non-members
current patients | non-patients
|STRIDE Community Health Centers||303-360-6276|
|Clinica Family Health||303-650-4460|
|Salud Family Health Centers||303-697-2583|
|Lincoln Health - Arapahoe County|
|Castle Pines Vaccination Center (Former Safeway #196)|
|King Soopers/City Market Pharmacies|
|Sam's Club Pharmacy|
|Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy|