COVID-19 Vaccine Information and Safety
All Coloradans age 6 months and up (depending on vaccine brand) are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine! Don't delay - find a vaccine near you. To see Broomfield's progress in getting residents vaccinated, visit the COVID-19 Vaccination Data dashboard.
|Pfizer||Moderna||Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)|
|Eligible Populations||Everyone age 6 months+||Everyone age 6 months+||Certain individuals age 18 +|
|Approval||Full FDA Approval for 16+ ; Emergency Use Authorization for age 15 and younger||Full FDA Approval for 18+; Emergency Use Authorization for age 17 and younger||Emergency Use Authorization|
Are kids eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine?
COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months and older have been approved and appointments are available! This means that everyone age 6 months and older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.
Do I need a third dose or booster shot?
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has recommended additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for certain immunocompromised individual, and booster doses for everyone age 5 and older. Read who qualifies and timing information from the CDC.
How much will it cost?
For the public: Vaccine providers will not be allowed to charge individuals for the vaccine. Providers will also not be allowed to turn someone away because of their inability to pay or medical coverage status.
For providers: Most public and private insurance companies will cover any administration fees so there is no cost to get vaccinated. If this is not the case, or if someone does not have health insurance, providers may seek reimbursement through the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund.
What will I be asked to provide?
You may be asked for insurance information. This is solely for the vaccine provider to coordinate with insurance to receive reimbursement - you will not be charged. If you do not have insurance, you do not have to provide this information. You may be asked for your name, date of birth, phone number and address, and sometimes race and ethnicity. This information is only for data collection purposes.
You do not need to be a U.S. citizen, and you will not need to prove lawful presence to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado. The Department of Homeland Security announced that vaccination sites will be considered sensitive locations. This means that ICE will not carry out enforcement activities at or near vaccination sites.
I already had COVID-19. Do I still need to be vaccinated?
Yes, you should be vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19. That’s because experts do not yet know how long you are protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19. Even if you have already recovered from COVID-19, it is possible that you could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 again. Learn more about why getting vaccinated is a safer way to build protection than getting infected.
I already had COVID-19 and received treatment for it. Do I still need to be vaccinated?
How is Broomfield ensuring equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines?
Broomfield Public Health and Environment has developed a plan to drive localized efforts regarding equitable approaches to vaccine distribution in the Broomfield community. The plan is rooted in community engagement principles that harness the strengths of local partners, and builds trust with the community. The plan will be routinely reviewed and adapted to be responsive to the needs and input of the community.
The primary strategies are:
- Use data to inform targeted approaches
- Activate new and existing partnerships to promote equity and address barriers to access
- Ongoing efforts to provide information and build trust through responsive approaches
These strategies will be evaluated on an ongoing basis to ensure that all of Broomfield's residents are able to access the COVID-19 vaccine.
Watch Frequently Asked Vaccine Questions hosted by Rachel from Collectiva and Corina from Chamba App, with answers provided by Broomfield Public Health nurse Brie Goodman and epidemiologist Marco Celada. These FAQs are in English and Spanish.