COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Clear Creek County Public Health offers free, weekly walk-in community vaccination clinics. See below for details and additional vaccine information.
When: Walk-in Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Clear Creek Health & Wellness Center at 1969 Miner Street (2nd Floor), Idaho Springs
Walk-In - appointments not required | Pre-registration strongly encouraged
To reduce wait time at vaccine clinics, pre registration is encouraged:
- Click here to pre-register Other Immunizations AvailableQuestions?Other Local Vaccination ClinicsOther Statewide Vaccination ClinicsFAQsBooster FAQs
- You do not need to provide any form of I.D. or insurance information.
- If this is your second dose or booster, please bring your vaccine card!
- To find other vaccination clinics near you, click here.
If you have any questions and/or have transportation or mobility issues that are keeping you from getting vaccinated, please call our PUBLIC HEALTH COVID INFORMATION LINE at 303-670-7528 for assistance and a member of our Public Health team will respond as quickly as possible.
Other Local Vaccination Clinics
Safeway: 2425 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
- Ages 12 and up, Pfizer only.
- Click here for more information or to make an appointment
Other Statewide Vaccination Clinics
If you have any questions and/or have transportation or mobility issues that are keeping you from getting vaccinated, please call our PUBLIC HEALTH COVID INFORMATION LINE at 303-670-7528 for assistance, and a member of our Public Health team will respond as quickly as possible.
Clear Creek County also offers a free bus service, the Roundabout. Click here to see the bus schedule or for more information.
Can my child get vaccinated?
Children aged 6 months and up are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines.
- COVID-19 vaccines went through clinical trials and an approval process to ensure they met FDA standards for safety and effectiveness.
There are many options for where your child can get vaccinated:
- Ask your child’s health care provider if they offer COVID-19 vaccines in their office
- Check with your local Public Health Department to see if they offer Pfizer for kids
- The Health and Wellness Center offers COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6 months and up
Tips for your child’s appointment
There are several ways you can help calm your child during their COVID-19 vaccine appointment, such as reading stories, watching videos, reassuring your child, and answering their questions. Ask your child’s doctor any questions you may have or for any advice you need. An ice pack can also be applied to the area prior to receiving the vaccine to reduce pain.
Want to learn more about COVID-19?
Here are 3 short science-based public health information videos for kids & their families to learn more about COVID-19, the pandemic, and steps we can all take to stay healthy.
Why are boosters recommended?
The state of Colorado continues to have a steady increase in COVID cases. Booster doses provide extra protection from COVID-19. A booster dose will help increase immunity levels and protect those who are most at risk. A booster dose can also improve protection against the Delta variant. Boosters are recommended because vaccine effectiveness varies by vaccine product and may decrease over time. A booster dose can help protect you, your family, and your community from COVID-19. Clear Creek County Public Health offers vaccines and boosters, learn more here.
Who should get a booster and when?
Anyone in an eligible age group should get a booster dose six months after receiving Moderna, five months after receiving Pfizer, and two months after receiving the J&J vaccine. There are more than 1,700 vaccine providers across Colorado, including Clear Creek County Public Health.
Do I have to get the same brand as my first dose(es)?
No, you can get any authorized vaccine for your COVID-19 booster. CDC and the FDA have authorized a “mix and match” strategy for boosters -- you don’t need to get the same type of vaccine as your initial doses. For example, if you received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine for your first dose, you would be able to get a booster dose of Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson.
How much do boosters cost?
Boosters are free and no identification, proof of insurance, or medical history is required. Providers should not ask you to pay for a booster dose or any other administrative costs, even if you don’t have health insurance. If a vaccine provider is demanding payment, you can report them by completing this form or you can call 1-877-COVAXCO (1-877-268-2926).
What do I need bring to my vaccination appointment?
- You do not need to provide any form of ID or insurance information
- If this is your second dose or booster, you should bring your original COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card
- Please arrive wearing a mask to keep staff safe
If possible, bring your original vaccination card to your appointment so that your provider can fill in the information about your second dose or booster dose. If you have lost or misplaced your COVID vaccination card, you can get your immunization record through the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS) Public Portal or the myColorado app.
Are ADDITIONAL DOSES of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended?
It is never too late to get the added protection offered by COVID-19 boosters.
- COVID-19 vaccine boosters can further enhance or restore protection that might have decreased over time after your primary series vaccination
- People are protected best from severe COVID-19 illness when they stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines, which includes getting all recommended boosters when eligible
- There are different COVID-19 vaccine recommendations for people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised
- Learn more about when boosters and when to get one here
I got vaccinated, what now?
- Getting vaccinated helps strengthen your body’s ability to fight against the virus. It does not guarantee that you won’t get infected with COVID-19
- You can catch COVID in between doses and even after being fully vaccinated (breakthrough cases)
- If you contract the virus after getting vaccinated, your symptoms will most likely be less severe than if you were not vaccinated
- It takes two weeks after receiving your second dose (or the single dose of J&J) for your immune system to reach peak efficacy
- If you've had COVID-19, you can catch it again, getting the vaccine is strongly recommended
- EVEN AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN VACCINATED, PLEASE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDANCE
Additional Information and Resources
- COVID-19 vaccine safety, U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker Registration
- COVID-19 vaccine development and planning for Colorado (CDPHE)
- Vaccine for Coloradans webpage (CDPHE)
- COVID-19 Colorado Vaccine FAQs (CDPHE)
- FDA COVID-19 vaccine information
- Moderna COVID-19 vaccine website and factsheet, and call center for questions: 1-866-MODERNA (1-866-663-3762)
- FDA Moderna vaccine Q&A
- UPDATED Janssen Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers