Vaccination Efforts Underway in Colorado
The State of Colorado is currently in Phase 1 of vaccine distribution. There are many efforts underway across the state to get vaccinations to those eligible, including a massive effort by UCHealth.
Supply remains highly limited, and the university does not have doses at this time. We are working closely with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Tri-County Health Department, and will share what we learn about vaccine availability for members of our campus community as soon as we are able.
You are encouraged to get your COVID-19 vaccine at your first opportunity to do so, whether through UCHealth, another hospital partner or a community provider. There is no cost for the vaccine, and you cannot be turned away based on medical insurance coverage status.
One way to obtain your COVID-19 vaccine may be through UCHealth. Make sure you have a My Health Connection account with UCHealth, or set up an account today, by clicking on the gold button below.
This is an essential step to ensure you are set up with UCHealth for notification of vaccination options through their system. Do not create a new account if you have an existing account. You can create your My Health Connection account regardless of insurance plan or coverage.
Once you become eligible and vaccine doses are available through UCHealth, you will be notified via email to the address on your My Health Connection account. Be sure to act quickly upon notification to secure your vaccination appointments.
Questions? Visit the UCHealth COVID-19 Vaccine website or call their COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 720.462.2255.
Other providers have their own scheduling processes in place. Find information on how to access vaccines through other providers here.
As Chancellor Elliman has cautioned, we must remain vigilant as the phased distribution plan unfolds.
On-campus safety and screening protocols remain in place, even for those who have been vaccinated, and the current hybrid model of operations will continue for the foreseeable future. Even after vaccination, we all must continue to wear a mask, keep our distance and stay home when sick.
Remember, free testing is available for CU Anschutz employees, students and household members through March 31, 2021.
More information will be coming as this major effort continues, and you can keep up with our state’s vaccination plans here.