Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the best way to protect yourself and others. Anyone age 5 and older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, booster doses are available and recommended. Learn more about who should get a booster dose. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is a reliable source of information about COVID-19 vaccines: 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926).
These vaccines are authorized in the US and recommended to prevent COVID-19. All available vaccines are safe and extremely effective against severe illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19.
Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two shots. It is very important that you get your second shot, to make sure you have full protection. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only one shot.
100% Covered – No Copay
You may receive your COVID-19 vaccine at any convenient vaccination site. The cost of the vaccine will be completely covered by Denver Health Medical Plan (DHMP) at no cost to members. If other services are provided during the medical visit where you are vaccinated, you may be responsible for those services.
Where to Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine
Vaccines are now widely available, including at Denver Health and UCHealth as well as many pharmacies. The CDC provides a tool to help you find a COVID-19 vaccine near you. If you currently receive care at Denver Health, MyChart is an efficient way to schedule your vaccine.
For more information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, contact Health Plan Services or visit the CDPHE coronavirus information page.
Preparing for Your Appointment
When you go to your appointment, remember the following:
- Wear a face mask
- Wear a loose-fitting short sleeve shirt, so medical staff can access your upper arm
- Bring a photo ID and your DHMP member ID card
After your vaccine you’ll be given information detailing which COVID-19 vaccine you received and the date/location you received it. Be sure to keep this as a reminder of when to get your second dose of the vaccine. It takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines that require two shots may not protect you until a week or two after your second shot. The one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will provide protection a week or two after the single shot.
COVID-19 Testing is available at no cost for all DHMP plans. Learn about your COVID-19 testing options.
If you feel you may have been exposed to COVID-19, you are encouraged to call the DHMP NurseLine at 303-739-1261 for advice on appropriate next steps. You can also call or message your primary care provider (PCP) for advice on next steps.
If this is an emergency, go to the nearest hospital or call 9-1-1. Your DHMP plan will cover you at any emergency room or urgent care center, anywhere in the U.S.
For general questions about COVID-19, call CO-HELP at 303-389-1687 or visit the CDPHE website.