RVFM does not have the COVID vaccine for our patients. We have the following list to help you find the vaccine. We will update this list as we find more locations and resources. Also, when we DO get the vaccine, we will communicate that directly to our patients as soon as possible.
Colorado COVID-19 Vaccine Info: https://covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine
COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline : (877) 268-2926 Available 24 hours a day
(303) 436-7000 / (303) 436-4949
(Centura is offering mass vaccine sites at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Broadmoor World Arena, etc.)
Non-Kaiser & Kaiser Members can call: (303) 338-4545 / (855) 550-0951
Kaiser Members can call: (844) 951-1932
COVID-19 VACCINE BOOSTER INFORMATION
Due to the volume of inquiries we are receiving, we are not able to make personalized recommendations regarding whether or not you are a candidate for the booster shot outside of scheduled office visits with your provider. However, most people are able to determine for themselves, using the following information, whether or not they should receive the COVID booster.
Why is there a COVID 19 booster shot?
People with moderately to severely compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable to COVID-19, and may not build the same level of immunity to 2-dose vaccine series compared to others.
- This additional dose is intended to improve immunocompromised people’s response to their initial vaccine series.
- CDC recommends that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after a second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
- There is no recommendation for individuals who received the J&J/Janssen vaccine
- Contrary to previously released statements, persons with risk factors for mild immune-compromise are NOT indicated to get the COVID booster (unless they also have other systemic diseases or are receiving other systemic treatments that render them moderately to severely immunocompromised (see below). Risk factors for mild immune-compromise include: age > 65, diabetes, smoking, alcohol abuse, , pregnancy, obesity, heart disease, lung disease and other chronic systemic illnesses.
Who Needs an Additional COVID-19 Vaccine?
Currently, CDC is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose. This includes people who have:
- Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response