Vaccine Appointments - Open to General Public Ages 12+

Click here to register for an appointment in Larimer County


If you need assistance signing up, call the Health Department Monday-Friday, 9:00-4:30 at 970-498-5500. Colorado is currently vaccinating anyone who would like a COVID-19 vaccine that is 12 years old and above. Note that 12-to 17-year-olds can only receive the Pfizer vaccine at this time. 

Mobile Vaccination Clinic Requests

If you're interested in hosting an onsite vaccination clinic for your employees or for the general public at your business or facility, please send a request to the Larimer County Department of Health & Environment. There is no charge, and the Health Department coordinates staffing, logistics, and vaccine supplies. Requests can be submitted here and will be prioritized based on: 

  • The potential for the clinic to reach under-vaccinated populations in Larimer County
  • The business's willingness to partner with the Health Department to promote the clinic to staff and/or the community - creativity encouraged!
  • Vaccine availability (for example, the Pfizer vaccine is the only type of vaccine that 12-17 year olds can get) 
  • The Health Department's staffing capacity and clinic schedules
Vaccine appointments and walk-in appointments with the health department and the State Community Vaccination site at the Ranch, operated by Nomi Health, are available throughout the week. Click here to find an appointmentIndividuals ages 12+ are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado. If no appointments are available, check back another time. If you need assistance signing up, call the Health Department Monday-Friday, 9:00-4:30 at 970-498-5500.

Individuals who are 12-17 are currently eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID vaccine and must have parent or guardian consent to be vaccinated. Teens registered ahead of time for an appointment may arrive without a parent or guardian present to be vaccinated. Walk-in appointments for teens require a parent or guardian to be present to provide consent to be vaccinated.

LCDHE COVID Vaccine Clinics

Appointments are strongly recommended to guarantee that you will be able to be vaccinated and to reduce the time needed for your vaccine visit. Walk-ins available on a limited basis based on availability.
Upcoming Clinics: (Schedule subject to change)
Date Vaccine Time Location
Thursday, July 22nd Moderna and Pfizer 1-6pm Larimer County Health, 1525 Blue Spruce Dr, Fort Collins
Saturday, July 24th Pfizer and J&J 11am-3pm Old Town: 132 W Mountain Ave, Fort Collins
Sunday, July 25th Pfizer and J&J 12-4pm Old Town: 132 W Mountain Ave, Fort Collins
Sunday, July 25th Pfizer and J&J 1-4pm FoCoMX at the Holiday Twin Drive-In, 2206 South Overland Trail, Fort Collins
Tuesday, July 27th Moderna and Pfizer 1-5:30pm Larimer County Health, 200 Peridot Ave, Fort Collins
Thursday, July 29th Pfizer 8-11am Shepardson Elementary, 150 Springwood Dr, Fort Collins
Thursday, July 29th Moderna and Pfizer 1-6pm Larimer County Health, 1525 Blue Spruce Dr, Fort Collins

State Community Vaccine Clinic at The Ranch

The state community vaccine clinic site at The Ranch has closed. Second dose appointments from any first doses given at this site through 6/25 have been rescheduled to Larimer County Health clinics.

Please check the appointment date/time and location on the email reminder you receive the week before your second dose appointment. 

Want to be contacted when vaccine appointments are available?

If you would like to register yourself or your employees to be contacted when appointments are available, use the forms below.
  • Individuals who would like to be contacted when vaccine appointments are available, please submit this form. 
  • If you no longer need an appointment and wish to be removed from the Health Department's vaccine appointment notification list, please submit this form

Larimer County COVID-19 Vaccine Providers

Many grocery store pharmacies are offering free COVID-19 vaccines without an appointment. This includes most King Soopers, Walgreens, Costco, Safeway, and Walmart pharmacies.

Information about UCHealth’s vaccine appointment are available at uchealth.org/covidvaccine.  For assistance over the phone, please call UCHealth at 720-462-2255.
Health District of Northern Larimer County Please check the Health District's website for information.
Salud Family Health Please check Salud's website for updates.
Sunrise Community Health Please check Sunrise's website for updates.
Transportation to and from your vaccine appointment is available. Please contact the provider you will be seeing for your vaccine appointment to connect with available transportation services.

Things to Know about the COVID-19 Vaccine

  1. Vaccine appointments are open to the general public ages 12 and older.
    • The supply of COVID-19 vaccines will increase in the coming weeks and months.
    • 12-17 year olds are only able to get the Pfizer vaccine at this time. 
  2. COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.
    • Vaccines are rigorously studied to ensure that all vaccines are as safe as possible before being approved and are continuously studied afterward.
    • Once someone is fully vaccinated, COVID-19 vaccines are 95% effective in preventing infection with the virus.
  3. You won't be protected right away.
    • The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines require 2 doses spaced about a month apart to get full protection.
      • It takes about 1-2 weeks for the vaccine to create immunity in the body once someone gets the last dose of the vaccine.
    • The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a one-dose vaccine and it takes 1-2 weeks for the vaccine to create immunity after getting the shot.
  4. COVID vaccines are free.
    • The cost to you for the vaccine is free.


  1. Larimer County coordinates with local organizations to ensure resources are available to assist with public health volunteer needs. You can also register as a volunteer with these Colorado organizations. 

    • Medical and health professions: The Colorado Volunteer Mobilizer is currently working to recruit and train individuals from the following areas: Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists, EMT/Paramedics, Behavioral/Mental Health and Veterinary/animal response to name a few, to respond to "all-hazards" incidents.
    • Non-medical volunteers: Please sign up with Volunteers of America Colorado to be contacted to volunteer at community vaccination sites in Larimer County. 
    • Non-medical volunteers can sign up here with the Larimer County Health Department to be contacted if volunteers are needed for other COVID-19 response activities in Larimer County.
    • Register to volunteer to help in Colorado through the Colorado Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, Department of Public Safety. 
  2. To replace your COVID vaccine card, contact the provider you went to for your vaccine first.

    To replace your vaccine card, we will need to verify your immunization record in our record system or in the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS). If you were vaccinated by the health department or at the State Community Vaccination Site at The Ranch, please complete this form to request a new card. 

    If you were vaccinated by another healthcare provider in Colorado, you may complete the replacement card request formWe are not able to verify records for immunizations provided outside of Colorado.

    • The FDA requires that vaccines undergo a rigorous scientific process, including three phases of clinical trials, before they authorize or approve a vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccines are subject to the same safety standards as other vaccine trials. 

    • To date, the independent Data and Safety Monitoring Board overseeing Phase 3 trials of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines has not identified or reported any serious safety concerns. All phase 3 studies have Data Safety and Monitoring Boards. The boards are made up of independent scientists hired by the company to look at the safety data and check at regular intervals whether the company should cancel or continue with the study.  

    • Additionally, two independent advisory committees will review a vaccine’s safety data before it is made available to the public. These committees are the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC), which advises the FDA, and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which advises the CDC. 

    • Learn more about the Vaccine safety and development process.

  3. You will not be immediately protected from COVID-19 after receiving the vaccine. Studies show that it takes about two weeks after your last dose for your body to be able to protect itself against illness.

    People are considered fully vaccinated: 

    • 2 weeks after their 2nd shot in a 2-dose series, like the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines
    • 2 weeks after a single shot vaccine, like the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine

    Current information suggests it is possible that someone who has been vaccinated against COVID-19 may still have a mild or asymptomatic infection or spread the virus to others. So it is important to continue taking precautions. Continue wearing masks and practicing physical distancing until it is clear that it is safe to stop.

    While no vaccine is 100% effective, the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Jonhson vaccines are highly effective for preventing severe COVID-19 illness, hospitalization, and death. 

  4. Employers may be able to require COVID-19 vaccination for in-person work for their employees, but an employee may be entitled to an exemption through the ADA and Civil Rights Act of 1964. The state of Colorado is not currently pursuing any mandates. The U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission has more information on this on their website.

  5. Feeling a little under the weather in the day or two after getting a vaccine is quite normal. Pain at the site the shot was given is common. 
    It's common to have flu-like symptoms like muscle aches, fatigue, chills, and fever after the injection. It's more common to have these symptoms after the second shot, but they can still happen after the first. These symptoms can be managed by resting, drinking lots of fluids, and taking over-the-counter medications like tylenol or ibuprofen unless your doctor has told you in the past not to take these types of medications. If the symptoms don't go away after 1-2 days, or if you have any concerns about their duration or severity, we recommend that you reach out to your physician for further guidance.

    Severe reactions are rare. If you believe you are having a serious reaction the a vaccine, please contact your healthcare provider for advice. If you would like to report an adverse (bad) reaction to a vaccine, you can do so through the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). VAERS is an early-warning system that collects and analyzes reports of any problems that happen after vaccination. Anyone can submit a report, including parents, patients, and health care professionals.

  6. On Friday 4/23, The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Colorado Joint Vaccine Task Force alerted providers that they can proceed with using the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine immediately. The pause of this particular vaccine highlights the FDA and CDC commitment to vaccine safety.

    • Serious side effects (also known as adverse events) are extremely rare. The federal government takes all reports of vaccine adverse events seriously. 

    • CDC and FDA reviewed data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in people who received the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine. They found that this vaccine may be associated with an increased risk of very rare but potentially severe blood clots, now called thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome or TTS, particularly among women under the age of 50. Approximately seven cases of TTS per 1,000,000 vaccine doses have been identified in women under 50 to date.

      • The FDA and CDC have confidence that the Janssen vaccine is safe and effective in preventing COVID-19.

      • CDPHE has sent information to health care providers to inform them about how to identify and treat TTS in the very rare case it were to occur. The FDA and CDC have confidence that this vaccine is safe and effective in preventing COVID-19.

      • The FDA has determined that the available data show that the vaccine’s known and potential benefits outweigh its known and potential risks in individuals 18 years of age and older.

      • At this time, the available data suggest that the chance of TTS occurring is very low, but the FDA and CDC will remain vigilant in continuing to investigate this risk.

      • Health care providers administering the vaccine and vaccine recipients or caregivers should review the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccine (Vaccination Providers) and Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers, which have been revised to include information about the risk of this syndrome, which has occurred in a very small number of people who have received the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.

      • People who have received the Janssen vaccine who develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their health care provider.

    There are many benefits of the one-dose vaccine:

    • Only requires one dose for protection, which means  "fully vaccinated" status in just two weeks.
    • Eliminates need to quarantine if exposed once 14 days past shot (this is true of all COVID-19 vaccines)
    • 2 dose vaccines, while very effective, take up to 6 weeks for complete vaccination
    • Getting back to normal sooner
    • Protecting those around you sooner

    Reactions to vaccines typically happen in the 15-30 minutes after getting the shot, this is why medical staff observe patients before they can leave the vaccine site. We understand that there are people (around 120k in Colorado) that have received the J&J vaccine and might have concerns.

  7. Adults 18 or over and parents / guardians of minors under 18 can view and print an official record of their immunizations using the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS) Public Portal. In order to retrieve these immunization records, the patient information in CIIS must match what you are entering into the search. 

    To update your vaccination records, email a copy of your vaccination card to: cdphe.ciis@state.co.us  

    To request an official copy of your CIIS record for yourself or your minor child, please complete this form. The records can be emailed via encrypted email as a PDF attachement, mailed, or picked up at our Fort Collins office.

  8. Yes. For additional FAQs, please visit the Colorado Health Department website.

  9. The AstraZeneca vaccine is not currently available in the United States.  For those who received their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine and were unable to complete the full series, the CDC recommends receiving 2 doses of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna). Those who will be completing their vaccine series with the mRNA vaccines should receive their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine no sooner than 28 days after their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.