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COVID-19 Updated Booster Doses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued new recommendations for updated omicron (bivalent) booster doses and these boosters are now available.  The updated boosters are the only booster doses currently being administered for individuals age 12+. 

 

Updated COVID-19 booster vaccines are approved for the following people no sooner than 2 months after the initial vaccine series or their most recent booster dose: 

  • Ages 18+:  Either the Pfizer or Moderna booster
  • Ages 12-17:  Pfizer booster only 

To schedule an appointment for an updated booster dose, please register online or call our Joint Information Center at 970-498-5500. 

NOTE:  For adults aged 18 years and older, the brand of omicron (bivalent) COVID-19 vaccine offered is based on availability. Both Moderna and Pfizer effectively protect you from COVID-19. CDC recommends getting the first dose available to you, regardless of brand. Coloradans aged 12 through 17 years will get Pfizer's omicron dose at their vaccine appointment, as it is the only omicron vaccine product authorized for this age group. 

 

Please view our providers tab below for a list of additional COVID-19 vaccine providers in Larimer County. Appointments may also be available at the state vaccination site at Front Range Community College in Fort Collins. To view and register for appointments at this site, click here.  

Individuals ages 6 months and older are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccine appointments are required and walk-ins cannot be guaranteed. 
 
  • To schedule an appointment for the updated booster please register online here or call 970-498-5500. 
  • To schedule an initial COVID-19 vaccine series or pediatric booster under age 12, please call 970-498-6700
 

Individuals who are 6 months-17 years  may receive the Pfizer or Moderna COVID vaccines 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. 

LCDHE COVID Vaccine Clinics

Signing up for an appointment is required to guarantee that you will be able to be vaccinated and to reduce the time needed for your vaccine visit.  

Upcoming Clinics: (Schedule subject to change)

Date Vaccine Time Location
Thursday, September 22nd Novavax (ages 12+), Moderna, Child (ages 6 months -5 years AND 6-17) Moderna, Pfizer, Child (ages 6 months-4 years AND 5-11) Pfizer,  Omicron (Bivalent) Boosters 8am-12pm Larimer County Health: 1525 Blue Spruce Dr, Fort Collins
Friday, September 23rd Novavax (ages 12+), Moderna, Child (ages 6 months -5 years AND 6-17) Moderna, Pfizer, Child (ages 6 months-4 years AND 5-11) Pfizer 8am-4pm Larimer County Health: 1525 Blue Spruce Dr, Fort Collins
Monday, September 26th Novavax (ages 12+), Moderna, Child (ages 6 months -5 years AND 6-17) Moderna, Pfizer, Child (ages 6 months-4 years AND 5-11) Pfizer 8am-4pm Larimer County Health: 200 Peridot Ave, Loveland
Tuesday, September 27th Novavax (ages 12+), Moderna, Child (ages 6 months -5 years AND 6-17) Moderna, Pfizer, Child (ages 6 months-4 years AND 5-11) Pfizer, Omicron (Bivalent) Boosters 8am-3:00pm Larimer County Health: 1525 Blue Spruce Dr, Fort Collins
Wednesday, September 28th Novavax (ages 12+), Moderna, Child (ages 6 months -5 years AND 6-17) Moderna, Pfizer, Child (ages 6 months-4 years AND 5-11) Pfizer 8:15am-4pm Larimer County Health: 200 Peridot Ave, Loveland
Thursday, September 29th  Novavax (ages 12+), Moderna, Child (ages 6 months -5 years AND 6-17) Moderna, Pfizer, Child (ages 6 months-4 years AND 5-11) Pfizer 8am-12pm Larimer County Health: 1525 Blue Spruce Dr, Fort Collins
Friday, September 30th  Novavax (ages 12+), Moderna, Child (ages 6 months -5 years AND 6-17) Moderna, Pfizer, Child (ages 6 months-4 years AND 5-11) Pfizer, Omicron (Bivalent) Boosters 8am-4pm Larimer County Health: 1525 Blue Spruce Dr, Fort Collins
Monday, October 3rd Novavax (ages 12+), Moderna, Child (ages 6 months -5 years AND 6-17) Moderna, Pfizer, Child (ages 6 months-4 years AND 5-11) Pfizer 8am-4pm Larimer County Health: 200 Peridot Ave, Loveland
Tuesday, October 4th Novavax (ages 12+), Moderna, Child (ages 6 months -5 years AND 6-17) Moderna, Pfizer, Child (ages 6 months-4 years AND 5-11) Pfizer, Omicron (Bivalent) Boosters 8am-3:00pm Larimer County Health: 1525 Blue Spruce Dr, Fort Collins
Wednesday, October 5th  Novavax (ages 12+), Moderna, Child (ages 6 months -5 years AND 6-17) Moderna, Pfizer, Child (ages 6 months-4 years AND 5-11) Pfizer, Omicron (Bivalent) Boosters 8:15am-4pm Larimer County Health: 200 Peridot Ave, Loveland
Thursday, October 5th  Novavax (ages 12+), Moderna, Child (ages 6 months -5 years AND 6-17) Moderna, Pfizer, Child (ages 6 months-4 years AND 5-11) Pfizer 8am-12pm Larimer County Health: 1525 Blue Spruce Dr, Fort Collins

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COVID-19 Vaccines Recommended for Kids Ages 6 months- 11 years

In addition to the approved vaccination for children ages 5-11, the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recently recommended that children ages 6 months to 4 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19. Both the Moderna pediatric vaccine and the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine are safe and provide a strong immune response for children. COVID-19 vaccines have undergone – and will continue to undergo – the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history.

Vaccines approved for young children: 

  • Moderna Vaccine (ages 6 months to 5 years) 
    • 2 doses, given at least 4 weeks apart 
  • Pfizer Vaccine (ages 6 months to 4 years): 
    • 3 doses, with 3 weeks between the 1st and 2nd dose and 8 weeks between the 2nd and 3rd dose. 
  • Pfizer Vaccine (ages 5- 11 years)
    • 2 doses, given at least 3 weeks apart

LCDHE offers COVID-19 vaccines for those age 6 months to 11 years at clinic locations in Loveland and Fort Collins, including special hours dedicated to vaccinating this age group. Parents and guardians can make an appointment for their child by calling 970-498-6700.

We understand that parents and guardians may have questions about this vaccine for their children. We encourage parents and guardians to talk with their healthcare providers about vaccination and review information from reliable sources about the vaccine for this age group. 

Information and resources for parents and families:

Local Vaccine Providers for Kids 

Provider Website Call

UCHealth

Book appointment online  

Kaiser Permanente

Loveland Medical Office 
4901 Thompson Pkwy #1
Loveland, CO 80534
 
Fort Collins Kaiser Permanente
2950 E. Harmony Road #190
Fort Collins, CO
Book appointment by calling 1-800-218-1059  
King Soopers Pharmacies (certain locations only) Book appointment online Varies by location
Walgreens (certain locations only) Book appointment online Varies by location
The Youth Clinic Website 970-267-9510
Pediatric Associates of Northern Colorado Website 970-484-4871

Get Vaccinated and Stay Up to Date

Everyone 6 months and older is recommended to receive a primary series of a COVID-19 vaccine to be considered fully vaccinated.

For children, a primary series consists of:

  • A 2-dose series of Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11, or
  • A 3-dose series of Pfizer vaccine for children 6 months-4 years, or
  • A 2-dose series of Moderna vaccines for children 6 months-4 years

 

For those who are 18 and older, a primary series consists of:

Pfizer or Moderna (COVID-19 mRNA vaccines) are preferred and the Novavax vaccine is another new option. People may get Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine if needed.

Booster Information

All individuals who are 5 and older should receive a booster.

Vaccine you received: Who should get a booster: When to get a booster: Which booster can you get:
Pfizer Everyone 5 years and older

5-11: At least 5 months after getting your second dose

12+ At least 2 months after your initial series or most recent booster

5-11: Pfizer original booster

12-17: Pfizer updated omicron booster

Those 18+:  Pfizer or Moderna updated omicron booster

 

Moderna Everyone age 12 and older At least 2 months after your initial series or most recent booster

12-17: Pfizer updated omicron booster

Those 18+: Pfizer or Moderna updated omicron booster

 

 

J&J Adults 18 and older At least 2 months after getting your original dose

Pfizer or Moderna updated omicron booster

Novavax Everyone age 12 and older   At least 2 months after getting your original dose

12-17: Pfizer updated omicron booster

Those 18+:  Pfizer or Moderna updated omicron booster

 

Appointments are now available for COVID-19 boosters for those who are eligible.

Additional Doses: Moderna and Pfizer

The FDA and and CDC have authorized an additional dose of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for those who are age 5 and older who have moderate to severely compromised immune systems. 

The additional doses should be given no sooner than 28 days after receiving a second dose of Pfizer or Moderna.

Individuals with the following conditions are currently eligible to receive a third dose: 

  • 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 two 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

Second Booster Doses: 

The FDA and and CDC have authorized a second booster dose of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for those who are 50 and older as well as those who are 12 and older with moderate to severely compromised immune systems. 

The second booster doses should be given no sooner than 2 months after receiving the first booster dose of Pfizer or Moderna. 

Additional information about booster doses can be found on the CDC's COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters webpage. 

 

There are many ways to get documentation of your COVID-19 vaccine record. 

  • If you were vaccinated in Colorado, your COVID-19 vaccine record is likely available in the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS). You can access your Colorado immunization record through the CIIS public portal.
  • If your COVID-19 record is in CIIS, you can get an electronic version of your vaccine card via the myColorado app if you have a state-issued ID card or driver’s license.
  • You can also request an official copy of your CIIS record for yourself or your minor child by completing this form. The records can be emailed via encrypted email as a PDF attachment, mailed, or picked up at our Fort Collins office.
  • To request a replacement of your damaged or lost COVID-19 vaccine card, please complete this form. To replace your card, we will need to verify your immunization record in our record system or in the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS). Please be sure that your information is entered accurately so that we can process your request.
    • Due to high demand, replacement cards may take up to 2 weeks to be available after a request is submitted.

If your vaccine record is inaccurate, contact the vaccine provider you were vaccinated by first. They are in the best position to correct your record. If you are unable to contact the vaccine provider who vaccinated you, contact CIIS at cdphe.ciis@state.co.us or by calling 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926).

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.

In addition to the locations listed below, the Colorado Department of Health and Environment provides a resource page to help find out where you can get vaccinated

Provider Additional Information

Nomi at Front Range Community College

4616 S. Shields Street
Fort Collins, CO 80526

Planned hours of operation: Tues - Fri 8am - 6pm
Saturdays 8am - 4:30pm

Drive-Through

Appointments strongly preferred. Sign up for an appointment here or call 1-877-268-2926 (COVAXCO) to schedule and for additional information.  

UCHealth
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.
Kaiser Permanente
Loveland Medical Office
4901 Thompson Pkwy #1
Loveland, CO
 
Fort Collins Kaiser Permanente
2950 E. Harmony Road #190
Fort Collins, CO
Book appointment by calling 1-800-218-1059 (members and non-members)
Certain Walgreens Locations Please check their website for updates and appointments.
Certain King Soopers Locations Please check their website for updates and appointments.
Pediatric Associates of Northern Colorado Please check their website for updates and appointments.
Walmart Pharmacies Please check their website for updates and appointments.
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 5 and older.
    • 5-17 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.
    • Booster doses are recommended for everyone age 16 and older. The protection provided by the vaccine can decline over time and booster doses help increase that immune protection after the initial series.
  4. COVID vaccines are free.
    • The cost to you for the vaccine is free.

FAQs

  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.
    • 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.

  2. You will not be immediately protected from COVID-19 when you first receive the vaccine. Studies show that it takes about two weeks after your last dose of the initial vaccine series for your body to be able to protect itself against illness.  For booster doses, a person is considered protected and "up-to-date" with their vaccination immediately after receiving the booster. 

    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. 

    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. 

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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. 

  7. People who completed their initial 2-dose series of the Novavax vaccine are eligible to receive the updated omicron booster. The updated COVID-19 booster is approved for the following age groups no sooner than 2 months after the initial vaccine series: 

    • Ages 18+: Either the Pfizer or Moderna booster
    • Ages 12-17: Pfizer booster only. 

     

COVID-19 and Monkeypox Information

Joint Information Center
Call: 970-498-5500
Text: 970-999-1770
Email COVID-19 questions: covidconcerns@larimer.org