2023-2024 COVID-19 Vaccine

The FDA and CDC have approved the latest Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. These vaccines help keep you safe from the new types of COVID-19 we might see in 2023-24. The CDC recommends everyone who is 6 months old or older should get this new vaccine. Most insurance plans, like Medicaid, Medicare, CHP+, and private insurance, they will usually pay for the vaccine, so you won't have to pay.

Who should get the 2023-24 COVID-19 Vaccine? 

March 1st, 2024 Update: The CDC recommends that individuals aged 65 years and older should receive one additional dose of any updated (2023–2024 formula) COVID-19 vaccine (i.e., Moderna, Novavax, Pfizer-BioNTech) at least four months following the previous dose of an updated COVID-19 vaccine.

Everyone who is 5 years old or older is recommended to get one dose of the new 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine. This is true even if you've had COVID-19 vaccines before. Kids between 6 months and 4 years old need more than one COVID-19 vaccine dose, including at least one of the new vaccines.

You can get the 2023-2024 vaccine if it's been two months since your last COVID-19 vaccine. If you've never had a COVID-19 vaccine, you can start with the new one for 2023-2024.

Where to get Vaccinated

Larimer County Department of Health and Environment: 

The Larimer County Health Department might offer the vaccine for a low price or free, depending on how many they have. Here are the people who might get it for free or at a low cost

  • Kids 18 years old and younger:
    • If they have Medicaid
    • If they don't have insurance or their insurance doesn't cover the vaccine
    • If they are Alaska Native or American Indian
  • Adults 19 and older (but there might not be many vaccines):
    • If they have Medicaid
    • If they don't have insurance or their insurance doesn't cover the vaccine

If you don't fit these categories, you can still get the vaccine but you'll have to pay for it. You will need to pay for the vaccine when you receive it. Below, you can see how much the COVID-19 vaccine costs at LCDHE:

COVID-19 Vaccines Price 
Moderna Adults 12+ years$164
Moderna Pediatric 6 months - 11 years$164

You need to make an appointment to get any vaccine, including COVID-19. Call (970) 498-6700 to set up a time.

If you have private insurance, talk to your local pharmacy or your doctor to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Larimer County Health Department does not accept private insurance.

Other Places to Get a Covid Vaccine:

Clinic or PharmacyLocationsContact Information
Banner HealthAll


Banner Health COVID-19

UCHealth Primary CareAll


UCHealth COVID-19 Vaccine

Youth Clinic of Northern ColoradoFort Collins & Loveland


Youth Clinic COVID-19 Info

Pediatric Associates of Northern ColoradoFort Collins


PANC Homepage

The Little ClinicFort Collins


FC Little Clinic Homepage

Thompson River PediatricsLoveland


Thompson River Pediatrics Homepage

Estes Park Health Physicians ClinicEstes Park


Estes Park Health Physicians Clinic COVID-19

Walgreens PharmacyAllWalgreens COVID-19 Vaccine
Good Day PharmacyAllGood Day Pharmacy General Vaccine Info
King Soopers PharmacyAllKing Soopers COVID-19 Vaccine
CVS PharmacyAllCVS COVID-19 Vaccine
WalmartNorthern ColoradoWalmart COVID-19 Vaccine
Rocky Mountain PharmacyEstes Park


Rocky Mountain Pharmacy Homepage

A lot of pharmacies in grocery stores, like King Soopers, Walgreens, Safeway, and Walmart, might give the COVID-19 vaccine without needing an appointment.

If you're an adult without insurance or your insurance doesn't cover much, many Walgreens and CVS pharmacies might give the vaccine for free.

It's a good idea to call a pharmacy or clinic first to make sure they have the vaccine, find out how much it costs, and set up a time to get it.

To find a place that gives the 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccines, you can go to vaccines.gov or call 1-800-232-0233.


  1. Are COVID-19 vaccines free at LCDHE for everyone?


    COVID-19 vaccines are not free anymore for everyone at LCDHE. They are available at a low or no cost for people who meet these requirements:

    • For people 18 years of age and younger:
      • Children who have Medicaid,
      • Children who are uninsured or underinsured
      • Children who are Alaska Native, or American Indian
    • Eligible adults 19 years of age and older (limited quantities):
      • Adults with Medicaid
      • Adults who are uninsured or underinsured


  2. Which COVID-19 vaccines does Larimer County offer?

    Vaccine availability varies by location:

    Fort Collins Clinic:
    • Pfizer (all ages)
    • Moderna (all ages)
    Estes Park Clinic:
    • Moderna (all ages)
    Loveland Clinic:
    • Moderna (all ages)
  3. Can people pay for COVID-19 vaccines at LCDHE themselves (out of pocket)?

    Yes, they can. You have to pay when you get the vaccine. If you want, we can give you a receipt called an Electronic SuperBill (ESB), and you can try to get money back from your private insurance, but we can't guarantee they will pay you back. Here's how much it costs:

    COVID-19 Vaccines Price per dose
    Moderna Adults 12+ years$164
    Moderna Pediatric 6 months - 11 years$164
  4. Does LCDHE accept private insurance for COVID-19 vaccines?

    No, LCDHE doesn't use private insurance for any medical services they offer at the health department.

  5. My child didn't finish all the COVID-19 vaccine shots. What should we do now?

    To figure out how many vaccine doses your child needs, it depends on their age, what shots they've already had, and their health. You can check the CDC guidance for COVID-19 vaccines to find out how to finish your child's shots, or you can ask your child's doctor for more information.

  6. I got COVID-19 and flu vaccines at home from LCDHE before. Can I get my vaccines at home with LCDHE again?

    You can get COVID-19 vaccines at home from LCDHE, but they are not free for everyone anymore. To be eligible, you must:

    • Be unable to leave your home easily.
    • Be 19 years old or older and on Medicaid, uninsured, or have limited insurance.

    You need to make an appointment, and there might not be many appointments available.

  7. What's new in the updated COVID-19 vaccines?

    Pfizer and Moderna have updated their COVID-19 vaccines. They now include a part of the Omicron XBB.1.5 variant, which is a common version of the virus right now. This helps the vaccine work better against the new variant

  8. How many COVID-19 vaccine doses do I need? 

    The number of vaccine doses you need depends on your age, whether you've had vaccines before, and your health. You can check the CDC guidance for COVID-19 vaccines to stay updated, or ask your doctor for more information.

  9. How can I get my COVID-19 Vaccine Records?

    There are different ways to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination:

    • If you got vaccinated in Colorado, you can find your vaccine record in the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS). You can access it online through the CIIS public portal.
    • If your vaccine record is in CIIS, you can get an electronic copy of your vaccine card using the myColorado app if you have a Colorado state ID card or driver's license.
    • You can also ask for an official copy of your vaccine record by filling out this form. They can send it to you by email, regular mail, or you can pick it up in Fort Collins.
    • If your vaccine card is damaged or lost, you can request a replacement by filling out this form. They'll need to verify your record before giving you a new card. This might take up to 2 weeks.
    • If you find a mistake in your vaccine record, first try to contact the place where you got vaccinated. They can help fix it. If you can't reach them, you can contact CIIS through at cdphe.ciis@state.co.us or by calling 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926).
  10. More Questions? 

    You can find more answers on the Colorado Health Department website.

COVID-19 Information