Children's Hospital Colorado

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Information

Children's Colorado has proudly provided more than 135,000 COVID doses to healthcare workers, first responders, educators, school nurses, childcare workers, patients and community members across our state.

Vaccine appointments at Children’s Hospital Colorado

Appointments for children 6 months to 5 years old

The Colorado Department of Public Health (CDPHE) will be hosting mobile clinics, and scheduling takes place through CDPHE. Patients can use the State's calendar to browse appointment options by date. Appointments are required, and options vary by location. Please look for the vaccine bus in the parking lot of each location and park in visitor parking.

    Other options for COVID-19 vaccination

    Patient families seeking the COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to work with their primary care provider to schedule their vaccinations. Families can also refer to the CDPHE website’s provider list to learn about all options available to them.

    Frequently asked patient vaccination questions

    Should patients wait to get the COVID-19 vaccine if they have had other vaccinations recently? 

    Out of an abundance of caution, the CDC first recommended that people wait to get the COVID-19 vaccines if they had recently gotten other vaccinations. Now that we have more data from the many people who have received COVID-19 vaccines, we know that the risks of having an adverse event to the COVID-19 vaccine on its own or with another vaccine is very low. The CDC has changed its guidance based on this data. COVID-19 vaccines and other vaccines may now be given at the same time or within 14 days of each other.

    Did Children’s Colorado participate in COVID-19 vaccine trials for children under 12?   

    Yes, Children’s Colorado is the largest clinical trial site in Pfizer’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine trial, which began over the summer. Parents of about 5,000 Colorado children signed up to be considered for the study, which ultimately enrolled 252 participants. Children’s Colorado is one of 80 sites across the country and is a trial “supersite,” representing the largest number of participants in this age group worldwide. Our team meticulously organized and ran the double-blind clinical trial, which had a 2:1 vaccine to placebo ratio. 

    What do we know about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine in children under 12?  

    The FDA and CDC analysis of Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine trials in children ages 5 to 11 found that the vaccine mounted a substantial immune response against COVID-19 in participants. The emergency use authorization and CDC recommendation show that the vaccine is safe and effective in children ages 5 and older and that the benefits of the vaccine’s protection outweigh the risks. Getting the vaccine helps keep kids safe and protected from the risks of COVID-19.

    Where can my patients get more information about COVID-19 vaccines?

    We recommend the following resources for patient families who want to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines: