Children's Hospital Colorado


COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Operations Winding Down

With the expanded availability of pediatric COVID-19 vaccine appointments across the state, Children’s Colorado's dedicated COVID-19 vaccine clinics are closing.

The vaccine clinic at our hospital on Anschutz Medical Campus is now closed. Vaccine clinics at the Health Pavilion and hospital in Colorado Springs will close when second-dose appointments are complete. Please return to this web page for updates.

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Information

On Nov. 2, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control announced final emergency use authorization and recommendation of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. This latest announcement marks yet another exciting milestone, as access to the vaccine continues to expand to a wider range of children in our state.  

Children's Colorado has vaccinated more than 50,000 healthcare workers, first responders, educators, school nurses, childcare workers, patients and community members across our state against SARS-CoV-2.

Vaccine appointments at Children’s Hospital Colorado

CDPHE vaccine clinics

Children’s Hospital Colorado and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) have proudly partnered to offer COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children and families ages 5+ at several of our locations. These clinics are entirely administered by CDPHE.

Families can visit CDPHE's website to learn about vaccines for children and teens. For help in many languages, families can call the state COVID-19 vaccine hotline at 1-877-268-2926

Volunteer opportunity at the CHPHE vaccine clinics

Pediatric providers (NP/PA or MD/DO) can volunteer to be present at CDPHE clinics to provide information to patient families regarding COVID-19 vaccine safety and efficacy. Children’s Colorado Medical staff (including residents and fellows) and all community-based pediatric providers (including those not on the Children’s Colorado medical staff) are welcome to volunteer.

To sign up as a volunteer, please contact Physician Relations at  physicianrelations@childrenscolorado.org.

Children’s Colorado vaccine clinics

Children’s Colorado now offers Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine appointments to patients ages 5 and older. Appointments are available Monday through Friday.

Other options for COVID-19 vaccination

If these options are not convenient, patient families seeking the COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to work with their primary care provider to schedule their vaccinations, or refer to the CDPHE website’s provider list to learn about all options available to them.

Process for scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine 

Eligible patients, medical staff members and team members who are interested in receiving the vaccine (including third and booster doses) through Children’s Colorado can schedule an appointment online.

For complete details and appointments, visit our Get Vaccinated page.

Accompaniment for minors and consent 

Minors cannot come to the vaccine appointments alone. Please note all individuals under the age of 18 receiving a vaccine must have exactly one parent or legally authorized guardian present with them to sign consent during each vaccine dose.

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. 

With the EUA for children 5 and older now in place, trial participants are being “unblinded,” and participants who received the placebo have been invited to receive the vaccine at Children’s Colorado. 

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: