COVID-19 Vaccine Update
Vaccination Information for People 70 and Over
Is BCH providing vaccinations to people age 70 and older?
Yes, we started vaccinating individuals age 70 and older on January 4.
We are contacting appropriate individuals on an ongoing basis to encourage
them to schedule a vaccination. It’s important to recognize that
BCH’s ability to vaccinate the community depends on ongoing access
to supplies of COVID-19 vaccine.
How do you decide who gets contacted for vaccination?
We tried different approaches but have settled on picking individuals randomly.
We believe this approach is equitable, easy to understand and less stressful
for people who are waiting to be contacted about vaccination.
How do I sign up for a vaccination from BCH?
BCH does not have a waiting list for vaccination appointments. The quickest
and most efficient way to schedule a vaccination from BCH is through the
MyBCH patient portal, which provides community members with unrestricted
access to vaccination scheduling – you do not need to be a BCH patient
to set up a free MyBCH account. If you don’t have a MyBCH account,
we recommend you set one up. You can sign up at
bch.org/vaccine. You will receive an email from MyBCH when you are eligible to receive vaccine.
We have also set up a call center to help individuals who are unable to
use MyBCH. Eligible individuals can call 303-415-7777 Monday through Friday,
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. As you’d expect, we are getting lots of calls,
so it will take time to respond to all inquiries. We appreciate your patience.
I already have a MyBCH account. What should I do next?
Check your account to make sure your personal information is up to date.
Keep in mind that individuals cannot request the vaccine. We will notify
appropriate individuals through MyBCH when they are eligible to receive vaccine.
I don’t have a MyBCH account. How do I get one?
You can sign up for a MyBCH account through the BCH website. Go to
bch.org/vaccine and complete the application. You do not need to be a BCH patient to set
up a MyBCH account.
I received a notification to schedule my vaccine but there are no appointments
available. What do I do?
The vaccine supply locally continues to be limited. As we receive more
vaccine, we are able to open more appointments. If you receive a notification
but do not find an available appointment in MyBCH, please continue to
What if I have trouble accessing or signing up for the MyBCH account?
If you have any issues trying to sign up or sign in to the MyBCH portal,
please email the BCH Health Information Management team at MyBCH@bch.org.
Please note that with so many local residents signing up for MyBCH, HIM
has received a large volume of emails requesting support and it may take
time to respond to individual requests.
Due to the increase in MyBCH activation requests, our response time is
longer than usual. Please email the MyBCH Service Desk at MyBCH@bch.org
How will I know when I can schedule my appointment?
You will receive a notification through MyBCH when you are able to schedule
a vaccine appointment.
- Look for a message in your email that says: “You have a new scheduling
ticket in MyBCH.”
- Click on the BLUE BUTTON to log into MyBCH.
- Once in MyBCH, click on the GREEN Schedule Now button.
- Select an appointment date and time for your initial dose through MyBCH.
At that appointment, you will receive your initial dose and schedule your
The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines require two doses -- can I schedule both
doses at the same time?
No, scheduling of the second dose is done at the BCH Vaccination Clinic
after you have gotten your initial dose.
I have a vaccination scheduled at BCH but was able to get the vaccine someplace
else. How do I cancel my appointment at BCH?
If you need to cancel your existing BCH vaccine appointment, please log
into your MyBCH account, open your appointment and click "Cancel
Appointment." We also recommend that you contact us by emailing MyBCH@bch.org
to let us know that you canceled so that we may remove the appointment
notice from your portal. In your email, please include your name and date of birth.
Can I get vaccinated at BCH without an appointment?
No walk-ins can be vaccinated at BCH. Our goal is to get as many people
as possible vaccinated as quickly as possible. Our aggressive scheduling
means every dose of vaccine has already been assigned to someone with
an appointment. That means there are no “extra” doses available
How much does the vaccine cost?
There is no charge for the vaccine. BCH will bill health insurance companies
for administering the vaccine, but none of that fee will be passed on
Can I choose which vaccine I receive?
BCH has the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Unfortunately,
due to ongoing limitations in the supply of vaccine, we are not able to
offer a choice of which vaccine you will receive.
How can I get additional information?
BCH has set up a special page on our website that provides general information
on the vaccination program. That page is updated regularly. Go to
What should I do if I’m under age 70?
At this point, we will continue using our available vaccine to provide
first doses for people age 70 and older and second doses for individuals
who have already had their initial vaccination. We will expand vaccination
to additional groups based on State guidance and the availability of vaccine.
You can get additional information on the State’s vaccination plans at the
CDPHE vaccine website.
It’s important to recognize that there are about 30,000 community
members age 70 and older, so it may take a few months to finish vaccinating
that group. Timing of vaccinations depends on the supply of vaccine. As
we receive more vaccine, we will notify more individuals.
Dr. Amie Meditz, an infectious diseases specialist at BCH, discusses why
all three vaccines are effective to keep you protected against COVID-19.
When it’s your turn to roll up your sleeve, Dr. Meditz and the entire
team at Beacon Center for Infectious Diseases fully recommend the Pfizer-BioNTech,
Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines to all community members.
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