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Latest Local Information on the Coronavirus Vaccine

Vaccine Call Center: 303-415-7777 Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Vaccine Clinic at BCH is open Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Della Cava Medical Pavilion (4801 Riverbend Road in Boulder).

NEW: COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Age 5-11

COVID-19 Vaccine Third Doses

COVID-19 Vaccine For 12+

COVID-19 Vaccine Info

Update 11/11/21: Boosters for 18+

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recommends that anyone age 18 and older receive a booster six months after completing the two-dose Moderna or Pfizer vaccine series and two months after receiving the Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine.

BCH is now offering Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson boosters at the COVID Vaccine Clinic located on the second floor of the Della Cava Family Medical Pavilion at 4801 Riverbend Road. The clinic is currently open Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. by appointment only. To schedule a booster, login to your MyBCH or call our COVID Vaccine Clinic scheduling number at 303-415-7777.

Mixing and Matching of COVID Vaccines
Recent CDC recommendations indicate that eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots. At this time, the BCH COVID Vaccine clinic offers booster doses of Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

COVID Vaccination for Ages 5 to 11

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have authorized the Pfizer COVID vaccine for children ages five to 11. BCH has upcoming opportunities to schedule a COVID vaccination appointment for children in this age group:

  • Friday, November 19
  • Saturday, November 20

Additional dates will be added as soon as possible. Please check back for more details.

    A parent or legal guardian can schedule an appointment through the MyBCH portal or by calling the COVID Vaccine Clinic scheduling number at 303-415-7777. There are two options for scheduling your child through MyBCH:

    There are two options for scheduling your child through MyBCH:

    Appointments are required. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated. Due to high demand, please sign up as soon as possible to secure your appointment.

    At this time, the only vaccine option approved for this age category is the Pfizer two-dose vaccine series.

    The BCH COVID Vaccine Clinic is located on the second floor of the Della Cava Family Medical Pavilion at 4801 Riverbend Road. Appointments are required. Please sign up as soon as possible to secure your appointment

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    Third Doses for Immunocompromised Individuals

    People that have a moderately or severely compromised immune system who received Pfizer and are 12 and older or received Moderna and are 18 and older can schedule an appointment for an additional COVID vaccine dose (third dose). The third dose should be given at least 28 days after the second dose.

    Individuals may be immunocompromised due to:

    • Solid organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
    • Bone marrow transplantation or stem cell transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
    • Primary immune deficiency disorders
    • Advanced or untreated HIV
    • Chemotherapy or other immunotherapy for cancer, some therapies for rheumatologic disorders, or long-term prednisone use

    The CDC recommends that eligible individuals receive an additional dose of the same vaccine that they originally received. At this time, the CDC’s recommendation only applies to recipients of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. We are awaiting additional guidance related to the J&J vaccine.

    To determine if you are eligible and to schedule a third-dose appointment, login to your MyBCH or call our COVID Vaccine Clinic scheduling number at 303-415-7777.

    COVID-19 Vaccine for People Age 12 and Older

    On May 11, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded use of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 to include children age 12 to 15 years old. Please note: The only vaccine option approved for this age category is the Pfizer two-dose vaccine series. To read the expanded Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer vaccine, click here.

    BCH is currently administering Pfizer vaccine to children age 12 to 17 at our COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic located at the Della Cava Medical Pavilion (4801 Riverbend Drive, 2nd Floor).

    Due to high demand, appointments are strongly encouraged. Students age 12 to 15 can schedule an appointment by calling 303-415-7777. Students age 16 and older can set up a MyBCH portal account to schedule an appointment at bch.org/MyBCHSignup. Walk-ins may experience long wait times or be turned away due to high volumes.

    Requirements for Vaccination
    Children age 12 to 17 do not need to have a parent or legal guardian present at the time of vaccination, but written or verbal consent is required.

    To provide written consent, please complete the attached consent form and send it with your child to receive their vaccine. Verbal consent may be provided over the phone. To provide verbal consent, your child must be able to reach you by phone at the time of vaccine administration. If you cannot be reach by phone, please make sure you complete a consent form or your child will not be able to receive a vaccine.

    Link to English form
    Link to Spanish form

    Timing the COVID Vaccine with Other Vaccinations
    The BCH infectious diseases team understands that your child may be due other vaccines at the same time you wish them to have the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine may be administered without regard to timing of your child's other vaccinations. This includes simultaneous administration of COVID-19 and other vaccines on the same day, as well as co-administration within 14 days.

    Tips for Scheduling Your Vaccination

    You may schedule an appointment by calling 303-415-7777 or using the MyBCH portal.

    The Vaccine Clinic is located at Della Cava Medical Pavilion (4801 Riverbend Road in Boulder).

    BCH has introduced a new approach for scheduling vaccinations. People using the MyBCH patient portal can now self-schedule their appointments — you do not need to be a BCH patient to set up a free MyBCH account.

    If you need to set up an account, you can do that here. If you have trouble setting up your account, you can send questions to this email — MyBCH@bch.org. Our staff is currently receiving a high volume of emails, so they will respond to your message in the order in which it was received as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience.

    To schedule a vaccine appointment, follow these steps:

    From your PC or laptop:

    • Log in to your MyBCH account at http://my.bch.org.
    • Click “Menu” (located in the top left corner of the portal homepage).
    • Click “Schedule an Appointment.”
    • Scroll down the list of options and click on the “COVID Vaccine Dose 1” tab.
    • Answer the required questions as prompted.
    • Select an appointment from the available options.
    • Verify your personal information.
    • Click the green “Click to Schedule” box to confirm.

    From your smartphone or tablet:

    • Log in to your account in the MyBCH app.
    • Click the “Menu” icon.
    • Click “Schedule an Appointment.”
    • Scroll down the list of options and click on the “COVID Vaccine Dose 1” tab.
    • Answer the required questions as prompted.
    • Select an appointment from the available options.
    • Click the green “Click to Schedule” box to confirm.

    Make sure you complete all steps when scheduling your appointment. You will receive a confirmation email from donotreply@bch.org with additional instructions about your visit.

    You will be able to schedule your second dose of vaccine (if required) after you receive your first dose. This can be done at the vaccine clinic prior to your departure.

      Video: BCH Infectious Disease Specialists Review COVID-19 Vaccine

      There’s intense interest in understanding more about the COVID vaccines. We encourage you to watch a thorough and valuable presentation from Dr. Mark King and Dr. Amie Meditz of BCH’s Beacon Center for Infectious Diseases. The presentation — below — includes information on how the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines work, side effects, and much more.

      While the vaccine rollout is a vital step in our fight against COVID-19, it’s important to remember that mask-wearing and social distancing continue to be critical components in this fight.

      Important Information

      Boulder Community Health is following current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that call for patients and visitors to continue wearing masks at Foothills Hospital and all BCH patient-care facilities.

      People 5 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. For updated Vaccine Clinic hours and general vaccine info, please visit our vaccine page.