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COVID-19 Vaccine for 18+

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

Updated August 18, 2021

As of 8/18/21, the BCH COVID Vaccine Clinic will be open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. by appointment. Walk-ins cannot be guaranteed a vaccine and may experience longer wait times.

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.

Vaccine FAQ

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.

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 to individuals.

Can I choose which vaccine I receive?

BCH has the Pfizer, Moderna and J&J vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna require two doses). Individuals 18+ can choose to receive the J&J vaccine or one of the available mRNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna). We cannot offer a choice between Pfizer or Moderna. Availability is based on inventory supply.

All individuals younger than 50 years old should be aware of a rare but significant side effect associated with the J&J vaccine. If you are in this age group, we recommend that you consider using the available mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) instead of the J&J option.

By reviewing and acknowledging the risk associated with this potential side effect, you may still choose to receive the J&J vaccine if you prefer:

The rare side effect is called thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome. This is a serious blood clot that can occur in the blood vessels in your brain and lead to neurologic disability. This occurs at a rate of 1 in 140,000 doses in women and 1 in 500,000 doses overall (as of April 2021).

This side effect typically occurs about eight days after receiving the vaccine. The reported range is 6 to 15 days.

After you receive the vaccine, you should notify your doctor or seek medical care if you develop:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Leg swelling
  • Persistent abdominal pain • Neurological symptoms (including severe or persistent headaches or blurred vision)
  • Red-purple discoloration on your body at locations other than the vaccination site.

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