To Patients 70 Years of Age and Older:
UCHealth is following the COVID-19 vaccine distribution guidelines from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). We are currently focused on vaccinating individuals 70 years of age and older. To add yourself to the list to receive a vaccine:
- Please visit www.uchealth.org/covidvaccine for information
- Please visit uchealth.org/mhcregister to sign up for the vaccine
- From there, you can follow the prompts to provide the requested information
We will be randomizing the list of individuals and providing appointment notifications as vaccine supply becomes available. With that notification, you’ll be able to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine.
We are sending random invitations now to those 70 and older, and we hope to offer the vaccine to everyone in this group by late February. Anyone under 70 will be notified when vaccinations are available for their respective phase, as directed by CDPHE. The state currently expects the vaccine to be available for higher-risk individuals this spring, and for the general public this summer.
If you have additional questions, please visit the CDPHE link here: https://covid19.colorado.gov/for-coloradans/vaccine/vaccine-for-coloradans
Here is information for El Paso County citizens over the the age of 70:
To All AgeWell Patients:
As the first FDA-authorized doses of vaccine for COVID-19 are now being administered, we wanted to share this update with you.
COVID-19 vaccines produced by both Pfizer and Moderna have now received emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Vaccine shipments from these manufacturers are now arriving in Colorado and states across the nation. Currently, all vaccines are purchased by the federal government and distributed to states. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has set up a distribution plan for the vaccine with three phases.
- The first phase, which began last week, requires the vaccine to be provided for health care workers as well as staff and patients in residential nursing facilities.
- The CDPHE expects to move into phase two this spring. At that time the vaccine should be available for patients over the age of 65 and those with higher-risk medical conditions.
- Phase three, when the COVID-19 vaccine is available for the general public, should open this summer.
As the vaccine becomes available in future phases, AgeWell will share information with our patients on how they can receive the vaccine through email and website updates. Phase two vaccinations are likely to start in the spring of 2021 and it is not yet clear if AgeWell will receive vaccine to administer in our office.
Please do not call to try and schedule an appointment at AgeWell Medical as we are unable to do that at this time.