12- to 15-year-olds now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine. Here's how to get one in Larimer County

Kelly Lyell Sady Swanson Rebecca Powell
Fort Collins Coloradoan

Editor's note: This story was updated May 13.

All Colorado residents age 12 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine after the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave a thumbs up this week to giving teens the Pfizer vaccine: the mass vaccination site at The Ranch events complex, Safeway stores and UCHealth.

Parental consent is required for anyone younger than 18 years old.

Anyone seeking a vaccine can get one outside of their usual health care provider network.

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There is no cost to receive the vaccine, although an administrative fee of approximately $23 can be charged to a recipient’s health insurance provider, according to the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment.

Here’s a list of providers offering vaccines:

  • Larimer County Department of Health and Environment — Larimer County residents can find appointments at www.larimer.org/health/communicable-disease/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-vaccine or call 970-498-5500 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. The Ranch events center in Loveland is now operating six days a week as a mass vaccination site, and it accepts limited walk-ins without an appointment, though appointments are recommended. It offers Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Mass vaccination sites are also operating multiple days each week at Colorado State University's Moby Arena and the city of Fort Collins' Northside Aztlan Community Center.
  • Banner Health  BannerHealth.com is phasing out its vaccine appointments, a spokesperson said, and only providing second doses now to patients who have already received a first dose at one of its facilities. For those without internet access, additional information is available over the phone by calling 844-549-1856.
  • Centura Health — Visit Centura.org and log into your MyCenturaHealth account or click on the Colorado distribution tab to register for the waiting list. Those without internet access can call 866-414-1562.
  • Kaiser Permanente — Kaiser Permanente members and non-members can register online through different portals at health.kaiserpermanente.org
  • King Soopers — Those eligible can register online to receive a vaccination as they become available through a portal at Kroger.com/i/coronavirus-update/vaccine
  • Safeway — Safeway announced May 13 it is offering vaccines without an appointment, including for those ages 12 to 15. Safeway has Pfizer vaccine in the majority of stores, Moderna vaccine is available at some stores, and Johnson & Johnson is also available for those who only want the one-dose vaccine. You can still register online to receive a vaccination through mhealthappointments.com/covidappt
  • Salud Family Health — Register online at saludclinic.org/covid-vaccine.
  • UCHealth — Visit UCHealth.org and log into your My Health Connection account if you have one or create one if you do not. UCHealth offers self-scheduling. Those without internet access can schedule appointments by phone in English at 720-462-2255 and Spanish (Español) at 844-945-2508. People can also walk in to any of UCHealth's vaccine clinics. For a list of clinic locations, visit www.uchealth.org/covidvaccine
  • Walgreens — Visit www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19 to sign up.
  • Walmart — To schedule an appointment, visit www.walmart.com/COVIDvaccine.

More:Colorado opens mass vaccination site, in partnership with FEMA, at The Ranch in Loveland

For information about other places in Colorado to get a vaccine, visit https://covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine/where-you-can-get-vaccinated. Below is a map of sites across the state:

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